Audit Question Set Section 6.3 Competence

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 6.3 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

The system safety and environmental competence of all staff in posts with system safety and environmental responsibilities shall be regularly assessed, monitored and recorded.

- Policy Clause 6.3 Competence

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 6.3 and DSA 01.1, Elements A, C, D and K.
Applicable Legislation, Defence Regulations, Policy and Guidance
  1. What policy and regulatory requirements related to competence has your team identified and how has it interpreted them for its use?
Organisational Leadership, Culture, Capability and Change Management
  1. How has your team ensured that its staff, both individually and as a whole, have the competence necessary to conduct its activities?
  2. How does your team monitor changes to its business activities to ensure that it becomes aware of the need for new competences?
  3. Where are details of the above recorded?
Personnel Competence and Training
  1. Where are details of training completed / outstanding recorded for each individual?
  2. Who is responsible for ensuring that only qualified staff carry out particular activities?
  3. How are training deficiencies tracked until addressed?
  4. Where are details of the above recorded?
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

Competence

The system safety and environmental competence of all staff in posts with system safety and environmental responsibilities shall be regularly assessed, monitored and recorded.

6.3

Assures Procedures

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.

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.

SMP02

Safety Committee

This procedure describes the implementation of a Safety Committee, in order to ensure effective co-ordination between persons holding safety responsibilities.