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Student Assessment Booklet AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Student Name: ________________________ Student InformationPurpose of the assessmentAt the end of this unit you will gain the knowledge and skills to Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceAssessment location and time constraints if anyThe assessments are divided in 2 sectionsAssessment Task Overview Assessment Task 1: Written questions You must correctly answer all questions in this task to show that you understand the knowledge required of this unit. Assessment Task 2: Develop, implement and review an environmental action plan For this task, you need to demonstrate that you can develop, implement and review an environmental action planWhen you have completed each assessment task you will need to submit it to your assessor. Instructions about submission can be found at the beginning of each assessment task. Make sure you photocopy your written activities before you submit them – your assessor will put the documents you submit into your student file. These will not be returned to you. You can use the Internet, books, magazines and other relevant resources to help with the answers.Trainer/Assessor SupportYou have the opportunity to approach the trainer/assessor if required during class hours. Your assessor will document any additional support provided.Student CommentsComputer/laptop including MS office 200877_Auto_ServiceRepair Automotive workplace or simulated workplace Environmental regulations and standards relevant to automotive workplace, including commonwealth, state and territory legislation and local government by-laws and regulations website https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/regulations http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/local-government-and-australian-environment-law VACC automotive environmental guideTrucks N Cars policy and procedure Safety shoes Disposable gloves Safety goggles Overalls AURAEA004 learner guide Workplace environmental auditing documents Sustainability audit checklist 200877 auto service repair Environmental action plan trainer sample Daily and weekly sustainability checklist trainer sample Emergency recording formAssessment outcomesIn order to be assessed as Competent (C) in this unit, you need to provide evidence, which demonstrates that you can perform the required competencies at the required standard. Competency depends on consistently demonstrating skills, attitude and knowledge that enables you to complete tasks confidently, in a variety of situations. To be marked ‘Competent you would need to Answer all questions correctly in this booklet and Achieve ‘Satisfactory’ result in all Project/Observation tasksReasonable adjustmentReasonable adjustment is the process of adjusting or changing the assessment process to meet the needs and characteristics of the candidates being assessed and any equity requirements to enable participation on the same basis as other staff and students. The determination of ‘reasonableness’ requires judgment that must take into account the impact on the organisation and the need to maintain the integrity of the unit of competency. Reasonable adjustment that could be provided are: extended time for the test oral questioning a different time a quiet, separate roomRe- submissionIf you have got a question wrong, your assessor will go through the assessment with you and provide feedback. You might be asked a different question to assess your knowledge level. If you are still unable to answer the question correctly your trainer will organise for you to re-submit. If you do not gain a ‘Satisfactory’ result in the theory component at the end of re-sit you will be marked as Not Yet Competent ‘NYC’ in the unit. If you have demonstrated competency in the practical tasks, your trainer will organise a time to be observed again. You will be provided sufficient practice time before the re-assessment. If you do not gain a ‘Satisfactory’ result in all the practical tasks, you will be marked as Not Yet Competent ‘NYC’ in the unit.Assessment MethodsWritten questions Project/observationAchieving CompetencyIn order to be assessed as Competent (C) in this unit, you need to provide evidence that demonstrates that you can perform the required competencies at the required standard. Competency depends on consistently demonstrating skills, attitude and knowledge that enables the student to complete tasks confidently, in a variety of situations. To be marked ‘Competent’ you will need to answer all questions correctly: Answer all written questions correctly Achieve ‘Satisfactory’ result in the Project/observation task.Project/ObservationAll assessment tasks are designed as a summative assessment tool. This task gathers evidence across the unit of competency. Plagiarism and cheating is considered as student misbehaviour, if you are caught cheating, your trainer/assessor will take the assessment away immediately. Further actions will be taken based on the student code of conduct policy. Your assessments must be typed neatly – no handwritten responses will be accepted. Your trainer/assessor will discuss the assessor checklist with you so you understand what they are looking for and what you will be assessed against. Your trainer/assessor will discuss and provide written feedback to you at the end of the task and mark as ‘S’ or ‘NS’.Unit end feedbackAt the end of this unit, you will be asked to fill out the student feedback form provided at the end of the Assessment Recording Tool.Additional instructionsSign your Individual learning plan/ Training plan When you submit your assessment ensure you have your name, unit name and the page number in the header or footer of each page. Attach all your assessments to the Assessment Recording Tool booklet, and submit it. You may appeal the assessment decision on any of the following grounds The unit outline was not explicit and did not detail how many tasks are required to be undertaken, how students will be assessed, or when the assessment will be. The assessor