Safety Management Audit Law and Legal Definition

Safety management audit means “a systematic and independent examination to determine whether the safety management system activities and related results comply with planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives.” [33 CFR 96.120; Title 33-Navigation And Navigable Waters; Chapter I-Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security; Subchapter F-Vessel Operating Regulations; Part 96-Rules For The Safe Operation Of Vessels And Safety Management Systems; Subpart A-General]