1. Check that a Soil and Water Management Plan including detailed site layout is available, current and signed off by a suitably qualified person.
(A person who is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) or; holds a formal qualification in engineering (agricultural, civil, or environmental), geology, soil science, environmental science or management, or equivalent and who has completed a recognised course in erosion and sediment control and has over 3 years’ erosion and sediment control experience)
2. Verify that the erosion and sediment controls are installed in accordance with the Soil and Water Management Plan with an emphasis on
a) erosion controls (upslope clean water diversions, stabilisation, vegetation cover, revegetation and stockpile management); and,
b) sediment controls (sediment basins, check dams, sediment fences, silt curtains, coffer dams and encapsulation).
3. Carry out a visual observation of the site to see if there are any physical signs of erosion or sediment deposition off-site.
b) their specific markings
c) their limits of clearance
d) why the area is protected
4. Check to ensure dewatering doesn't result in sediment latent water being discharged off-site and into a waterway.
5. Check and review water monitoring results and check that all Total Suspended Solid (TSS) and /or Turbidity (NTU) results comply with legal limits and water quality guidelines.
Indicate the overall level of effectiveness of the Critical Control