This training course examines the steps that office managers need to take to protect the environment. It explores the moral duty, financial necessity, and legal requirement to protect the environment and looks at environmental policies that should be in place.
Employers must take steps to control the impact of their operations. We have a duty to protect our resources and ecology for ourselves and future generations. But it’s not just a moral obligation. It also makes good business sense.
Costs for necessities such as waste handling and energy will continue to rise. Along with this, environmental protection is of increased public and legislative focus. A failure to take appropriate action could result in irreparable damage to an organisation’s reputation, as well as costly fines.
Every organisation should have in place an environmental policy and provide appropriate training to ensure all employees understand these responsibilities.
Worldwide resources are becoming depleted, climate disruption is continuously increasing, and ecological systems are being devastated. Every organisation has a duty to set in place a clear environmental policy and take steps to reduce the impact of their operations on the natural world.
In offices, areas of important focus are reductions of energy use and systems to eliminate or reduce the amount of waste produced. As such, it is essential to provide sufficient training so that everyone understand the systems that are in place and is on the same page when it comes to protecting the environment.
Considering the environmental impact is also a legal duty. The laws that set out responsibilities for protecting the global environment include the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended in 2008) and Environment Act 1995. In addition, The Control of Pollution Act 1974 (as amended in 1989) regulates waste transportation, water pollution, air and noise pollution with fines for non-compliance.
This course highlights the importance of reducing the environmental impact of work activities. It explores the legislative, financial, and public responsibilities of managers to seek improvements for ecological protection.
The course outlines the relevant environmental policy and legislation that can help to build a sustainable world for future generations.
This online training course requires:
- No or little prior subject knowledge
- No course certification
The trainees will explore the following aspects of environmental protection in this online training:
- Why is environmental protection important?
- Our Policy
- Your Role
This health and safety online training is designed for all the managers, supervisors, and employers of an office environment who need to understand and control the risks that negatively impact the environment.
This course helps employers to:
- Reduce environmental risks
- Maximise sustainable opportunities
- Improve environmental safety culture within the organisation
- Enhance staff involvement in making workplace environmentally robust
- Improve company reputation within the global market
Human Focus online training to protect the environment offers the following benefits:
- RoSPA assured
- Fully online
- Compliant with latest health and safety legislations
- User-friendly learning management system (LMS)
- Simple to track the delegates’ progress and records
- No hidden cost
- 12 months accessibility with multiple assessment opportunities
- Clear voiceover
- Fast and effective learning
- Self-paced learning experience
- Comprehensive course
- Works on any device that has access to the internet
Format: 100% online
Course duration: 20 + minutes
- Mini-quizzes to support retention
- End of course knowledge test
This environmental protection online course concludes with a pass-or-fail assessment. Delegates must score 80% to pass the test. They are given two attempts.
On passing the knowledge test, the trainees will be awarded the internationally recognised certificates approved by RoSPA, in PDF form and printable.
Environmental risks should be assessed in the same way that you would assess health and safety, through the risk assessment. To do this:
- Identify all possible ways that your business may harm the environment
- Determine what level of harm they will cause
- Evaluate the level of risk and determine ways to reduce that risk to a reasonable level
- Record the identified results and implement precautionary measures
- Review your risk assessment on a regular basis
The following important things should be considered while looking for environmental hazards:
- Waste disposal – make sure proper containers are used which are located away from watercourses
- Hazardous substances safe storage, usage and disposal
- Environmental impact of toxic metals and other raw materials
- Emission of dust and other particles in the air
Environmental health and safety managers work with and for the organisation to promote good working practices among employees. Ensuring that the organisation is complying with environmental legislation.
Employers should be aware of the health and safety legislation. Therefore, business owners employ environmental health and safety professionals to achieve the benefits of environmental protection and meeting legal compliance.
An environment management system is a framework that helps organisations in achieving environmental goals through consistent review, evolution, and improvements in environmental performance.
This system helps organisations to address their regulatory demand systematically. This approach reduces non-compliance risks and improves health and safety practices for workers and the common public.
Environment management systems also address issues such as energy conservation and promotes solid operational control.