Section 1 - Environment Policy

  • Is there and adequate environmental policy that applies to the project area?

  • Are there adequate mechanisms for communicating the environmental policy to staff,contractors and relevant third parties?

  • Are there more clearly defined responsibilities for implementing the environmental policy objectives?

  • Is there an environmental management plan which defines detailed objectives,targets and procedures for implementing the environmental policy?

  • Is there an adequate environmental budget for the project area?

  • Is the management committed to environmental protection issues?

  • Are environmental issues considered at regular management meetings?

Section 2 - Environmental training and systems of work

  • Have all tasks / operations that involve significant risks to the environment been identified?

  • For all identified tasks / operations,are there appropriate written systems of work?

  • Are all staff who are involved in identifying tasks / operations appropriately trained in the written systems of work?

  • Are all contractors appropriately briefed on the environmental aspects / requirements that apply to them?

  • Is the performance of contractors subject to regular monitoring to ensure that they meet company and legal requirements?

  • Are all employees adequately informed about environmental issues relevant to their work?

  • Are all complaints about environmental issues from employees and third parties recorded and investigated?

Products and operations

  • Are any materials / substances used or produced in the project area which are subject to restrictions or phase out under international conventions / agreements or regulations?

  • Are all materials / substances used or produced in the project area assessed to identify relevant environmental concerns?

  • Are there adequate mechanisms in place to ensure that products or services have least impact on the environment?

  • Are all operations undertaken in the project area designed to have minimum impact on the environment?

  • Are there appropriate measures to minimise adverse environmental effects associated with energy generation / transmission / use?

  • Do any operations require permits / licences / notification / authorisation?

Section 4 - Materials use and storage

  • Are any environmentally hazardous materials / substances used or stored in the project area?

  • Have the potential environmental risks for these substances been identified?

  • Are all the environmentally hazardous materials / substances stored in suitable facilities?

  • Are unloading / loading procedures and equipment for environmentally hazardous substances adequate?

  • Do storage facilities for environmentally hazardous materials / substances comply with any applicable licences / authorisations?

  • Are storage facilities subject to planned inspections and testing?

  • Have all disused storage facilities (including below-ground storage tanks and pipelines) been decontaminated and rendered safe?

Section - 5 Waste management

  • Is there an effective plan for wast minimisation in the project area?

  • What categories of waste are generated / handled in the project area?

  • Are all wastes stored in accordance with regulatory requirements?

  • Are all wastes handled / packed / labelled in accordance with regulatory requirements?

  • If any waste are treated / disposed of / stored in the project area are all regulatory requirements meet?

  • Are all waste carriers / contractors assessed to determine their competence and suitability for dealing with waste from the project area?

  • Are all wastes subject to regular analysis?

  • Are all wastes generated in the project area appropriately classified?

  • Do all transfers of waste meet regulatory requirements for pre notification and / or written transfer notes?

  • Are there adequate arrangements for keeping records relating to waste management?

Section - 6 Effluent treatment and discharge

  • What types of liquid effluent are generated / discharged to sewer / surface water / ground been identified?

  • Have all regulatory requirements for discharge to sewer / surface water / ground been identified?

  • Do all discharges meet consent conditions?

  • If any effluent treatment is undertaken prior to discharge,are the facilities adequate for their purpose?

  • Are effluents regularly monitored / analysed?

  • If any effluent is discharged to surface or ground water, have the environmental effects been assessed?

  • Are there adequate plans of all drainage systems serving the project area?

  • Are there adequate measures to prevent spills or leaks entering storm water drains?

  • Are adequate records maintained for all discharges?

Section - 7 Emissions to atmosphere

  • Are there any emissions released to the atmosphere from the project area?

  • Have all regulatory requirements for emissions to atmosphere been identified?

  • Do all emissions meet the regulatory requirements?

  • Are there effective plans to prevent / minimise / render harmless all emissions to the atmosphere?

  • If any treatments are applied to emissions prior to release, are control devices adequate for their purpose?

  • Are adequate records maintained for all emissions to the atmosphere?

  • Are emissions subject to regular monitoring / analysis where appropriate?

  • Are all operators trained in procedures applying to emissions and control devices?

  • Have adequate assessments been made to determine the environmental effects of emissions to atmosphere?

  • Are there effective measures to control fugitive emissions?

Section - 8 Noise and nuisances

  • Are there adequate measures to control noise emissions from the project area?

  • Do emissions of noise meet regulatory or other requirements?

  • Has an adequate assessment been made of the impact of noise emissions on background levels?

  • Are there adequate measures to control other nuisances arising from the project area?

Section - 9 Land and property management

  • Have all regulatory requirements applying to land, property and services in the project area been identified?

  • Are all regulatory requirements met?

  • Are all land, premises and services in the project area managed to minimise impact on the environment?

  • Are there effective arrangements for security in the project area?

  • Are hazardous areas appropriately safeguarded by fencing / signs / access controls ?

  • Have the risks of land contamination in the project area been assessed ?

  • Are there appropriate procedures for assessing environmental modifications for existing facilities ?

  • Does the use of pesticides comply with regulatory requirements ?

  • Is all obsolete equipment removed ?

  • Are all radioactive materials used in compliance with regulatory requirements ?

Section - 10 Incident and emergency response

  • Are there adequate procedures for reporting environmental incidents and near misses ?

  • Are all environmental incidents and near misses recorded and investigated ?

  • Are all corrective actions reported ?

  • Are spill and leak responses adequate ?

  • Have all environmental hazards been identified ?

  • Is there a documented emergency response plan for the identified environmental hazards ?

  • Are the emergency responses tested by planned exercise ?

  • Are emergency response personnel adequately trained in documented procedures ?

  • Is sufficient emergency response equipment available ?

  • Is there a Halon replacement programme ?

  • Are there adequate measures to control pollution from fire fighting waters ?

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