Increasingly, companies are integrating environmental management systems into their business structures. The introduction of ISO 14001 and the European Union Eco-Management & Audit Scheme (EMAS) provide a formal structure for environmental management which can be independently verified.
External accreditors can certify sites that meet the requirements of the standard. This will allow customers, insurers, the public and other stakeholders to have confidence that the company is taking positive steps to improve its performance.
This course, which is suitable for all levels of employees, aims to explain the key environmental issues facing both manufacturing and administrative sites.
It can be used as part of an Environmental Management System for certification to ISO 14001 and EMAS.
- Introduction – (10 mins) – Considers the damage caused by environmental pollution, focusing on the greenhouse effect and the destruction of the ozone layer.
- Legislation Overview – (20 mins) – Deals with the main provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Environment Act 1995 and the work of the Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
- Chemical Storage, Handling and Disposal – (10 mins) – Considers how damage to the environment can be prevented by the correct handling, storage and disposal of chemicals.
- Energy & The Environment – (5 mins) – Examines the impact of energy use on the environment and describes how even small actions by individuals can add up to significant benefits.
- Benefits From Good Environmental Management – (5 mins) – Explains how waste reduction and recycling can benefit the environment and result in improved health and safety standards as well as significant cost savings.
- Self Test – (10 mins)
The average course completion time is one hour.