CFT Canada’s compliance audit is designed to verify if the corporation’s procedures meet all laws and regulations, policies and internal guidelines related to dangerous goods regulations in the workplace or offered for transport.
A compliance audit is a great first step to ensure regulations are met.
It will allow the company to know where it stands in relations to dangerous goods compliance whether it be for TDG, WHMIS 2015, environmental or health and safety.
A compliance audit integrates well with environmental and health and safety management programs.
The main objectives of the report is to identify :
Request for Transport (shipments)
of dangerous goods according to national and international laws and regulations for air, sea and ground transport.
An audit report would cover the following:
Part 1 – Administration :
Policies and responsibilities / Coordination of the program : General information on the companies requirements in order to meet all applicable regulations and obligations.
Lists of required training per employee or sectors
Level of knowledge for national and international standards
Proof of training
Copies of training certificates (validity and content) of employees and employers
Review of training files required to be maintained.
Informations on locations and identification of storage areas
Locations where dangerous goods are received and/or prepared for transport
Part 2 – Compliance :
Information on classification of dangerous goods,
Preparation and filing of documents,
Application, correction or removal of danger markings ,
Availibility of proper, up to date, publications for domestic, national or international shipments on the work site,
Availibility of UN approved packaging,
Format and content of shipping documents,
Marking and labelling
Knowledge of permits, their availibility and updates,
Segregation and incompatibility of dangerous goods.
Safety standards for loading and unloading,
Immediate reports in case of spills, proper use of equipment, emergency response and requirments for ERAPs.
The auditor will produce a report of recommandations deemed to be mandatory. The recommandations concern training, markings, packaging, handling, exports, imports, transport, storage, management software and much more.