Environmental, Health & Safety Regulatory Compliance Audit

Environmental, Health & Safety Regulatory Compliance Audit

Heat Recovery Steam Generator Manufacturing Facility, Central Vietnam

SLP Environmental was appointed to conduct and report an Environmental, Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance Audit (EHS RCA) for a large heat recovery steam generator manufacturing facility located in Central Vietnam. The EHS audit was conducted as part of the client’s global HSE Performance Auditing program.

The primary objective of the EHS audit was to assess whether operations and activities at the facility were, i) being conducted in compliance with Vietnam’s HSE regulatory requirements and the clients corporate HSE standards, and where non-compliances were identified, to ii) recommend corrective actions along with the timeframe for completion for each action based on risk categorisation.

As a first stage in the assessment process the Facility management was issued with an Applicability Screening Questionnaire (ASQ). Once the ASQ was returned, SLP prepared a tailored Documentation Request List (DRL), and provided a secure virtual data room (VDR) into which the Facility could upload the requested documents. Once relevant documentation had been reviewed, SLP conducted a three day onsite audit led by a Lead EHS Auditor, which comprised of Facility inspections, interviews with key informants and a review of information held at the Facility but not uploaded to the VDR.

The onsite audit concluded with a Close-Out Meeting for Facility management, in which key findings were discussed.

Following completion of the onsite audit, SLP prepared a draft EHS regulatory audit report for the Facility which provided a synopsis of requirements associated with each identified regulatory non-compliance (NC), the legal citation, NC root cause and prioritization for close- out based on risk assessment. The report included a Corrective Actions (CAP) to address each NC, a timeline for its implementation and the completion indictor. The report also included photographs and figures to illustrate findings.

The draft report was issued to corporate HQ, and once clients comments were received and addressed, the finalised report was prepared and issued.