• Project description

  • Contract No. GW

  • Contractor

  • Subcontractors on site

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  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Contractor's representative

Project Specific Conditions as Required by EPA and Other Regulators

  • Enter any specific conditions that have been required in the approvals for this particular project:

1.0 Records Management

  • 1.1 Are all controls listed in the EMP being implemented?

  • 1.2 Have all environmental controls listed in the Environmental Hazard Register been implemented?

  • 1.3 Are there any permit requirements associated with these works? If so, have all permit conditions been adhered to on site?

  • 1.4 Are all required MSDSs available on site?

  • 1.5 Are records of site audits undertaken by the contractor in accordance with GW's EMS?

  • 1.6 Is the EMP available on site and visible to all employees?

  • Environmental Emergency Management

  • 1.7 Is there an accessible incident response procedure on-site? Is it comprehensive and meet GW requirements?

  • 1.8 Have all environmental incidents on-site followed the correct procedure?

2.0 Noise

  • 2.1 Is there any observable noisy equipment / machinery on site that may not be in compliance with EPA requirements? Are silencers and exhaust systems effective?

  • 2.2 Are activities being conducted within the hours permitted for the site?

  • 2.3 Is equipment regularly maintained?

  • 2.4 Have the nearby neighbours been informed of the activities being undertaken at the site?

  • 2.5 Have there been any noise complaints?

3.0 Air Quality

  • 3.1 Is there any abnormal emissions (particularly dust) being caused by the works?

  • 3.2 Are all water carts and dust suppression measures observed on site and in use if required?

  • 3.3 Is there any odour on site?

  • 3.4 Are all trucks leaving the site leaving with covered loads to prevent dust and litter caused by windblown material?

4.0 Sediment and Erosion Control

  • 4.1 Are sediment traps and fences in appropriate locations and installed correctly? are they maintained, free of damage, blockages and debris?

  • 4.2 Are all stock piles located at least 10m from nominated native vegetation areas?

  • 4.3 Are all sediment stockpiles at least 30m away from water bodies and drainage lines?

  • 4.4 Is ground disturbance being kept to a minimum?

  • 4.5 Is there evidence of erosion?

  • 4.6 Are there mud tracks on the external road caused by the works? Roads must be regularly cleaned.

  • 4.7 Are all wash down areas located away from stormwater or surface water?

5.0 Waterways and Quality Management

  • 5.1 Do nearby water bodies have any evidence of contamination including increased turbidity?

  • 5.2 Have samples of water been taken for turbidity monitoring and the results available for inspection?

  • 5.3 Are works being carried out in or around natural waterways? If so are the Works on Waterways permit requirements in place and being adhered to?

  • 5.4 Are settling ponds in place to capture contaminated stormwater prior to discharge to waterways?

6.0 Flora and Fauna

  • 6.1 Has all native vegetation been identified and protected during the activities undertaken on site?

  • 6.2 Are all works outside Tree Protection Zone(s) and have areas on "no-go" been identified and suitably barricaded?

  • 6.3 Does the contractor have a copy of the permits allowing removal of vegetation? Is so are these permit conditions being adhered to?

  • 6.4 Is there any evidence of native flora being impacted by the works? Vegetaion removal, traffic, stockpile impacts etc. If so, are the necessary permits and requirements adhered to, has the Environmental team been involved?

  • 6.5 Is revegetation in progress (if required)?

7.0 Weed Management

  • 7.1 Has all machinery been cleaned prior to commencing work on site to prevent spread of foreign material( where identified as a requirement)?

  • 7.2 Are there any high threat weeds within the site area that require eradication?

  • 7.3 Are vehicles observed to be clean when leaving site?

8.0 Cultural Heritage

  • 8.1 Has there been significant ground disturbance on site in culturally sensitive areas?

  • 8.2 Has there been any evidence of aboriginal artifacts?

  • 8.3 Are any Cultural Heritage Plan or Permit conditions being adhered to?

9.0 Waste and Resource Management

  • 9.1 Are recycling and waste options available and is waste segregated to minimise waster disposal to landfill?

  • 9.2 Is the site clean of litter?

  • 9.3 Can material or waste on site be reused?

  • 9.4 Are waste facilities emptied regularly?

  • 9.5 Is contractor aware no fires are allowed on site for eliminating waste?

  • 9.6 Are there contaminated materials on site, if so is it being managed correctly?

  • 9.7 Is contaminated waste being transported accordingly?

10.0 Chemical Storage and Usage

  • 10.1 Are fuels and oils stored in bunded storages if required?<br>

  • 10.2 Are spill kits available on site?

  • 10.3 Are chemicals stored away from drainage lines and waterways?

  • 10.4 If chemical bunding is required, is it provided and adequate?

  • 10.5 Is there any observable evidence of spills or leaks from the storage areas?

  • 10.6 Are all containers labelled so contents are easily identified?

11.0 Fire prevention

  • 11.1 Is the grass within the work area below 110 mm in height?

  • 11.2 Is the required electrical and chemical fire fighting equipment in place?

  • 11.3 Is the contractor implementing appropriate strategies to respond to notifications from CFA and declared fire danger periods and total fire bans?

  • 11.4 Is a hot work permit system in use and are employees aware of it?

Additional comments

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Action Required

  • Contractor is to review the comments, and consider the recommended actions within this audit. The contractor needs to demonstrate they are complying with their obligations as an employer, what specific remedial action they propose for this site, and if any overall modifications are required to their Health and Safety Plan / safety procedures / supervision. Prompt corrective action is required to eliminate any agreed deficiencies, and any areas of disagreement need to be further explored in writing. All “failed responses” need to be addressed/resolved.


  • Gippsland Water responsible officer

  • Auditor

  • Contractor's representative

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