did not fairly and appropriately apply assessment criteria as specified in the unit outline The assessor did not conduct the assessment as described in the outline Assessment Appeals process can be found in your student handbook. Please discuss with your assessor and or the General Manager. Written Questions Student Instructions: You are to correctly answer each question below. Use your own words and make sure you reference any source materials you used.Your assessor will give you a due date for this task.This is an open book test – students can use their learning materials as reference.You must answer the questions by typing your answers in Microsoft Word or a similar program – your assessor will advise how to submit this assessment.You may prefer to use your computer to type your answers. Your assessor will advise you whether you can email your answers as a Word file, or if must print and submit hard copies. What you need for this task Access to a computer with Microsoft Word, printer, Internet and email software (if required).Make sure your answer clearly shows which question it relates to.Access to text book, internet and other learning material When do you have to submit the task? This task may be done in your own time as homework or you may be given time to do this task in class (where applicable).Your assessor will provide you with the due date for this assessment. What you have to submit? Your typed-up answers to each question.When you submit your assessment ensure you have your name, unit name and the page number in the header or footer of each page Q. NoWritten Questions1Health and safety legislation states that employees must know their responsibilities regarding safety and environmental practices in the workplace. As an employee list any 5 responsibilities that you have. What can happen if you do not meet these responsibilities?2What guidelines does the health and safety code of practice provide to the employer in relation to environmental practices?3As an automotive workshop manager one of your duties will be to manage waste in your workshop. Explain the methods or procedure that you will follow in order to reduce waste, reuse material and recycle waste.4Below are some products that you might use in your workplace. These products if not handled appropriately can cause risks to the environment. Write down the potential risks associated with these products and at least 5 measures that you could take to control the risks identified.ProductsPotential Risks and suggested control measuresChemicals and liquids such as coolants, oil, detergents, fuel etc.Dust, exhaust emission, evaporative fuel emissionNoise nuisance such as noise of grinders, engine testing equipment drill etc.Workplace wastes, including: Cleaning materials such as oily rags Waste oils, Coolant etc. Paper waste General rubbish Plastic, Scrap metal, Paper waste, Tyres5Write down the procedures that you should follow when sorting and storing hazardous goods for disposal or recycling?   6Describe strategies you might use for conservation of waste and energy in an automotive workshop?7Write down the basic spill clean procedures.8What procedures should you follow in order to prevent contamination of stormwater?9Describe bunding and how it is used to manage spillage of oil/chemicals?Explain how the grease traps, triple interceptor are used to prevent hazards enter stormwater and waste water drainage.10What procedures should you follow in order to minimise, contain and redirect emission of airborne particles, gases and fumes11In the automotive industry may it be a workshop, dealership, or factory the noise level at times can be quite high. What will you do to ensure that the noise level is not above the safety level?12Explain in your own words how you will plan to minimise environmental risk and follow sustainability best practice in your workshop.13As an Automotive workshop Manager it is your responsibility to write workplace policy and procedure. Explain how you will develop an environmental action or management plan for your workshop.14How will successfully implement your environmental action plan?15How will you develop a complaints handling procedure for your automotive workshop?16How will you review the environmental plan?17How will you manage staff adherence to the environmental obligations of your workshop? What do I need to hand in for this task?Have I completed this?Your answers to all questions Project/Observation: Develop, implement and review an environmental action plan About this task In this task you need to demonstrate that you can develop, implement and review an environmental action plan for the simulated automotive workshop ‘Trucks N Cars’. Alternatively you can use your own automotive workplace, but ensure that you have all resources available to you. This task is divided into three parts: Part A: Develop an environmental action plan Part B: Implement the environmental action plan Part C: Review an environmental action plan What you need for this task Access to the workplace or simulated workplace environmentAccess to workplace supervisor and colleagues if required (i.e. for assistance with answering specific questions) or classmates if in a simulated workplace environmentAccess to the full range of tools, equipment, materials etc. in the workplace.Sustainability audit checklistAccess to environmental regulations and standards relevant to own automotive workplace, including commonwealth, state and territory legislation and local government by-laws and regulations.Environmental action plan templateDaily and weekly sustainability checklist templateAccess to any penalties that may apply for breachesYour workplace or Trucks N Cars Environmental Sustainability Policy and procedureA computer that has: Microsoft Word installedan Internet connection What you have to submit Sustainability audit checklist used to develop the environmental action planThe completed environmental action planPolicies and procedures developed in Part BDaily and weekly sustainability checklistMinutes of Tool box meetingFilled out Emergency Response Recording