Audit Question Set Section 5.3 Hierarchy of Controls

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 5.3 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalent shall adopt a recognised hierarchical approach for achieving a reduction in safety risk and environmental impact.

- Policy Clause 5.3 Hierarchy of Controls

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 5.3 and DSA 01.1, Elements E and K.
Risk Assessments and Safety Cases
  1. What are the team’s preferred approaches to mitigating risks and where are they recorded?
  2. To what extent are the types of mitigation prioritised in terms of their effectiveness (ERIC PD approach)?
Self-Assurance
  1. How has the team assured itself that its risk mitigation processes are adequate and effective in reducing risk and where are the results of risk mitigation recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Hierarchy of Controls

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalent shall adopt a recognised hierarchical approach for achieving a reduction in safety risk and environmental impact.

5.3

Assures Procedures

EMP01

Environmental Management Plan

A fully resourced plan to manage potential impacts to the environment should be developed. It is likely that aspects will be known to the project team prior to commencement of the POEMS Process. This procedure should allow the project team to budget, resource tasks that may be required to assess the significance of the impacts from the project and to demonstrate that any significant impacts are minimised or reduced, as far as reasonably practicable.

EMP02

Stakeholder Communications

This procedure will enable the project team to ensure that environmental issues are appropriately managed, with all environmental responsibilities communicated. EMP02 will assist the project team in identifying stakeholders, define and agree project environmental responsibilities, produce an effective communication plan and assemble an environmental committee.

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.