Audit Question Set Section 6.2 Competence

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 6.2 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall ensure that those engaged in safety and environmental protection are suitably qualified and experienced to discharge their safety and environmental responsibilities.

- Policy Clause 6.2 Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 6.2 and DSA 01.1, Elements C, D and K.
Organisational Leadership, Culture, Capability and Change Management
  1. How has your team established its overall SQEP requirements as well as those of individual team members?
Personnel Competence and Training
  1. How has your team identified the training opportunities necessary to enable its members to become SQEP?
  2. Where are details of individuals training undertaken / outstanding recorded and how often are they reviewed / updated?
  3. In the event of having to allocate a task to someone who is not yet fully SQEP, what arrangements are in place to provide such staff with waivers and / or additional supervision?
Self-Assurance
  1. How has the team assured itself that its competence management processes are adequate and effective and where are the results recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel

Operating Centres, Project Teams or equivalents shall ensure that those engaged in safety and environmental protection are suitably qualified and experienced to discharge their safety and environmental responsibilities.

6.2

Assures Procedures

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.