If you know what to look for and what questions to ask, key EHS governance issues can be identified at major facilities - or even entire corporations - in a few hours As described in the article, the framework for Fast Governance includes the evaluation of seven key areas. Fast Governance can be a useful, inexpensive, and independent cross-check for determining whether EHS staff may have overlooked some key issues - a sanity check, as it were. It is also a good technique for raising management's awareness by highlighting key issues without spending a fortune on detailed independent audits. Fast Governance is particularly useful when a company has numerous sites. It is also helpful when the company uses many subcontractors, and where follow-up inspections of their work form a key component of assurance systems.