Environmental Audits & Inspections during Construction

Melanie Dixon September 15, 2021

Applied Environment & Safety recently provided environmental inspection and auditing support to Hazell Bros during their Bruce Highway intersection upgrades and safety widening project located between Gympie and Maryborough in south east Queensland.

This $8.1 million road project involved road widening works, flattening roadside slopes and installing guard rails as well as providing safe turning lanes. This project forms part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program aimed at improving road safety for the local community.

Our role on this local project included providing environmental support during construction. We believe in using our expertise and knowledge to add value and improve project outcomes for our clients. We used our extensive construction knowledge to identify environmental risks and provide practical solutions.

We assisted this project by conducting environmental audits focussed on the obligations in the Construction Environmental Management Plan. We also completed regular inspections of the works to identify environmental risks for each stage of construction.

Observations and recommendations were delivered in timely reports. The reports had details of observations from the environmental inspections and compliance against the environmental requirements to ensure the effective implementation of the Construction Environmental Management Plan. 

Environmental aspects observed and monitored for this project include:

  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Surface water and stormwater runoff
  • Noise and vibration management
  • Hydrocarbon management and spill prevention
  • Dust management
  • Biosecurity management 
  • Waste Management

Environmental controls were effectively implemented by Hazell Bros during this project. We believe in working closely with our clients to build supportive relationships. By working together, we were able to ensure environmental risks were mitigated for this project. 

For more information on other projects we have supported, visit our Projects page.