Coding to confirm type of audit
Going forward ARCA site audit reports will be colour coded and clearly labelled to indicate the type of audit, such as, ‘ARCA Site Audit – Unannounced’. Therefore, all parties, including the HSE, will know exactly the type of ARCA audit a report refers to.
Gold for ‘ARCA Site Audit – Unannounced’ – an unannounced Site Accreditation Audit Scheme audit to maintain membership
Dark Green for ‘Additional Site Audit – Unannounced’ – an additional ARCA site audit booked by a member for ARCA to choose site and carry out without any prior notice
Light Green for ‘Additional Site Audit by Arrangement’ – an additional ARCA site audit booked by a member for a specific site and time
“This system will confirm, to all parties, including the HSE at licence renewal application, which audits were unannounced. That is, those the member had no prior notice of an auditor arriving on-site, which therefore gives a stronger level of reassurance of performance,” commented Geoff Silver, ARCA Membership Compliance Manager.