Both internal and external auditors need to have a real-time, practical approach to their audits. The times when they used standard checklists are gone. They need to focus on the impact of the business plans as a result of good or bad management of Occupational Health and Safety Systems in the organisation and vice versa. This will raise the awareness and commitment from the top management in adhering to the standard.
So glad to see someone else saying 'the checklist is dead' and looking at auditors being key to the delivery of appropriate systems within a business. Bring it on!