Prime contractors have multiple responsibilities to ensure that dangerous goods are transported safely. This self-audit tool is a good starting point to evaluate your transport system.
Why is self-auditing important?
Ensuring occupational safety within your consignment and transport operations for dangerous goods is a primary responsibility of prime contractors. Self-auditing is a “health check” for your business that should enable you to identify gaps and take effective corrective actions.
Using this self-audit tool
The sections of this self-audit align with Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Six Pillars of Dangerous Goods Transport strategy. They address a selection of regulations concerning prime contractors. Where deficiencies are identified by a prime contractor, it is recommended that they are rectified internally in your quality management system. You should familiarise yourself with the applicable regulations and codes.