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Biodiversity planning

The role of biodiversity in an Environmental Management System: Managing the environment and improving sustainability isn’t only about controlling negative aspects, such as waste and emissions. The site can contribute positively to the environment by improving it’s sustainability as a habitat, reducing the use of harmful chemicals and promoting the growth of carbon sequestering trees, …

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Cleaning and disinfection for SARS-COV-2 (Coronavirus)

1. General requirements Cleaning and disinfection options for all type of premises during the COVID-19 pandemic have been identified by the European Centre for Disease Control (Ref. ECDC TECHNICAL REPORT Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings contaminated with SARS-CoV-2). Where SARS-CoV- 2 (the novel coronavirus) may be present in the environment both cleaning …

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Returning to the workplace during relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions

Returning to the workplace during relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions will be a challenge for lots of organisations. For the most recent and up to date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and returning to work go to: Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and …

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Employment Health & Safety law and COVID-19

For up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) go to – Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and Government websites: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public   EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW AND COVID-19 The basis for ensuing occupational health and safety is the identification of hazards, the …

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Risk management in ISO 9001:2015 and other management system standards

ISO 9001:2015 establishes a systematic approach to risk. The previous versions treated it as a single component of a QMS.  ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 have added an enterprise risk element to the existing environmental and safety risk assessments. A risk-based approach embeds an assurance and prevention strategy into the whole system. Organisations can increase …

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