Audit Question Set Section 5.1 Risk and Impact Assessment

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 5.1 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

All foreseeable Safety Risks and Environmental impacts shall be identified, assessed, prioritised and managed.

- Policy Clause 5.1 Risk and Impact Assessment

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 5.1 and DSA 01.1, Elements E and K.
Risk Assessments and Safety Cases
  1. What risk assessment methods were used to identify and assess both safety and environmental risks and where are their details recorded?
  2. Where are the results of safety and environmental risk assessments recorded?
Self-Assurance
  1. How were the risk assessment processes reviewed for their adequacy and effectiveness and where are the results recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Risk and Impact Assessment

All foreseeable Safety Risks and Environmental impacts shall be identified, assessed, prioritised and managed.

5.1

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.

EMP05

Impact Priority Evaluation

The procedure provides guidance on how to assess the priority for managing the environmental impact. The aim of this procedure is to assign all the identified impacts to a priority of Low, Medium or High. This will determine which risks and impacts deserve further consideration.

EMP07

Environmental Impact Management

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

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.

SMP06

Risk Estimation

This procedure provides guidance through development of the Hazards and Accidents identified previously, to estimate the level of Safety Risk posed by each.

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.

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.

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.