Audit Question Set Section 4.7 Safety and Environmental Objectives and Targets

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 4.7 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall establish and maintain relevant safety and environmental objectives with a resourced programme to achieve targets.

- Policy Clause 4.7 Safety and Environmental Objectives and Targets

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 4.7 and DSA 01.1, Elements C, E and K.
Organisational Leadership, Culture, Capability and Change Management
  1. How did management determine their safety and environmental objectives and where are they documented?
  2. How did management ensure that they had the necessary resources in place to meet their safety and environmental objectives and where are the details recorded?
  3. What arrangements have management put in place to review and update their safety and environmental objectives as circumstances change?
Risk Assessments and Safety Cases
  1. How has management ensured that the outputs of their risk assessments and safety cases are capable of demonstrating the achievement of safety and environmental objectives?

 

Self-Assurance
  1. How have you assured that your safety and environmental objectives and targets have been met and where are the details recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Safety and Environmental Objectives and Targets

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall establish and maintain relevant safety and environmental objectives with a resourced programme to achieve targets.

4.7

Assures Procedures

GMP01

Contracting for Safety

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

EMP06

Objectives and Targets

Setting objectives and targets are vital in helping to maintain environmental performance and drive continuous improvement. This procedure should help project teams identify objectives and targets related to impacts or aspects assessed as medium or high priority.

SMP08

Risk Reduction

This procedure provides risk reduction guidance for hazards that have not been evaluated as being either tolerable or broadly acceptable and ALARP.

SMP09

Risk Acceptance

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

SMP10

Safety Requirements and Contracts

This procedure provides guidance for defining the requirements of the Safety Management System (SMS), and how it will be demonstrated that safety targets have been met. The procedure also provides guidance for the development of contractual terms with external contractors where they are required.

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.

SMP01

Project Safety Initiation

This procedure describes the start-up of safety management activities on a project. It identifies safety stakeholders, and legislative and other standards that should be satisfied. The procedure also creates the key elements of the safety management organisation for the project.

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.

SMP07

Risk and ALARP Evaluation

This procedure provides guidance through Risk and ALARP Evaluation in order to identify where the system Risk meets Tolerability criteria, and where further action is required.