What is an AS/NZS ISO 14001 Management of Infrastructure and Natural Resources Procedure
An AS/NZS ISO 14001 management of infrastructure and natural resources procedure is the defined process for ensuring that suitable facilities, infrastructure, working environments and the management of resources are provided and maintained, to enable product and service conformity.
The infrastructure and work environment needed to achieve this conformity to product and service requirements must be determined, managed and maintained to continually improve environmental performance.
What are Resources and What Do They Relate To?
An organization’s resources may include human resources, specialized skills, infrastructure, technology, work environment and financial resources. Resources may relate to the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an environmental management system and its overall purpose within the organization.
The allocation of a resource should be undertaken with consideration of the capability and constraints on existing resources, and the needs of interested party expectations.
Resource allocation should be assessed during management reviews and consider aspects and potential impacts such as:
- Staffing requirements.
- Business infrastructure.
- The operational environment.
- Information and its availability.
- Suppliers and partners.
- Financial resources and infrastructure investments.
Note: An organization’s management is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining the infrastructure and resources needed to achieve product, service and process conformance and manage environmental outcomes.
What is Infrastructure and What Does it Relate to?
Infrastructure may include:
- Buildings, workspace and associated utilities.
- Process equipment (including hardware and software).
- Supporting both short-term and long-term services.
- Communication networks.
- Electrical systems.
- Transportation systems.
Note: An organization’s management has overall responsibility for identifying environmental aspects and any impacts on the environment that are associated with infrastructure and natural resources. Management must ensure that its life cycle activities, products and services are compliant with obligations and legislation.
Overview of Managing Some Resources and Infrastructure
An organization’s management is overall environmentally responsible for addressing risks and mitigating the use of resources and infrastructure and should always ensure that operations remain compliant with obligations and legislation.
Typical business resources and their associated infrastructure that need to be managed include:
Gas Powered Systems
- Always ensure that gas appliances, fittings and vents are maintained in a safe condition by conducting checks on each gas appliance.
- All installation, maintenance and safety checks must be carried out by a competent person.
- Records of safety checks should be retained for a minimum period.
Water and Water Conservation
- Management should take precautions to conserve water resources, including installing controls to optimize water use, reducing water usage in restrooms and showers.
- If water consumption notably increases, it should be immediately investigated.
- Pulse switches (or automatic meter readings) should be installed on some of the water meters so that water leaks can be detected and fixed promptly.
Electricity Use and Electrical Conservation
- All business equipment, such as copiers, printers, and personal computers should be turned off at the end of the workday.
- During work hours, all capable computers are to be programmed for the highest energy savings mode.
- Indoor lighting may be reduced in numbers and/or wattage, where possible, to provide minimum consumption.
- Existing interior and exterior lighting systems may be retrofitted with new energy-saving technologies where practical.
- All personnel are to be encouraged to turn off lights when leaving.
- Rooms may also be equipped with occupancy sensors.
Contents of this AS/NZS ISO 14001 Management of Infrastructure and Natural Resources Procedure
- Terms and Definitions.
- Roles and Responsibilities.
- Infrastructure and Natural Resources Process Overview.
- Infrastructure and Natural Resources Process Activity Map.
- Pest Control.
- Electricity at Work.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- General Fire Prevention.
- Fire Fighting Equipment.
- Fire Fighting Equipment Plan.
- Natural Resources.
- Natural Gas Conservation.
- Water Conservation.
- Electrical Conservation.
- Related Procedures, Forms and Documents.
- Review Criteria.
- Record Management.
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