5.3. Hierarchy of Controls

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3240 3.0 09/01/2017 - 00:15 Extant

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 5.3 of the Statute Policy mandated by DE&S 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

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

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.

Audit Question Set

Audit Question Set Section 5.3 Hierarchy of Controls

The Audit Question Set used as assurance in order to adhere to the policy described in policy clause 5.3.

5.3