FormSustainability audit checklist used to review the environmental action planReview of the environmental action planPolicy and procedures updates in Part CList of Environmental laws, regulations and standards Where and when you will do this task? In an automotive workplace or a workplace environment with access to a range of automotive tools, equipment and materials expected of a real automotive workplace.Assessor will provide you with the date of assessment Part A: Develop an environmental action plan Note to the assessor The tasks in this assessment consist of the student demonstrating how to conduct sustainability audit and develop an environmental action plan for the workshop.The student’s designated work area must be checked by the assessor prior to starting the task for safety hazards – any risks identified must be addressed immediately. The student must not start any task without also checking their work area, as per workshop safety procedures and task requirements.The student must not, at any time during the Observation tasks, be left unsupervised. If you must leave the work area, you will need to get the student to stop work and they must not resume until you return.You must follow workplace safety procedures, including making sure you are wearing PPE when observing the student doing their work. The safety of others in the workshop environment must always be considered during the Observation tasks. Ensure appropriate procedures are put in place to protect others in the work area against any activities being undertaken by the student. Stop the task immediately if the student is working in an unsafe manner and/or is using tools and/or equipment in a way they should not be used. Note: assessment must comply with relevant Australian Standards, regulatory requirements and industry codes of practice.If this activity is being undertaken in the student’s own workplace, you must talk to the supervisor before starting this activity. You will need to confirm where the activity can be undertaken – do not assume the student knows the correct place or the safest place. The supervisor can advise you on the safest locations based on job activities being undertaken in the workplace at the time, the movement of vehicles and other staff in the area.Remember that the safety of others in the area should also be recognised while this task is underway. Organise for most of the staff in the workplace or classmates in the simulated work environment to keep clear; however, you must ensure that one or two people can stand nearby. (To ensure the student considers their safety when handling the situation and asks them to move away). About this task: In this task, you need to use the ‘Sustainability audit checklist’ which you will use to identify any breaches or risks in the workshop. The checklist is available at the end of your booklet as Appendix Once the breaches are identified you will develop an ‘Environmental action plan’. Time allocated: 4 hours. If you do not complete the task within this timeframe, you will be marked as Not Satisfactory and will need to do it again. Your assessor will tell you if you can redo the task straight away or if they will organise another time. Notes to the studentYour trainer/assessor will observe you as you do this task. Read the instructions provided in this booklet so you understand what your trainer/assessor is expecting you to do. During the task, your assessor will ask you a range of verbal questions about the task, the steps you are taking and your findings and you must answer all questions correctly. Note: if you are not in an actual workplace, you will need to observe your classmates as they work. Note: if there are any items on the list that you cannot observe in your workplace or simulated workplace environment, you will need to access another automotive workshop and see what other places are doing. You will complete the action plan based on the issues identified and the comments you have made while conducting the sustainability audit. Instructions to the student In this task your trainer/assessor will observe you while you complete a workplace sustainability audit and develop an environmental action plan. As part of this task you will need to: Check the workplace for environmental sustainability issues with the help of the sustainability audit checklist.Fill out the checklist provided.Develop an environmental action plan based on the issues identified. You must ensure that your action plan: Covers the potential environmental risks caused by the operationIncludes sustainability best practice requirementsIncludes all the actions to meet the requirementsPerson or persons responsible for carrying out the actionTimeframe to carry out the actionquantified reduction targets in volume, weight or costs You will need to complete the sustainability audit checklist provided in this booklet in the appendix and develop an action plan. Before you start this task, you will need to source and go through your workplace’s environmental/sustainability procedures, regulations and any other relevant workplace documentation to ensure you can identify any issues or concerns. If you are not in an actual workplace, your trainer/assessor will provide you with the relevant documents. You should spend some time observing your colleagues/classmates working on a range of jobs and ensure that the items on the checklist are being adhered to. Make sure you also think about your own work practices and knowledge in regards to sustainability. You will need to complete the checklist by ticking the appropriate column (i.e. Yes or No). Try to think of improvements to current practices, items in the workplace and so on. Write these down in the ‘Comments’ column. You should also note down any issues or concerns you have in this column. If you are unsure about anything on your checklist, you can ask your workplace supervisor (if applicable) or your trainer/assessor for help. You can also refer to workplace procedures and any other documentation you have read. Your trainer/assessor will observe you as you conduct the