Unsafe act audit is a procedure design which enables an organization to identify unsafe practices of employees in the organization.

Unsafe act audits therefore enables management to sense the safety climate in the worksite and take appropriate measures to prevent accidents and associated injuries. Unsafe Acts audits are conducted mainly by supervisory staff.

Howwever,non-supervisory  personel may also be involved whenever the need arises.

It is about observing actions of people that are unsafe that may ultimately lead to accident.

Objectives of Unsafe Act Auditing

  1. It Increases safety awareness: This  will reduce significantly the potentials for accidents in the individual’s working habits
  2. Raise standard: By Improving or reaffirming accepted standards of safety
  3. Promote communication and understanding ,and ensure effective use of the resources of the business
  4. It encourages teamwork as  regards safety


  1. The major principle in safety is the principle that all accidents is preventable
  2. Safety is everyone’s business
  3. Safety is everyone’s responsibility
  4. Safety training  is an essential element for safe workplace practice
  5. Safe work practices should be re-inforced and all unsafe acts and unsafe condition must be corrected promptly
  6. It is essential to investigate all accident and deduce lessons to prevent re-occurrence
  7. Off-the-job safety training is as important as on the job training.
  8. If its not safe,it is not right
  9. Safety audits are essential tools  in pro-active safety approach to accident prevention

Therefore, It is reasonable to observe people at work s.o as to take necessary remedial actions to prevent accident. One of the tools we can use is unsafe Act auditing. Safety training observation program card(stop cards) helps you to put these principles into action

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  • IKUESEWO SUNDAY OYEWOLE Posted: 05 Apr at 03:17 PM
    Unsafe Act Auditing is one of the vital tools in combating risk or Hazard to ALARP.
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