Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage Follow workplace procedures Use this table to identify and describe procedures you follow at work in order to comply with licensing, regulations or environmental policy. In the first column (Workplace procedure) list each procedure you follow. In the second column (Purpose) explain the purpose of the procedure. In the last column (Use of the procedure) describe the way you perform a task or steps you take in order to comply. An example is given to get you started.

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Lesson 5 Task

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices




Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage

Follow workplace procedures

Use this table to identify and describe procedures you follow at work in
order
to comply with licensing, regulations or environmental policy. In the first column
(Workplace procedure) list each procedure you follow. In the second column
(Purpose) explain the purpose of the procedure. In the last column (Use of the
procedure) de
scribe the way you perform a task or steps you take in order to
comply.

An example is given to get you started.


Workplace procedure

Purpose

Use of the procedure

eg Recycling procedure

Encourage recycling of
office waste, eg paper,
printer toner cartridg
es

I only print when necessary
and recycle printed copies
I no longer need.

If replacing a printer
cartridge I put the used
toner into a box labelled
for toner recycling.

Replace PC with low energy
PC




Use windows for natural
light




Filtering air
pollution





Use power management
software




Improve Efficiency

Before you look at what opportunities there could be to improve
environmental work
practices
in your own organisation, it’s useful to look at what other organisations have
achieved.

Printbound

is a company committed to making their products and workplace more
sustainable. Look at their sustainability measures a
t the
Smart
-
Biz
website.

For industry
-
specific case studies and improvement ideas explore these resources at
The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW
Industry and business
sectors

website.

Organisational policies, plans and procedures

Organisational policies, plans and procedures provide a framework for the
environmental work practices of a b
usiness. An
environmental policy
sets out broad
environmental objectives. These are formulated into plans and procedures to be
followed in daily work. If a business is to be environmentally sustainable, it needs to
continue being productive while avoiding
adverse effects on the environment.

Environmental plans
come from a decision to protect the environment but also form
the need to comply with legislation. They can also be a way for a company to market its
activities and demonstrate their commitment to en
vironmental practices.

Read
Energy

Australia’s one page environmental policy

available at the
Energy Australia
website.

In small organisations which might not have policies, plans and procedures, there can be
opportunities to identify improvements in work practices in an individual’s own w
ork
area and to suggest improvements. For example, if you work in an office environment, a
group could be started with this objective. A model for doing this is
Swinburne
University

where green office representatives are committed to finding and making
environmental improvements. Swinburne also has a
Green Office 10 Point Plan

made up
of 10 actions everyone can take to improve environmenta
l practices. Another useful
idea is to develop an end of day checklist that can be posted in obvious locations for all
employees to read when leaving work each day.

Look at this
End of day checklist

from the
ResourceSmart
website and think about how
it could be used in your workplace. Could you use these labels in your workplace to
change behaviours that have an impact on the

environment?
Choose to reuse
,
Recycle
paper and cardboard

Getting takeaway? Take m
e!

Where to start?

Your energy use at work is a good place to start. If you can reduce the amount of
energy used in your organisation, the cost of energy will also be reduced. At the same
time you will reduce the
greenhouse gases
produced by burning
fossil

fuels
in
producing that energy.

You could possibly use information you’ve already gathered about energy use in your
workplace to make decisions about your own workspace and the energy consumed. For
example, if you use a computer, is the ‘power save’ mode
activated so energy is not
being used when the computer is left on for long periods? At the end of the day, are
the lights left on in your building? At the beginning of the day are they all turned on
before they are needed? Is office equipment, such as pri
nters and photocopiers,
switched off at the end of each day?

Hints and tips for improving resource efficiency in your business

has tips on how to
improve the environmental performance of your organisation, available at the
EPA
Victoria
website.

Another natural resource that is used indirectly in all organisations is paper
manufactured from wood. Individuals and organisations can take actions to reduce the
volume of paper used and, indirectly the wood consumed from forests.

Find out if your organ
isation is using recycled paper and if printers are set to duplex
mode where possible to avoid single sided printing. Also identify the recycling methods
for paper and paper products and determine whether these are being used
appropriately every day.

Envir
onmental plans and policies are dynamic documents. As employees work with a plan,
they are able to give feedback on its effectiveness, particularly on the procedures
they are working with on a daily basis. This process of feedback and suggestion is part
of

an organisation’s
continuous improvement
process. Inviting feedback on
environmental work practices and acting on this feedback enhances the organisation’s
environmental credentials and the staff’s commitment to environmental work practices
and initiative
s. This feedback may come from individuals or groups and is most likely to
come from a process of consultation. This could be in the form of activities such as
staff surveys, team and union meetings and interviews. There could also be feedback
gathered fro
m interactions with customers, suppliers, industry researchers etc.

Making suggestions

It’s a good idea to ensure that a suggestion is well founded before it is made. This
could require doing some research for information or evidence in the form of figures

or
statistics. For example, if you want to suggest setting printers to double side printing,
you could collect statistics on the number of sheets of paper used in printing currently
over a day or a week and do a simple calculation to show the number of pa
ges saved
over a day or a week. You could also do a cost analysis for single and double sided
printing and demonstrate the savings to the business if the switch were made.

The NSW Government website,
Our Environment: It’s a living thing
, lists behaviours
you can check at home, work and play. Check the work behaviours for improvements
that could be made to work practices in yo
ur area.


Task
-

Environmentally sustainable work practices

Instructions

Categorise the work practices by copying and pasting them into the correct category
-

individual action or organisation action.

Target Items

Drag Items

Individual action

Organisation
action

Print on both sides of the paper

Use email if possible, not fax

Turn off light in stationery store

Place empty bottles in recycling bins

Recycle paper, glass and plastic

Install iced water tap units

Provide cotton towels in kitchens

Fac
ilitate employee car pooling

Set printers to double sided

Purchase environmentally friendly
cleaning products


Individual action


Organisation action






Task
-

Follow organisation's environmental management plan

There are many reasons staff should follow their organisation's environmental plan.
Choose true or false for the following reasons.

Question 1:

A licence or permit may be withdrawn.

1.

true

2.

false




Question 2:

If the organisation's

environmental management plan is not followed the environment
may be damaged.

1.

true

2.

false




Question 3:

An organisation's reputation may be affected.

1.

true

2.

false



Question 4:

The organisation may be fined.

1.

true

2.

false


Question 5:

An individual may suffer consequences for not working according to the organisational
plan.

1.

true

2.

false




Question 6:

An environmental management plan cannot be altered once it is in place.

1.

true

2.

false




Question 7:

Plans and procedures make clear the work practices staff needs to adopt to improve
environmental practices and resource efficiency.

1.

true

2.

false








ICASAS410A Identify and resolve client IT problems




Prepare maintenance report on your Project PC

Maintenance Report

Date:

________________________________
____


Maintenance System ID:
______________________



System Details

Motherboard:

Processor:

RAM:

OS:

HDD:

Optical drive:

Case:

Screenshot of system:


System Activity

Power consumption (watts)

off


Max boot


idle


W/P


Internet


Music


Video


Power Down



Describe any problem/s:


________________________________
____________________



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____________________



________________________________
____________________



Proposed solution:


________________________________
____________________



________________________________
____________________



________________________________
____________________


Resources required:


________________________________
____________________



________________________________
____________________



________________________________
____________________


Time taken:


________________________________
____________________


Approval for additional time and/or resources required:


________________________________
____________________


Approved by:

________________________________
_________


Date approved:

________________________________
________