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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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ISO14001:



St. John’s approach to a browser
based Environmental Management
System

Barbara Gritten

Senior Resource Analyst
-

Factorten

Some environmental issues

Chemical Pollution

Fossil Fuels Depletion

Reduction in Biodiversity

Air Pollution

Acidification of water supply

Global Warming

Atmospheric Ozone Depletion

Contaminated Land

Food Scares

Erosion of Coastal Defences

Deforestation

Waste Disposal

Contamination of Drinking Water

Transport & Congestion

Noise

Urban

Air

Quality

Packaging Regulations

Effluent Charges

GM Crops

Climate Change

Population Growth

Direct

Indirect

Resources:

materials,

water,

energy

Waste

Effluent

Air


surface &

ground water

Land use

Contractors

emissions

Air

Waste

to land

Water

Bio
-
diversity & eco
-
carrying capacity

Other demands

on the


environment

Air

Water

Waste

to land

Suppliers

emissions

Resource

flows

Environment
-

source of resources

& sink for wastes

Drivers to ISO14001

NHS Mel (1999) 61 & NHS HDL(2002)
-

issued by
Scottish Executive Health Dept.

Requirements:


Environmental Policy


Performance and set targets for : energy,
greenhouse gases, water, wastewater, clinical &
other waste


Implement an effective EMS


Submit annual energy & environment return


So what’s this to do with me?


Good management


Stewardship


Cost Savings


Reduce Risks


Deliver Value


Corporate Assurance


Demonstrate Excellence


Healthcare spending


Resource
Consumption

Planning

Continual

Improvement

Environmental

Policy

Implementation

and Operation

Checking

&

Corrective

Action

Management

Review

ISO14001
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Standard

PLAN
REVIEW
DO
AUDIT
System Plan

Implement System

Measure progress

How are we doing? Vs

Where do we want to be at this point?


Environmental Control


( Revise)

Programmes & Procedures

Procedures:





One
-

off



Assign responsibility



Target dates



Monitoring / Measurement on end
-

points

Programme Elements:



Need Control



Repetitive Job



Essential to get right



Need to be able to monitor, test and refine

Stage 1
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Planning


Initial review


Determine main environmental aspects


Direct & Indirect


Determine main compliance issues


Policy, Regulation & Guidance


Establish Significance of Aspects


Site implementation of Policy


Operational Objectives and System Targets

Environmental Programme


Training & Awareness


Employee engagement


Network of Champions & Leaders


Integration & Mainstreaming


Assign responsibility


Target dates


Monitoring / Measurement of end
-
points

St. John’s Environmental Aspects










Emissions to Atmosphere


Discharges to Water


Solid wastes


Use of Natural Resources


Discharges to land





St. John’s Env. Aspects







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Emissions to Atmosphere




Boiler Flue Emissions (CO2, SO2,
NOx & particulates)


Exhaust ventilation


Vehicle emissions


Burning of fossil fuels (energy
consumption)






St. John’s Env. Aspects







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Discharge to Water


Laundry


Canteen


Cleaning waste


Drain cleaning






St. John’s Env. Aspects







-

Solid Waste


Clinical


Canteen


Grounds & Gardens


Commercial (packaging)


Radioactive


General






Phase II
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Implement


Organisation


Distributed Structure, define Roles,
Responsibilities


Projects and initiatives


Links with other Initiatives & requirements


Stakeholder involvement


indirect aspects


Local Operational & System Control
Procedures

Environmental Management Group
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Org Chart

Staff Rep.
P. Tollin
Director of Finance
& Information
S Goldsmith
Engineering Mgr
J Shanks
Building Manager
W G Mooney
Estates Manager
H S Royston
Bus. Operations
Manager
N Swan
Linen Services
Manager
I Jamieson
General Services
Manager
G Young
Purchasing Manager
J Cochrane
Health & Safety
Adviser
P. Mackie
Director of Performance
Management
J Jack
Training Manager
M Hoolahan
Director of Human
Resources
L Khindria
Chief Pharmacist
M Dolan
Senior Chief MLSO
I Thomson
General Manager
Clinical Services
G Paxton
Clinical Director
Clinical Directorate
I Parker
Assist General Mgr
Surgical Directorate
L McGuiness
Clinical Director
Surgical Directorate
I Wallace
Locality Manager
C Bebbington
Clinical Director
Primary Care Directorate
C Brook
Chief Executive
P Gabbitas
St. John’s EMS Structure

St. Johns EMS

Environmental Manager

/ System Administrator

Environmental

Group Member

Trust Web Server

Environmental

Group Member

Environmental


Group Member

Browser Based System


Easy Maintenance





-

Document control


Minimal paper usage


Accessible, available


Simplifies audit process



Operational Policy Groups

Pollution Prevention


Energy Management

Water Management

Purchasing

Capital Development

Transport

Emissions to Air

Waste water discharge

Clinical Waste

General Waste

Resource

Management

Grounds Management

Pollution Prevention, Policy Areas


Control of Direct
Emissions/ Discharges to
Air and Water


Prevention of Spills
/Accidental discharges and
Environmental Incidents


Waste Production

-

Clinical
Waste & General Waste

Pollution Prevention
-

Strategy


Minimise inventory


Improve containment


Reduce hazard potential of the
material used by substitution


Treat substance prior to discharge


Reduce risk of accidental
discharge


Mitigate effects of discharge


Resource management


Environmental Footprint
-

Indirect emissions


Resource Consumption
-

Fair & equitable use


Conservation, Bio
-
Diversity
and Eco
-
Carrying Capacity


Resource management, Strategy


Demand management


Review needs


Minimise consumption


Measure & report performance


Procurement


Challenging & Greening the
supply chain


Scottish Healthcare Supplies



Phase III


“Audit”


Measurement of progress


Are we meeting our targets?


If not, what corrective action needs to be
taken and what are the mechanisms?


Seek to make the system self
-

correcting
and able to demonstrate continuous
improvement

Phase III


“Audit”


EMR group meet monthly


Trace environmental programme against
objectives & targets


Use existing reporting routes where possible
e.g. management meetings/ briefings etc.


Internal auditors training
-

pool from current
quality auditors where possible


Report Performance to NHSScotland
Property & Environment Forum

Phase IV
-

Review


Management Review


How are we doing?


Are we doing what we should be doing?


Are we achieving our systems objectives?



Are policies, objectives, targets and
monitoring measures appropriate and
effective?




Making it work


Commitment from Environmental
Management Group
-

active input


Management Programme



Evidence of improvement initiatives
-

energy,
waste, water, resources, pollution


Evidence of system use
-

audit programme,
records


Training and awareness programme


Increased resource productivity

Waste minimisation

Compliance &

Pollution Prevention

-
Innovation

-
New delivery mechanisms

-
New services

-
New products

Integration


Value

The journey to

sustainable development

Progressive Environmental Management

Contact:

Dr. David Telford

Tel. 0141 847 4420


Fax 0141 847 4421

Web: www.factorten.co.uk

email:technical@factorten.co.uk