The business has documented proof of consultation with local residents and communities regarding identification of and access to these sites

What does this mean?

  • As mentioned above, the business needs to consult with local residents and communities to ensure that all sites deemed to be of importance have been identified.
  • Records of these consultations and a list of sites must be kept by the business
  • Once the sites have been identified, the business needs to ensure that local residents and community members are not denied access to such sites.
  • Access to sites includes situations where the site is on the property of the business, but also in situations where access to the site is via the business.