An Environmental Management System is a program that can be used to identify, manage and reduce an organisation's impact on the environment. It provides your business with a systematic approach to planning, implementing, reviewing and controlling environmental impacts.
MCA® - Business Education & Training Environmental Management System sets out procedures designed to meet environmental performance requirements that are relevant to your business.
Advantages of implementing an Environmental Management System in your business:
Improved environmental focus for the business.
Continual improvement of your business and its environmental activities.
Identification and cause of potential environmental problems.
Reduction in waste and scrap.
Enhance your Company’s ability to win contracts.
Will assist in your company’s Compliance with its Legal Obligations under the Law (Failure to comply with the law can result in substantial fines and penalties).
New work health and safety (WHS) laws were introduced on 1st January 2012
The WHS laws replaced the existing OH&S laws.
These new laws will be consistent across Australia.
These changes will affect all Australian workplaces with INCREASED PENALTIES(corporations face fines of up to $3 million per offence, while individuals face fines of $600,000 or 5 years in jail.) for non compliance.
What you need to do.
Ensure you have documented safe systems of work in your workplace.