Audit Question Set Section 3.10 Review

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 3.10 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall review their safety and environmental management systems, at planned intervals commensurate with the risk, to ensure their continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.

- Policy Clause 3.10 Review

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 3.10 and DSA 01.1, Elements B and K.
Information Management
  1. What is your process for reviewing your SEMS and where is it recorded?
  2. How are SEMS updates implemented and where are the details recorded?
Self - Assurance
  1. What assurance has been undertaken to assure the adequacy and effectiveness of your review process and where are the details recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Review

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall review their safety and environmental management systems, at planned intervals commensurate with the risk, to ensure their continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.

3.10

Assures Procedures

EMP04

Screening and Scoping

This procedure describes how to carry out a screening and scoping exercise that identifies the project’s actual and potential environmental issues and directs the gathering of relevant environmental information for assessment later in the project level Environmental Management System.

EMP09

Continuous Review

Continuous review should ensure that outputs from all EMPs are kept up to date with overall project and other developments. A review should be part of a planned process of the revision of outputs as the project progresses in order to incorporate improved or amended information, or as the result of audit findings. This procedure assists the project team in continuous review and improvements to their projects

SMP02

Safety Committee

This procedure describes the implementation of a Safety Committee, in order to ensure effective co-ordination between persons holding safety responsibilities.

SMP03

Safety Planning

This procedure guides the development of a Safety Management Plan which defines the Safety strategy, ensuring acceptable Safety performance through life.

SMP09

Risk Acceptance

This procedure provides guidance for the acceptance of risks based upon the evidence presented in support of the ALARP statements.

SMP12

Safety Case and Safety Case Report

This procedure provides guidance on the development of a Safety Case and Safety Case Report. The Safety Case brings together all project safety information, forming a number of arguments which are summarised in the Safety Case Report.

SMP13

In-Service Safety Management System

This procedure provides guidance for sustaining safety performance by ensuring in-service arrangements are recognised and operated.