The implementation of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems assist in ensuring sound Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment compliance and performance of any organisation, eliminate the hazards and impacts of daily activities, products, and services and minimize the risks and impacts on employees, neighboring communities, and the environment. ISO Management Systems can be implemented individually or as a combined Integrated Management System. In either case an ISO SHE Management System, once implemented, improves occupational health, safety, and environmental performance by mapping out the framework for improving operating efficiency, increasing morale of employees regarding safety and the environment, and reducing costs associated with waste streams, injuries, and non-compliance. An ISO Management System can be tailored and implemented in organisations of various sizes, types, and natures whether the aim is certification or improved performance relating to activities, products, and services.
Environmental performance can be assessed through reviews or audits. Clause 9.2.1 of the ISO 14001 and 45001 standards requires organisations to: “conduct internal audits at planned intervals to provide information on whether the (OH&S / environmental) management system conforms to the organisation’s own requirements for its (OH&S / environmental) management system (, including the OH&S Policy and OH&S objectives), the requirements of this (document / International Standard) and is effectively implemented and maintained.”
ENVASS is able to systematically review the implementation and maintenance of the ISO Management System by objectively assessing your organisation’s processes, activities, products, and services and providing results in a report format. ENVASS’ auditors are accredited with the South African Auditor and Training Certification Authority (SAATCA) and strongly relate to and adhere to the mandate set out by the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). ENVASS’ auditors and lead auditors are trained through reputable training institutions which secure compliance with the requirements of ISO19011 (guidelines for auditing management systems) in preparing audit reports.
Once every five years, all International Standards are reviewed and a decision is made to confirm, revise, or withdraw the ISO standard. For example, after the review of the ISO 14001:2004 standard, the International Organisation of Standardisation decided to publish the new ISO 14001:2015 version. Organisations are allowed a three-year transition period to adapt their ISO Management Systems to the newly published standard.
When these standards are revised and published, ENVASS is able to provide organizations with a GAP Analysis that enables the identification of changes required in their current management systems and the development of implementation plans to meet conformance with the revised ISO system.
Understand the key differences between the 2004 and 2015 ISO 14001 management systems. Get to grips with key issues which will influence your existing and or planned management system and workshop with a facilitator on action plans to either change over or implement the new standard from the start. Course duration 1 day: 2 sessions. Group size 5 to 10.
Environmental laws in South Africa are continuously changing and the challenge of achieving compliance is on the increase. This course module assists the learner in understanding the basic yet applicable Environmental Laws in South Africa and how these legal requirements could have an influence on your company’s specific activities. The course module provides for contextualisation in accordance with the Aspect and Impact registers of the organization. Depending on the requirements, this course module can be tailor-made for an operational and or a strategic audience. Course duration: 1 day, 3 sessions.
Environmental laws in South Africa are continuously changing and the challenge of ensuring employees and contractors are aware of what the environment is and how they can affect it is ever-growing. Creating an awareness of the environment reduces risk and improves operational efficiencies. This course module assists the learner in understanding the basic yet applicable Environmental Laws in South Africa and how these legal requirements could have an influence on your company’s specific activities and how a person is an integral part of the environment. Depending on the requirements, this course module can be tailor-made for an operational and/or strategic audience, and to ensure compliance with international standards such as ISO 14001 and the GRI. Certificates of attendance are provided. Course duration:1 day, 3 sessions.