Auditing electricity, gas and water entities
The Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) conducts safety and technical audits on a number of electricity, gas and water entities operating in South Australia. The audits cover selected safety and technical areas in the operation of the entities.
Every electricity entity operating in South Australia is audited over a two- or three-year cycle. Gas and water entities are audited on a periodic basis, depending on the services they provide.
Details of audits carried out by the OTR are published in the Office of the Technical Regulator's annual reports.
The OTR has established guidelines for conducting safety and technical audits. The guidelines are generally based on Australian standards for auditing quality systems.
An internal audit checklist is available for water industry entities auditing their compliance with their safety, reliability, maintenance and technical management plans.