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):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

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 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE