Audit Question Set Section 6.1 Competence

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 6.1 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall demonstrate that competence requirements have been established for all roles in accordance with appropriate standards including the DE&S System Safety & Environmental Protection Competence Maps, Assignment Specifications and Success Profiles.

- Policy Clause 6.1 Roles and Responsibilities

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 6.1 and DSA 01.1, Elements D and K.
Personnel Competence and Training
  1. What has your team done to establish the competence requirements for staff fulfilling safety and environmental roles?
  2. To what extent have you ensured that staff competences are linked to DE&S Role Profiles?
  3. Where are the outcomes of Role Profile assessments recorded?
Self-Assurance
  1. How has the team assured itself that its competence management processes are adequate and effective in meeting Role Profile requirements and where are the results recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Roles and Responsibilities

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall demonstrate that competence requirements have been established for all roles in accordance with appropriate standards including the DE&S System Safety & Environmental Protection Competence Maps, Assignment Specifications and Success Profiles.

6.1

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.

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.

SMP03

Safety Planning

This procedure guides the development of a Safety Management Plan which defines the Safety strategy, ensuring acceptable Safety performance through life.

SMP13

In-Service Safety Management System

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