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Wed 21 Jul 2021
10:00 - 11:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Sustainability


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Environmental Compliance: introduction to key risks and practical action
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Wed 21 Jul 2021

Description

Do you know about environmental legislation that you need to comply with in your University role?

The University has committed to developing an Environmental Management System (EMS) in line with the international standard ISO:14001. As part of this, a programme of audits will soon take place, to determine compliance of University buildings and sites with environmental legislation. In this briefing session, we're providing relevant University staff with an overview of some of the key areas of environmental legislation that a typical EMS audit would cover, including practical tips and actions for staying compliant.

Target audience

Staff involved in management, operation and maintenance of University buildings and facilities

Prerequisites

University staff only

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 21 Jul   10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 Online Clare Palferman,  Peter Lumb
Objectives
  • Understand what 'ISO14001' EMS certification does and what it seeks to achieve for the University
  • Outline typical environmental risks and your role in identifying and managing these
  • Describe key actions for staff to maintain compliance with environmental legislation when:
    • Storing and disposing of waste
    • Discharging liquids to foul and surface drains
    • Operating refrigerated/cooling systems and facilities
    • Working near wildlife
    • Identifying and reporting an environmental incident
  • Outline sources of support from the Sustainability Team
Aims

To support University staff in understanding and acting on key environmental legislation.

Format

Presentations; Q&A

System requirements

MS Teams

Duration

1hr

Theme
Environment and Energy

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