Consultants generally provide the assessment, remediation and other environmental services. The auditor verifies the consultants work to ensure regulations have been met. Auditors review results from soil sampling and analysis, groundwater monitoring events, gases and vapours, remediation action plans, site environmental management plans, planning and development plans, and any other relevant documents at the request of the auditor to assist in the audit outcome. Where an environmental audit is to take place on a project/site the auditor is to be independent from the consultant doing the work. That is, no conflict of interest. The consultant and auditor respectively work together to deliver the best possible outcome for the client, their project, and human health and the environment.
AEA Co-founder and Managing Director, Phil Hitchcock, has made the almighty move to Adelaide. Phil is an EPA/DER appointed/accredited auditor in SA and WA, so his recent move from his old haunt in the Hunter Valley to Adelaide was a no-brainer putting him in the heart of the action, midway between VIC and WA. He has only been in Adelaide for a few months and has already been sought for a number of audits and is certainly helping keep our Adelaide team busy. Phil’s focus there will be to help grow the business in both SA and WA with frequent visits to WA to support our Perth office. Phil is known as a crackerjack, legend and highly respected operator in the environmental auditing world with having completed hundreds of audits across the country. We wish Phil all the very best on this new adventure and hope you settle in nicely!