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International Audit Protocols - Australia: Federal and Victoria

The Australia Federal and Victoria Audit Protocols for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) are organized around eighteen topics, with a separate module devoted to each. Record keeping is included within each module.

These Australia and Victoria audit protocols have been prepared to reflect the principal EH&S legislation that applies to facilities located in the state of Victoria, Australia. Both National and State legislation is covered.

Each protocol includes the Introduction outlining how that country regulates Environmental, Health and Safety issues and discusses EHS management and liability for corporations. It also includes a Regulatory Summary of the legislative components covered in the protocol.  Each of the topic modules begin with a summary description of the various regulations pertaining to that topic.

Applicability Tables, Pre-Audit Preparation requirements and Checklists, as a series of audit questions with Guide Notes for the auditor to verify compliance, form the body of the protocol and reference the legislation summary. Important clarifying information is also included in the accompanying tables or appendices within each topic module.

Two unique features, firstly the Audit Quick Check (AQC), allows for recording of audit findings and five different sort options to facilitate reporting from the MS Word® version and secondly, Xcelerator®, STP s recently released Excel®-based tool, allows auditors to rapidly collect, share, archive and export audit findings in one document, assign compliance scores for each audit question, and generate at-a-glance corrective action reports.

In addition this country-specific protocol is available through risk management systems.

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Topic Area
  • Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) and National Environmental Protection Council (NEPC)
  • Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DoPI)
  • Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2012
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth)
  • Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)
  • Environment effects Act 1978 ( Victoria)
  • Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Victoria)
  • Local Government Act 1989 ( Victoria)