Establish and maintain the environmental management system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIENV601D, 'Establish and maintain the environmental management system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Establish and maintain the environmental management system' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1 Establish and maintain the framework for the environmental management system

1.1 Access, interpret and apply environmental legislation, management documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Develop, document and have approved written policies and system procedures that clearly express the organisation’s commitment to environmental management and how relevant environmental legislation will be implemented, consistent with overall organisational policies

1.3 Define, allocate and include in job descriptions and duty statements, responsibilities and duties for implementation and integration of the system

1.4 Identify, source and/or provide the resources for the operation of the system in a timely and consistent manner

1.5 Provide and explain information on the system and procedures for the area of responsibility in a form readily accessible to employees

2 Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the environmental management system

2.1 Establish and ensure the maintenance of appropriate consultative processes, in consultation with employees and their representatives

2.2 Ensure issues raised through participation and consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly and effectively

2.3 Ensure information about the outcomes of participation and consultation is provided in a manner accessible to employees

3 Establish and maintain procedures for identifying environmental hazards

3.1 Existing and potential environmental hazards are identified and confirmed through site inspection and trends identified from the environmental record system

3.2 Develop and maintain written procedures for the ongoing identifying of existing and potential environmental hazards and ensure the implementation of these procedures

3.3 Monitor activities and ensure that environmental hazard identification procedure is adopted effectively throughout the organisation

3.4 Ensure procedures are in place and applied to environmental hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created

4 Establish and maintain procedures for assessing environmental risk

4.1 Ensure appropriate assessment of risks presented by identified environmental hazards is carried out

4.2 Develop a system procedure for ongoing assessment of risks and ensure its integration within site procedures and systems of work

4.3 Monitor activities to ensure that risk assessment procedure is adopted effectively throughout the organisation

4.4 Ensure procedures are in place for risk assessment to be addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change, to ensure that risks are not created

5 Establish and maintain procedures for treating environmental risks

5.1 Develop and ensure implementation of measures to treat assessed risks

5.2 Ensure the implementation of interim solutions, until a permanent control measure is developed, when measures which treat a risk at its source are not immediately practicable

5.3 Develop system procedures for ongoing control of risks and ensure their integration within site procedures and general systems of work

5.4 Monitor activities to ensure that the risk treatment procedure is adopted effectively throughout the organisation

5.5 Ensure risk treatment is addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change within the organisation to ensure that adequate risk control measures are included

5.6 Identify inadequacies in existing risk treatment measures and seek and provide resources to enable implementation of new measures

6 Establish and maintain organisational procedures for dealing with hazardous environmental events

6.1 Identify the range of most likely potential hazardous environmental events

6.2 Develop systems procedures in consultation with appropriate emergency services that would treat the risks associated with the potential hazardous events

6.3 Provide appropriate information and training to all employees to enable implementation of the correct procedures in all relevant circumstances

7 Establish and maintain an environmental training program

7.1 Develop and ensure implementation of an environmental training program

7.2 Identify and fulfil employees’ environmental training needs

8 Establish and maintain a system for environmental records

8.1 Establish and monitor the system for keeping environmental records

8.2 Identify patterns of environmental non-compliance

9 Evaluate the organisation’s environmental system and related policies, procedures and programs

9.1 Assess the effectiveness of the environmental management system and related policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the organisation’s goals, objectives and statutory requirements

9.2 Develop and ensure implementation of improvements to the system to ensure more effective achievement of environmental aims

9.3 Assess compliance against compliance documentation and code of practice to ensure that legal environmental standards are maintained