Origin Energy

Third Party Environmental Authority Compliance Audit for Gas Infrastructure

A third-party audit was required to assess compliance against the project’s environmental approval conditions.

E2M utilised an audit tool, including compliance assessment descriptors and a risk assessment matrix to perform a desktop review of relevant documents, systems, registers, and records, as well as interviews with applicable stakeholders. A site assessment of representative sites within the pipelines licensed areas was also required to assess implementation of site controls. The audit findings were documented in an audit report which graphically demonstrated the compliance status of the project against 98 Environmental Authority conditions, as well as providing information on opportunities for improved environmental performance.

Challenges

Logistics and timing for the site component were a challenge as the pipeline spans approx. 370 km in length.

 

Innovation

To ensure efficiency in the field and to minimise the risk of lost information, E2M utilised Collector for Arc GIS to capture the audit findings. E2M developed a customised Collector form to allow for spatial accuracy and to match photographic records with the audit findings which provided a streamlined approach for reporting.

To ensure efficiency in the field and to minimise the risk of lost information, E2M utilised Collector for Arc GIS to capture the audit findings.

Outcomes

Early engagement with the Origin operations and maintenance team ensured the correct personnel were available for interviews during the time of the site audit and to determine key locations or infrastructure to visit/visually assess. This meant the site audit ran as smoothly as possible with minimal down time between interviews and site visits. The project was delivered within time and within budget.

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