Why an EMS? - AGCSA

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Fine for offence

$250,000


Order to pay the DEC's court costs

$190,000


Order to pay Warringah Council's clean up &
investigation costs


$26,230


Order to pay Manly Council's clean up
costs


$24,270


Cost to Warringah Golf Club of installing
bunding

$6,614


Cost to Warringah Golf Club of installing further
environmental controls

$73,789



TOTAL

$570,903


Warringah Golf Club penalties


“…the Court should send a powerful message
to sporting club operators, and in particular,
golf clubs, that mismanagement or,
particularly as in this case, abandonment of
environmental responsibility will lead to
condign punishment.”







Justice Talbot



Today’s society demands that every
industry is accountable for its impact on
our environment.


The golf industry is no different.


This means we need to understand how
our activities could potentially impact
our environment


Then we need to be able manage,
monitor and measure what we do


We need a system to do this


Golf clubs manage nearly 400
environmental risks every day.



E
-
Par is an Environmental Management
System (EMS) that has been developed
specifically for the golf industry.


It complies with (in fact exceeds)the
international standard (ISO14001) for
EMS’s.


This means world’s best practice is
assured for any golf club utilising e
-
Par.


There are 18 steps to developing e
-
Par,
including a cyclable process of
assessment, planning, action, and
review.


Copyright EBS Pty Ltd 2004 All rights reserved.

9

PLAN


Environmental Policy


Environmental Aspects


Legal Requirements


Objectives and Targets


Environmental
Management Program

DO


Structure, Responsibility


Training


Communication


Env Mgt Documentation


Document Control


Operational Control


Emergency Preparedness

CHECK/CORRECT


Monitoring/Measurement


Non Conformance/
Corrective / Preventive
Action


Records


Audits

ACT / IMPROVE


Management Review


Continual Improvement


It is essential that all levels of club
hierachy understand the principles
behind an EMS, because at the end of
the day, we are ALL responsible for our
performance.


This includes developing an
Environmental Policy that is endorsed by
Senior Management


E
-
Par makes EMS development easier as
it contains a range of document
templates that can be adapted for our
club’s specific circumstances.


The initial development of e
-
Par takes
between 20
-
25 hours to complete, then
typcially 2 hours a week to maintain and
administer.

1
ST

TEE
-

Initial Environmental Review ( 2 HOURS)

2
ND

TEE
-

Develop Environmental Policy (0.5 HOUR)

3
RD

TEE
-

Environmental Aspects & Impacts (1 HOUR)

4
TH

TEE
-

Legal and Other Requirements (2 HOURS)

5
TH

TEE
-

Environmental Objectives & Targets ( 1 HOUR)

6
TH

TEE
-

Environmental Action Plans ( 1 HOUR)

7
TH

TEE
-

Structure and Responsibility ( 1 HOUR)

8
TH

TEE
-

Training, Awareness & Competence (0.45 HOUR)

9
TH

TEE
-

Communication (0.5 HOUR)

10
TH

TEE


Documentation (0.5 HOUR)

11
TH

TEE
-

Document Control (0.5 HOUR)

12
TH

TEE
-

Operational Control (1 HOUR)

13
TH

TEE
-

Emergency Response (1.5 HOUR)

14
TH

TEE
-

Monitoring & Measure (1 HOUR)

15
TH

TEE
-

Non
-
Conformance (0.5 HOUR)

16
TH

TEE


Records (0.5 HOUR)

17
TH

TEE


Audit (2 HOURS)

18
TH

TEE
-

Management Review (2


3 HOURS)

F

R

O

N

T


9

B

A

C

K


9


CONTINUOUS

IMPROVEMENT


The game of golf will continue to be
scrutinised closely regarding its impact
on the environment.


With diligent management, golf courses
can demonstrate considerable
environmental benefits.


The development and maintenance of a
compliant EMS will ensure our club can
demonstrate best practice
management of our environment.



Improved environmental performance


Enhanced compliance assurance


Prevention of pollution/resource conservation


Increased efficiency/reduced costs


Enhanced employee morale


Enhanced image with public, regulators, lenders, investors


Employee awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities


Reduced risk



Washdown bays can
be expensive to
construct, but a simple
risk assessment can
help to identify some
specific improvements
to our existing bay that
will significantly reduce
the potential for an
environmental
incident


Many fuel dispensing areas are non
compliant, but simply ensuring any spills
are contained can reduce the risk to you
and your club.


Similarly, chemical handling and mixing
areas should be reviewed to ensure any
spill, large or small, can be contained to
the immediate area.


Record keeping is
often overlooked or
neglected because
of time pressure


Committing time to
develop or source
easy to use
templates and then
to complete them
will improve the
club’s compliance
significantly



Compliance requirements are here to
stay, and are going to be enforced more
strictly.


Developing and maintaining an EMS that
meets the international standard
ISO14001 should be seen as an
investment that protects the club,
management, staff and members, as
well as the environment.