Audit

1. General OH&S Depot and Site

1.1. Service providers hold all current permits, licences and authorisations for equipment and chemicals used?

1.2. Condition of depot - Safe storage of equipment and plant, lures and baits, firearms and ammunition, OH&S, PPE

1.3. Condition of mobile works unit (vehicle) - Safe storage of equipment and plant, lures and baits, firearms and ammunition, OH&S, PPE

1.4. All staff have been inducted to the depot/new work site - completed and documented

1.5. All staff are trained appropriately for the activities they are undertaking. Any new training taken place? Is this documented?

1.6. Team members are familiar with Work Method Statements/Operating Procedures?

1.7. Job Safety Analysis and or Risk Assessment completed for each task?

1.8. Evidence of in house audits and inspections? Corrective actions undertaken if required?

1.9. Are fault reporting/rectification systems in place and issues documented and addressed?

1.10. Does First Aid equipment meet requirements? Are supplies replenished? How?

1.11. Are storage and/or transport of any chemicals appropriate? i.e. 1080, Pindone, Rodentacides. (For 1080 refer to 1080 audit sheet)

1.12. Are appropriate warning signage/work area restrictions utilised?

2. OH&S Works Site Specific

2.1. Have appropriate site specific JSA's been developed? Have all potential risks been identified? Are emergency procedures identified and relevant?

2.2. Have appropriate notifications been issued? (General, public, land managers etc)

2.3. Adequate signage as per works plan - does it comply with activity specification and other regulations?

2.4. Equipment and plant suitable for purpose and pre-start inspection completed where appropriate?

3. Activity Procedures

3.1. Environmental Management Procedures in compliance with contractual requirements (7.1 TSG)

3.2. Is the service provider using appropriate equipment? Any new JSA's?

3.3. What pre control assents have been undertaken?

3.4. Are works being conducted as per the works plan?

3.5. Have any changes to program's been discussed and agreed to by Conservation Officer? Are the changes documented appropriately?

3.6. Have record sheets been completed throughout the program and to defined specification?

3.7. Monthly invoices received with reports?

4. Animal Welfare

4.1. Is the service provider using the appropriate methodology and equipment? (Refer activity spec)

4.2. Are the methods of euthanising target species effective?

4.3. Has there been any non target species capture?

4.4. Has there been any requirement to process captures to the vet? Provide details.

5. Public Contact

5.1. Has there been any public interest, contact, trap tampering etc?

6. Other

6.1. Has the communication between the Shire and Service Provider been effective?

6.2. General Comments/Summary