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BC Timber Sales

Environmental Management
System (EMS) and Sustainable
Forest Management (SFM)

System Overview

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Foundational Knowledge of
the EMS

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Foundational Knowledge

Acronyms used in this training

BCTS = BC Timber Sales

BA = Business Area (i.e. regional BCTS office)

LPC = Licencee, Permittee or Contractor

LWCP = Licencee With Cutting Permit

EMS = Environmental Management System

EOP = Environmental Operating Procedure

EFP = Environmental Field Procedure

ERM = Emergency Response Manual

ERP = Emergency Response Plan

SFMP = Sustainable Forest Management Plan

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Foundational Knowledge

Why Do We Need an EMS?


To protect the environment


(through a systematic process)



To promote environmental Due Diligence


(through training, monitoring, & follow up)



To allow external evaluation of our progress


(through an audit process)

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Foundational Knowledge

Key EMS Components


Environmental Policy


Field Procedures


Monitoring & Follow up


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Foundational Knowledge


EMS Policy


States the guiding principles of our
certification systems


Commits to:


Meeting applicable laws and regulations


Preventing pollution and protecting the
environment


Achieving Sustainable Forest management


Continually improving


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Foundational Knowledge

Field Procedures


Administrative “tools” used by BCTS staff and
LPC to implement the EMS


Emergency Response Manual

(for management)


Emergency Response Plan

(for worksites)


Prework, Inspection, ER Checklist Forms

(for BCTS and LPC)


Environmental Field Procedures

(for work

activities)


Supplemental Information

(i.e. Fuel Management Guidelines, WHMIS information)


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Foundational Knowledge

Monitoring & Follow up


BCTS and LPC monitor and document the
progress of the EMS by:


On site visits


Conducting inspections (LPC self
-
inspections)


Participating in Audits


Follow up is captured by:


Creating actions and assigning responsibility to
ensure they get done


Reviewing actions to ensure what was done was
appropriate and complete (i.e. management reviews)

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How the EMS works

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How it Works

Plan
-
Do
-
Check
-
Respond


The EMS is based on a “continual
improvement” loop:

Plan

Do

Check

Respond

etc…

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How it Works

The Key Steps

1.
Project Preparation

2.
Preworks

3.
Follow the plan

4.
Monitoring and
inspecting the progress

5.
Taking Corrective
Action

PLAN

DO

CHECK

RESPOND

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How it Works

Project Preparation


Supervisor and Worker prep


Training


Distribution of information


Equipment prep


Project pre
-
inspection


Repairs
before the job starts


Emergency prep


Completion of Emergency Response Plan


Acquiring, testing, and distribution of equipment



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How it Works

Preworks


BCTS to Licensee or Contractor Prework


Verification of LPC EMS and Legal training


Convey significant EMS & Operational
information


LPC to worker Prework


Convey the following:


Key operational information about the site


Location of Emergency information, equipment,
and designated personnel


Key EMS information


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How it Works

Follow the Plan


Starting off on the right foot


Making sure everyone knows the Plan


Provide on site supervision


Checking the competence of workers


How to evaluate


On
-
the
-
job training


FOLLOW THE PLAN


Follow the stop work components of EFP’s


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How it Works

Inspecting the Progress


How to conduct inspections


Know which forms to use and how to fill them out


Know the Plan requirements and be able to identify
any deficiencies related to these requirements


A clear understanding should exist of who is
responsible for conducting self
-
inspections and the
frequency at which they are to be conducted


What to do with inspection results


Correcting the deficiencies (see next slide)


Reporting the issues


Retain records


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How it Works

Corrective Action


LPC Short
-
term actions

(ex. Reporting & cleaning up the spill, etc)


LPC Long
-
term actions

(ex. Determining why the spill occurred and
correcting that deficiency)


BCTS action

(ex. Conducting an investigation into the cause
of the spill and making recommendations to
prevent future recurrence)

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Be prepared for Audits

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Sample Auditor Questions

LPC Supervisors


Are workers given instruction as per the
Training Needs
Matrix
by an authorized trainer (can be a company trainer if
holding a BCTS Level 3 card)?


Are appropriate documents available at the worksite (ERP,
EFP)?


Are Preworks conducted prior to commencement of the
project?


Are the procedures outlined in the EFP’s followed to minimize
site deg, contamination, and erosion?


Are Inspections conducted at the frequency outlined at the
BCTS Prework session?


Are actions taken if non
-
conformances or non
-
compliances
are discovered?


Are records maintained as required for the EMS?



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Sample Auditor Questions

LPC Workers


Do you know the location of the EFP’s and the ERP and are
they readily accessible?


Did you participate in Preworks prior to commencement of the
project?


Are you following the procedures outlined in the EFP’s to
minimize site deg, contamination, and erosion?


Can you explain how to respond to spills, fires, and major
landslides or erosion events?


Do you have spill kits and fire tools available to you and are
they are in working order?



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What’s important to know about


Sustainable Forest Management

(SFM)

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SFM Review

Types of SFM Certifications


CSA Z809(2002)



describes how a
sustainable forestry management plan
(SFMP) should be developed,
implemented, and maintained


SFI



similar in scope and application to
CSA

Z809, American

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SFM Review

Where SFM Plans have their impact:


Influences higher
-
level planning by introducing
its own criteria for forest management


Requires data gathering and reporting to verify
adherence to SFM targets


Can produce changes to operational plans


Modification of block size and shapes


Introduction of additional protective measures for
resource features and sensitive zones


Changes in road locations and design


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SFM Review

How YOU conform to SFM Plans:


Follow the Operational Plans


Follow EMS requirements


Environmental Field Procedures


Emergency Response Plans


Legislation and Regulations


Training requirements


Follow Contract & License requirements


Follow Legislative and Regulatory requirements

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Summary


To be successful in an EMS, conduct your
activities to ensure:


Contamination is minimized


(i.e. make sure equipment is not leaking to ground)


Disturbance & degradation is minimized


(i.e. know the shutdown criteria
-

weather)


Training is achieved


(i.e. as per Training Matrix and competency is ensured)


Procedures are followed


(i.e. know EFP’s, ERP, etc)