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Safety Inspection & Audit Policy

CBA believes that preventative measures are required to control and minimize the risk of an incident occurring. An inspection is one of the best tools available to identify, eliminate, control, or reduce the risk of an acceptable level. Regular inspections of land, buildings, equipment, and worksite activity are conducted to recognize, evaluate, control, or eliminate substandard acts, conditions, or hazards before they become an unnecessary risk.

Informal safety inspections shall be performed continuously by all supervisory and management staff. Formal safety inspections are conducted at a minimum quarterly or more frequent intervals established by each operation or client.

The HSE designate will audit or will appoint a qualified auditor to conduct HSE Management System audits on an annual basis. It is the responsibility of managers and supervisors to ensure that formal HSE inspections are performed as required. All items identified as needing correction during the inspections are noted appropriately, corrected, and documented by the supervisor and a copy of the completed Inspection Report forwarded to the CBA General Manager for record-keeping.

- Formal Inspection: Formal inspections are visual of the workplace that are documented. They use an Inspection Form to record what deficiencies are found and what corrective actions are to be taken. This helps plan the next inspection so that previous problem areas can be rechecked to see if any deficiency still exists.

- Informal (Ongoing) Inspection: Informal inspections include the daily visual inspection of workplace conditions. These inspections are conducted by all workers as a part of their regular work tasks.

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