This qualification is for the industry heroes who help recreation organisations ensure they have systems in place keeping staff and participants safe at all times.
Calm, conscientious and detail-oriented, recreation safety auditors draw on industry experience and knowledge, as well as training in audit principles and processes, to gain an understanding of the businesses they audit.
Safety auditors critically assess the documents and processes that are in place, and provide mentoring and training to help organisations identify and address issues in their Safety Management Systems.
This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a workplace within the sport and recreation industry.
Graduates of this qualification will be equipped to conduct recreation safety audits that meet the requirements of ISO19011:2011: Guidelines for auditing management systems.
Auditing a recreation operation for compliance with the appropriate safety audit standard that applies to the recreation activities provided by the operator
Understanding audit principles, procedures and methods and applying these to a safety audit of a recreation organisation
Applying knowledge of legal and contractual requirements to a safety audit of a recreation organisation
Understanding recreation Safety Management Systems and their purpose, and applying these to the audit process
Mentoring and training safety managers operating in recreation organisations, including promoting an understanding of the indicators of a positive safety culture.
Understanding and applying the Safety Audit Standard for Adventure Activities
(This endorsement is a requirement for graduates who will be auditing adventure activities as defined by the Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016.)
Conducting incident and accident investigations in recreation situations.
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
Keen to become a qualified recreation safety auditor? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the sport and recreation industry.
If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.