Audit Question Set Section 2.1 Organisation and Arangements

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 2.1 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centre Directors or equivalent shall document their Organisation and Arrangements that shall communicate their commitment to Secretary of State for Defence’s policy statement, continual improvement, positive safety and environmental culture, to minimise adverse effects on the environment, and comply with legal and other appropriate requirements.

- Policy Clause 2.1 Organisation and Arrangements

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 2.1 and DSA 01.1, Elements A, B, C, H and K.
Applicable legislation, defence regulations, policy and guidance
  1. What has management done to identify standards, regulations, certification and legal requirements needing to be complied with?
Information Management
  1. Where are details of compliance status recorded and how are they reported as necessary?
  2. What follow up action is undertaken to address areas of weakness and where are details recorded?
Organisational leadership, culture, capability and change management
  1. What has management done to foster a positive safety culture? 
  2. How has management ensured that sufficient resources are in place to enable compliance?
  3. How has management informed its teams of the need to comply and the means of demonstrating compliance? 

 

Supervision and control of activities
  1. What management oversight and lines of communication have been established to monitor the status of compliance by teams?
Self - Assurance
  1. What internal and / or external oversight has been carried out to assure the adequacy and effectiveness of the above arrangements and their outcomes?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Organisation and Arrangements

Operating Centre Directors or equivalent shall document their Organisation and Arrangements that shall communicate their commitment to Secretary of State for Defence’s policy statement, continual improvement, positive safety and environmental culture, to minimise adverse effects on the environment, and comply with legal and other appropriate requirements.

2.1