• 1.1. Is there a current version of the Project IMS Plan available on site?

  • 1.2 Are environmental issues specific to the site included into the site induction process (including environmental emergencies)?

  • 1.3 No public complaints have been made regarding environmental issues (eg mud on roads, noise, rubbish & dust leaving site). NOTE: Do not include customer complaints. They are recorded in the Quality Audit.

  • 1.4 No visits from the EPA or council to site due to environmental issues?

Sediment and Erosion

  • 2.1 Have rumble strips or ballast rock been established at site vehicle exits if required?

  • 2.2 Are rumble strips or ballast rock clear of excess mud!

  • 2.3 Has crushed rock been placed in vehicle movement areas (not required if utilising existing roads or concrete/asphalt paths)?

  • 2.4 Are roads and gutters clean? Evidence of being swept and kept free of dirt at the end of the day and prior to each rainfall event?

  • 2.5 Are controls in place (enviro socks, gravel sausages, geotech fabric) around and on top of all storm water drains and are they working effectively?

  • 2.6 Are stockpiles secured to prevent erosion from run-off and wind (sediment fence, boundary filter fence, covered by geotech fabric)?

Flora and Fauna

  • 3.1 Has vegetation clearing been conducted in accordance with the Planning Permit? Photographic evidence prior to clearing available?

  • 3.2 Have protected trees been fully barricaded along the tree's drip line zone and appropriate signs displayed?


  • 4.1 Are works being conducted in compliance with approved council working hours?

  • 4.2 For noisy activities required outside the approved hours, has permission been obtained from the EPA, local council, and have local residents been notified? Need evidence of notification.

  • 4.3 Is the volume of radios being limited?

Air Quality

  • 5.1 Are vehicles confined to designated roads and tracks?

  • 5.2 Are adequate dust suppression methods being implemented (eg. Surfaces being dampened to suppress dust, fences covered in shade cloth)?

  • 5.3 Is there evidence of plant/machinery being maintained in accordance with manufacturer specifications?

  • 5.4 Monitor plant/machinery exhaust emissions for smoke (should not observe continuous smoke for longer than 10 seconds).

  • 5.5 Are vehicle speed limits being adhered to?

Cultural Heritage

  • 6.1 Have any artefacts been found or damaged on site?

  • 6.2 Where applicable, are archaeological and heritage issues included in site induction program?

Contaminated Land

  • 7.1 Has a soil clearance report been obtained prior to starting on site? (Usually required when industrial sites or potentially contaminated sites are redeveloped for residential use).

  • 7.2 If soil is contaminated, is there a Contaminated Soil Management Plan specific to the site and the type of contaminants? Specific requirements such as PPE must be included in the site induction.

  • 7.3 Has contaminated soil been completely covered with geotech fabric, and silt traps laid where run-off can occur?

  • 7.4 Have soils requiring off-site disposal been removed and transported by EPA licences contractor? Are copies of transport certificates available on site?

  • 7.5 Is the ground free of obvious contamination (eg oil or bituminous stains)? No oil leaks from tanks, mobile plant, generators and hydraulic hoses.

Chemical Handling and Storage

  • 8.1 Is chemical and fuel storage located in well ventilated areas and away from storm water system, waterways and susceptible site areas?

  • 8.2 Are fuels and liquid chemicals stored in bunded areas?

  • 8.3 Are chemical containers clearly labelled?

  • 8.4 Are appropriate spill kits available near storage areas?

Waste Management

  • 9.1 Have concrete wash out zones been created for pumps that need to be cleaned on site? Preference is to ensure contractor does this at own facility.

  • 9.2 Is the washout area maintained, bunded and located away from natural watercourses?

  • 9.3 Have paint wash out bays been established on site or are disposable brushed and rollers used and disposed offsite?

  • 9.4 Is the brick cutting area established away from the storm water drains and has an earth bund been established to contain wash water?

  • 9.5 Is all waste confined to either bins or skips and cannot escape the site?

  • 9.6 Is waste segregation available?

Other Specific To The Site

  • Identification of local flora and fauna specific to the area which could be impacted on, and may cause work to cease if spotted on site (eg Long footed Potoroo or Growling Grass Frog), displayed on the notice boards. Refer to the Environmental Impact Report if applicable.

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