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WHS Gap Analysis Auditing


All persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU, are required to have adequate WHS practices in place to provide all workers with, so far as reasonably practicable, a workplace that is free of hazards and risks that can adversely affect the health and safety of employees and have the ability to demonstrate continual improvement to the safety practices..


By conducting an independent audit of the company’s WHS practices, any gaps can be identified and address to allow a robust WHS program to be implemented/enhanced, protecting the health and safety of your workers and protecting the business from unnecessary financial costs, or exposure to financial penalties. 


Drake Safety conducts all WHS gap analysis audits in accordance with the relevant OHS/WHS act and Australian Standard AS/NZ: 4801:2001. This level of auditing provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the current physical WHS hazards and risks, which are in place and what additional control measures may be required.


The audit process is conducted by a qualified WHS professional and certified WHS auditor. The WHS Gap Analysis audit involves a detailed review of the, 33 sections and a total of (approximately) 286 areas of assessment being verified (depending on the audit criteria and scope.


This audit process can be completed as a comprehensive standalone audit component or combined with the WHS Gap Management System audit, providing a general overview assessment of the WHSMS, along with the comprehensive assessment of the company’s physical WHS practices provided by the conduction of a Gap analysis audit, to ensure continued improvement to the methods, used by the company, to manage WHS hazards and risks is achieved.  


For further information regarding the WHSMS auditing process and/or an obligation-free proposal, contact your local Drake office on 13 14 48.



  • Confidentiality assurance
  • Independent and comprehensive assessment process
  • Detailed documented report provision
  • Inclusion of Photographic evidence of all findings
  • Recommendations relating to all identified areas of concern
  • Post auditing support



  • Detailed assessment and reporting of finding to demonstrate continual improvement of the company’s WHS Management System
  • Provides recommendations to strengthen current practices to assist in providing a safer workplace.
  • Protects workers from suffering adverse affects of injuries or incidents
  • Enhances worker understanding and engagement to the companies WHS expectations

Reduces commercial costs and risk, whilst increasing productivity and performance of employees