The Audit of Explosives Storage and Transport Within the Australian Defence Force
AUSTRALIAN ORDNANCE COUNCIL CANBERRA
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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 ADFs 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.
- Safety Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Administration and Management