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Auditing employee health, safety and wellbeing risk

Course Description

Increasingly, the best organisations have recognised the need to properly ensure the health, safety, welfare and wellbeing of their people. They are demonstrating a real duty of care through word, practice and action - evidencing that people are indeed their greatest asset.

What is your organisation doing in this critical area and how is it managing the associated risks in the changed, post-pandemic world?

This course will show you how to provide effective, insightful internal audit assurance and advice over evolving, topical and business critical aspects of employee health, welfare and wellbeing, giving you the tools, confidence and understanding to plan and conduct your own value adding engagements in this vital area.


Who should attend?

This one-day course is designed to be relevant to internal auditors from every business sector and for delegates with varying levels of practical experience. It is of most relevance to those who are about to audit employee health, welfare and wellbeing risk, or the HR function, or who need to know more about these activities.


Course Programme

This course will take you through a blend of input, theory, discussion and practical exercises covering: 

  • People risk and its importance

  • A background to staff health, safety, welfare and wellbeing and its importance for all organisations, irrespective of sector

  • Key staff health, welfare and wellbeing objectives

  • Alternate staff health, safety, welfare and wellbeing strategies available to organisations

  • Key staff health, safety, welfare and wellbeing risks and options for risk mitigation

  • Topical issues, emerging trends, good practices and developments in these areas

  • Common challenges and issues faced when auditing staff health, safety, welfare and wellbeing practices and how to overcome these.

CPE competency areas covered

  • Professionalism (Due professional care)

  • Performance (Organizational governance)

  • Performance (Engagement planning)


John Chesshire 

John Chesshire, CFIIA, QIAL, CIA, CISA, has over 22 years' experience working in the internal audit, risk management, business improvement and governance fields. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute in the UK, is an Independent Internal Audit Committee Chair and has recently been Chief Assurance Officer for the States of Guernsey. 


He has delivered many well-received courses to several European Institutes of Internal Auditors and his other recent clients include FTSE listed companies, multinationals, central and local government, law enforcement, international charities, professional services companies, and international organisation such as NATO, the OECD and UN Agencies. 


He is a principal examiner for the Institute of Risk Management and has been a visiting lecturer in the Governance and Assurance Hub at Birmingham City University. He loves internal audit and particularly enjoys working in new and emerging areas of assurance interest.



John Chesshire


Day : 25/07/2023

09.00 - 16.00 (with 30min lunch break)

Deadline to register: 20/07/2023


CPE Credits : 6


Member 500 EUR 

Non-member 575 EUR






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