Environmental Audits & Inspections during Construction

Melanie Dixon March 05, 2021

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

This $8.1 million road project involves 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 project is to provide environmental support and facilitate continual improvement. We believe in using our expertise and knowledge to add value and improve project outcomes for our clients. We use our extensive construction project knowledge to identify environmental risks and provide practical solutions.

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

Observations and recommendations are delivered in timely audit reports which detailed compliance against environmental obligations to ensure the effectiveness and implementation of the 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/chemical spills
  • Dust management
  • Biosecurity management 
  • Flora and fauna
  • Waste Management

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

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