Medical Equipment Manufacturing Facility, Vietnam
SLP Environmental was appointed to conduct and report an Environmental, Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance Audit (EHS RCA) for a large medical equipment manufacturing facility located in Southern Vietnam. The EHS audit was conducted as part of the client’s bi-annual global independent HSE Performance Auditing program.
The primary objective of the EHS audit was to assess whether operations and activities at the facility were, i) being conducted in compliance with Vietnam’s HSE regulatory requirements and the clients corporate best practice standards, and where non-compliances were identified, to ii) recommend corrective actions along with the timeframe for completion for each action based on risk assessment and categorisation, cost estimates to address each finding and assignment of responsibilities to rectify the non-conformances.
Prior to the onsite audits being conducted, SLP issued the facility an Applicability Screening Questionnaire (ASQ). Based on facility responses to the ASQ’s, SLP prepared a bespoke Information Request List (IRL) for issuance to the facility, thereby enabling the facility management to compile all the EHS documentation requiring auditors review in advance of the onsite audit being conducted.
The onsite EHS audit at the facility lasted four days and comprised of an opening meeting and introductions, facility walk-throughs and inspections, interviews with key informants and a detailed document review.
Based on the findings of the walkthrough, interviews and document reviews, additional targeted inspections of internal and external areas of the facility with higher risk factors were conducted as necessary.
The audit concluded with a Wrap Up and Close-Out Meeting for Facility Management and a detailed audit report with findings and a Corrective Actions Plan (CAP) was prepared for corporate headquarters.