Audit Question Set Section 4.5 Environmental Impact Identification

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 4.5 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalent shall establish, implement and maintain a procedure for the on-going proactive identification of environmental impacts.

- Policy Clause 4.5 Environmental Impact Identification

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 4.5 and DSA 01.1, Elements C, E, F and K.
Organisational Leadership, Culture, Capability and Change Management
  1. What has management done to ensure that all of the resources (personnel, SQEP and  procedures) necessary to identify environmental impacts are available and where are  details of the resources required recorded?
Risk Assessments and Safety Cases
  1. What risk management processes and techniques were used to identify environmental impacts and where are their details recorded?
  2. How were the magnitudes of individual impacts classified into High, Medium and Low categories and where are the associated risk classification matrices located?
Equipment / Materiel and Infrastructure Design and Manufacture
  1. How have the environmental impacts been used to influence the design and manufacture of your equipment and where is evidence of this recorded?
Self-Assurance
  1. How have you assured that all environmental impacts have been identified and mitigated appropriately and where are the details recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Environmental Impact Identification

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalent shall establish, implement and maintain a procedure for the on-going proactive identification of environmental impacts.

4.5

Assures Procedures

GMP01

Contracting for Safety

This generic procedure serves to outline the process of managing contracting safety.

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.