All of the information you are gathering together and the results of analysing that information will be presented in your risk management and monitoring program (RMMP). Your RMMP should be structured in a form that is easily followed, so that anyone looking at it can understand the process used to prepare it and find the information they are looking for. It should reflect the range and complexity of the activities at your site and the risks to human health and the environment that they present.

Your RMMP would be supported by, but not limited to, associated documents such as risk assessment records, environmental performance indicators, operational control procedures, work instructions, monitoring schedules, and monitoring records. These would, in turn, be based on risk assessment records such as tables of your environmental aspects, risk consequence and likelihood tables, and risk ranking. The RMMP must be signed by a duly authorised officer of your company and must be made available to the Authority on request.

Based on this guideline, your RMMP may include, but not be limited to:

  • title;
  • name of company and address of activity site;
  • author or other reference;
  • date of preparation and revision;
  • date for review;
  • description of your activities (processes, raw materials, products, wastes, discharges, etc);
  • description of your environmental setting;
  • description of the expectations of interested parties (internal and external);
  • conceptual site model;
  • risk assessment;
    • environmental aspects table;
    • compliance obligations;
    • risks and opportunities;
    • list of human health and environmental hazards;
    • tables of likelihood and consequence;
    • risk rating table (including identification of emergency events);
    • risk controls and mitigation measures;
    • inherent and residual risk following the application of control and mitigation measures;
  • environmental performance objectives and indicators, including environment reference standards;
  • operational control procedures (or list of operational controls provided in separate documents);
  • roles and responsibilities;
  • document management requirements;
  • monitoring program;
  • performance evaluation and review;
  • incident and emergency response;
  • training; and
  • communications and reporting.

Reviewed 8 March 2024