5.6. Environmental Impact
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This clause is part of policy clause section 5 Risk Management. Risk Management is an essential function of safety and environmental protection and these Clauses reflect that importance. They set both general safety and environmental protection standards and specific DE&S requirements that support the need for assurance and performance monitoring to the Defence Board. The requirement to refer risks through Line management is included here.
Clause 5.6 of the Statute Policy mandated by DE&S states;
Significant environmental impacts shall be reduced or minimised as far as is practicable in order to protect the environment.
- Policy Clause 5.6 Environmental Impact
This page links to all of the guidance and assurance that is necessary to fulfil in order to adhere to this policy.
Procedures Subject to Policy
Environmental Impact Management
This procedure focuses on the management and reporting of high and medium priority environmental impacts associated with the project.
An operational control exists to ensure an activity is completed in the correct/desired way. This procedure should assist project teams in identifying where operational controls are required and checking the adequacy of operational controls.
Continuous review should ensure that outputs from all EMPs are kept up to date with overall project and other developments. A review should be part of a planned process of the revision of outputs as the project progresses in order to incorporate improved or amended information, or as the result of audit findings. This procedure assists the project team in continuous review and improvements to their projects
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.
Objectives and Targets
Setting objectives and targets are vital in helping to maintain environmental performance and drive continuous improvement. This procedure should help project teams identify objectives and targets related to impacts or aspects assessed as medium or high priority.
Audit Question Set
Audit Question Set Section 5.6 Environmental Impact
The Audit Question Set used as assurance in order to adhere to the policy described in policy clause 5.6.