NOSA offers a holistic range of certification services, from basic legal compliance audits to integrated health, safety and environmental (SHE) management system audits.

A baseline audit is used as a basis to identify deviations between a client’s management system and NOSA’s. The baseline audit serves as a consultation exercise and while the client will receive a detailed site report, no star grading will be allocated. The audit focuses largely on SHE risks, whereas emphasis on effort scores is covered in the star-grading audit. The star-grading audit is conducted to determine the status of a client’s risk management system and compliance with the applicable NOSA protocol. The audit is typically conducted annually but can be done more frequently, if requested by the client. The result of the audit is displayed as a NOSA star grading.

The NOSA audit team provides an independent audit outcome for clients in the quest to uphold the best principles of risk management in everyday business operations. The NOSA audit process should be viewed from a risk-driven perspective. Measurement and evaluation of standards should be measured in accordance with process/site-specific risks rather than fixed or invariable criteria. strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in the day-to-day management of their SHE risks.

The grading of a company’s system forms the basis of our internationally acclaimed NOSA integrated five-start system. Clients are awarded up to five starts as a symbol of occupational risk management excellence. The NOSA audit team identifies non-conformances and offers solutions through consultancy and training products. From drawing up safe work procedures to monitoring environmental pollution, from assessing due diligence to eliminating occupational hazards, NOSA’s expert team helps negotiate and manage the challenges of modern business.

The NOSA integrated five-star system is a framework for action and compliance that can be put into place anywhere in the world, for any industry type, and for any company of any size or structure. The system is driven by risk, thus minimum requirements can be tailored to the specific hazards of your industry, and your corporate and national requirements.

NOSA provides auditing services on any of the following systems/standards:

• Baseline audits
• Star-grading audits
-NOSA five-star system standard
(health and safety) and NOSA
integrated five-star system (health, safety and environment)
* General industry
* Mining (opencast, under
ground, quarries, coal, surface
plant, hard rock and other
* Marine shipping and other
* Healthcare and hospitals
* Forestry
* Education
* Gas
– NOSA integrated and aligned five-star system (including corporate governance and
social responsibility)
* General industry
* Forestry
• NOSA contractor compliance
system (basic health and safety
• NOSA legal compliance opinions
(in terms of Occupational Safety
and Health Act requirements)
• Client protocol – corporate
standards audit
• Due diligence – acquisitions and
• Sustainability – measurement of
standards of performance