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Site AS 1657 Audit

Orana Engineering prides itself on attention to detail which we not only apply to our engineering design and drafting services, but also our audit and inspection services which we offer to our clients.  

Orana Engineering was requested by Glencore’s Oaky No. 1 Mine to perform a site audit/inspection of all operational assets to AS 1657 with a particular focus on access platforms, walkways, ladders, stairs, and ramps. The scope of the audit was for compliance of access systems to AS 1657 with respect to design, construction and installation of these systems.  This inspection was completed alongside a structural condition audit to gain efficiency by completing two audits in one visit.

The inspection was completed over a period of 4 days with Orana Engineering staff working in tandem with site representatives to access all areas of the underground operations and surface infrastructure. Defects and non-compliances with the relevant standards were recorded and photographed to assist in the creation of a register and report outlining each individual fault, coupled with a detailed description of what the fault or defect was and a reference to the relevant clause of the standard, as well as provide a proposed action to rectify the issue.  The report was structured so that our client could easily track and locate each defect for the purpose of rectification.

The report categorised the defects based on client provided assessment criteria and an internal Orana Engineering risk analysis, where the report grouped defects within the relevant categories to assist in prioritising actions.  The report could then be used by the client to form the basis for a formal risk assessment and to create an action plan to rectify faults as required.

By completing thorough inspections and through detailed reporting, Orana Engineering was able to provide a number of recommendations that would assist our client to maintain a safe work environment.

If you would like any more information or details about Orana Engineering’s audits and inspections or engineering services. Please do not hesitate to contact us or review our capabilities.