Accession Number : ADA507251


Title :   The Audit of Explosives Storage and Transport Within the Australian Defence Force


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : AUSTRALIAN ORDNANCE COUNCIL CANBERRA


Personal Author(s) : Johnson, L W ; O'Reilly, M J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a507251.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : A Government audit of Australian Defence Force (ADF) explosives storage and transport safety several years ago highlighted a number of deficiencies in the practices being employed and recommended that an independent audit group be established within the Australian Ordnance Council to monitor the ADF's compliance with explosives storage and transport safety principles. This audit group (The Explosives Safety Audit Group (ESAG)) was established in 1990 and has been conducting audits of ADF facilities since then. This paper summarises the activity of the ESAG, presents its findings, and evaluates the usefulness of such a group. The findings of the ESAG may also stimulate some interest for others to follow a similar course.


Descriptors :   *MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE) , *AUDITING , *STORAGE , *EXPLOSIVES , *SAFETY , ORDNANCE , AUSTRALIA , DEFICIENCIES , TEST METHODS , FACILITIES , SYMPOSIA , REPRINTS , TRANSPORT


Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE