Audit Question Set Section 4.6 Safety Hazard Identification

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 4.6 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 safety hazards.

- Policy Clause 4.6 Safety Hazard Identification

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 4.6 and DSA 01.1, Elements B, E, I and K.
Information Management
  1. What information is used as the basis of Safety Hazard Identification and how is it stored to protect it from loss?
  2. How is Safety Hazard information made available to those requiring access to it?
  3. What read / write permissions are in place to control the update of data and ensure that only those requiring access can see it?
Risk Assessments and Safety Cases
  1. How are hazard identification and analysis activities carried out and where is the process documented?
  2. What were the results of hazard identification and analysis and where are they recorded?
  3. What sources of safety related information are monitored to detect changes in risk levels?
  4. How are the outputs of hazard identification and analysis updated as new risk related information becomes available?
Incident Management and Learning from Experience
  1. What processes are in place for incident management reporting and where are they documented?
  2. How do you ensure that details of incidents are made available to those requiring access to them?
  3. How are any lessons learned from incidents made known to interested parties to reduce the likelihood of similar incidents in the future?
Self-Assurance
  1. How have you assured that the hazard identification and analysis activities carried out were adequate and effective?
  2. How have you assured that the processes for updating the outputs of hazard identification and analysis were adequate and effective?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Safety Hazard Identification

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

4.6

Assures Procedures

GMP01

Contracting for Safety

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

EMP07

Environmental Impact Management

This procedure focuses on the management and reporting of high and medium priority environmental impacts associated with the project.

SMP04

Preliminary Hazard Identification and Analysis

This procedure provides guidance for conducting a Preliminary Hazard Identification and Analysis in order to determine the scope of the safety requirements for the system.

SMP05

Hazard Identification and Analysis

This procedure provides guidance through the Hazard Identification and Analysis process, in which all credible Hazards are identified and subsequently analysed in order to establish the associated Accidents and Accident Sequences.

SMP11

Hazard Log

This procedure provides guidance for the continual recording of hazards, accidents and accident sequences, including risk management information, in the Hazard Log.

SMP13

In-Service Safety Management System

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