Safety tours assess the adequacy of the physical working environment in which staff and others work – tour checklists are provided to assist those undertaking them. Departmental safety tour programmes should visit all locations on at least a 2 year frequency and are generally undertaken by staff within the Department.
The STFC SHE committee approves the corporate compliance audit programme ensuring all codes are audited every 3 years. The aim of compliance auditing is to consider "Are we following the codes and can they be improved?" Compliance audits are conducted by independent trained auditors.
Both tours and audits are recorded in SHE enterprise through which their recommendations and actions are managed.