The natural or legal persons who carry out the audit of the prevention system of a company may not maintain commercial, financial or any other type of relationship with the company, other than those inherent to their performance as auditors, which may affect their independence or influence in the results of their activities. In the same way, such persons may not carry out preventive activities coordination activities for the same or a different company, nor activities as a specialized entity to act as a prevention service, nor maintain commercial, financial or any other type of relationship with the latter. , with the exception of the following:
-The concert of the auditing person or entity with one or more external prevention services to carry out preventive activities in their own company.
-The contract to carry out the audit of the prevention system of an employer dedicated to the activity of external prevention service.
When the complexity of the verifications to be carried out makes it necessary, the persons or entities in charge of carrying out the audit may resort to other professionals who have the necessary knowledge, means and facilities to carry them out.
The specialized persons or entities that intend to carry out the audit activity of the prevention system must have the authorization of the competent labor authority of the place where their main facilities are located, upon request before it, in which the indicated provisions will be stated. in article 23 of RD 39/1997 modified by RD 337/2010.
The labor authority, after the reports it deems appropriate, will issue a resolution authorizing or denying the request made within a period of three months, counted from the entry of the request in the registry of the competent administrative body. Once this period has elapsed without an express resolution having been issued, the request may be understood to have been rejected.
The provisions for accreditation in articles 24 and 25, as well as the provisions of article 26 in relation to the maintenance of the authorization conditions and the termination, where appropriate, of the authorizations granted, shall apply to the authorization.