sustainability audit, making sure you are picking up any issues or problems. Your trainer/assessor will also ask you some questions as you complete your checklist, just to check your knowledge and understanding of environmentally sustainable work practices in an automotive repair workplace. Note: make sure your safety, and that of others in the workplace, is always considered during this task. Make sure you cooperate with your colleagues/classmates and do not interrupt them while they are working or get in their way. When you have finished your inspection, you are to sit down and develop an environmental management action plan. Actions and improvements can sometimes be quite simple, for example: Putting in place some staff training sessionsPutting up posters about sustainabilityMaking sure waste bins are labelled clearly. Your trainer/assessor will be looking to see that you can do the following: Complete the workplace environmental audit by:Covering the potential environmental risks caused by the operation and includes sustainability best practice requirements such as: Regulatory requirementsEnvironmental managementManaging water qualitySoil and groundwater managementWaste water managementManaging air qualityHazardous substances and liquid wasteSolid waste and resource recoveryManaging noiseResourceIncluding all the actions to meet the requirementsDevelop the environmental action plan which includes: sustainability best practice requirementsall the actions to meet the requirementsPerson or persons responsible for carrying out the actionTimeframe to carry out the actionquantified reduction targets in volume, weight or costsDemonstrate knowledge of: Workplace activities, policies, procedures and processes related to workplace environmental sustainability and best practiceThe environmental laws, regulations and standards that are applicable to the automotive workplacePenalties that may apply for any breaches identifiedEnvironmental risks associated with the automotive workshop Communicate ideas and information to staff in order to ensure all work is undertaken according to environmental best practice. What do I need to hand in for Part A of this task?Have I completed this?Sustainability audit checklist used to develop the environmental action planThe completed environmental action plan Part B: Implement the environmental action plan About the task: For this task you will need to implement the action plan. Time allocated: Your assessor will provide you with a date to submit the task sections one and two below and then provide you with 45 minutes to complete sections three and four in workplace simulated environment or your workplace. If you do not complete the task within this timeframe, you will be marked as Not Satisfactory and will need to do it again. Your assessor will tell you if you can redo the task straight away or if they will organise another time. Instructions to the students This task includes a series of tasks that you would need to complete in order to demonstrate that you can implement the environmental action plan. You will need to develop the following documents for your workplace or a simulated automotive workshop: Clean up oil spill proceduresEnvironmental Sustainability Policy and ProcedureEmergency Response Procedures for minor and major environmental accidents. The emergency procedure response must cover dealing with large spills and dealing with toxic chemical leaks.Emergency response recording formChemical Storage Policy and Procedure (including information on how to store safety data sheets)Complaints Procedure for Environmental breachesSafe use of equipment procedure for e.g. hoist Based on the breaches identified in the previous task, you will need to develop a follow up system like the daily and weekly sustainability checklist in order to ensure that the procedures are followed and there are no further breaches. You will now need to source and store the safety data sheets according to your Chemical Storage Policy and Procedure. For this task, your assessor will divide you in small groups which may vary based on the number of students in the class, if the task is being conducted in the workplace then your colleagues can be a part of this group. You will need to conduct a toolbox meeting in your group where you will be observed providing instructions to your staff. (Classmates or colleagues). You will need to: advise the staff of the policy and procedures that you have developed in the section 1.inform the staff where the safety data sheets are stored.You will also need to demonstrate to your staff how to fill the emergency recording form. As an evidence for this task you will need to submit a toolbox meeting minutes and a completed emergency response recording form. A toolbox meeting of minute’s template has been provided to you at the end of your assessment booklet. Your trainer/assessor will also ask you some questions as you complete your task, just to check your knowledge and understanding of how to implement an environmental action plan. What do I need to hand in for Part B of this task?Have I completed this?Policy and procedures developedEmergency response recording formDaily and weekly sustainability checklistToolbox meeting Part C: Review an environmental action plan About the task: For this task you will need to review the environmental action plan developed in the earlier task. This task will be conducted a few days after the implementation of the environmental action plan. Time allocated: Your assessor will provide you with a date for the task. You will be provided 4 hours to complete this task. If you do not complete the task within this timeframe, you will be marked as Not Satisfactory and will need to do it again. Your assessor will tell you if you can redo the task straight away or if they will organise another time. Instructions to the students It is a good idea to review and change you environmental action plan to ensure that the workplace meet their environmental and sustainability best practice requirements. You have developed and implemented your environmental action plan in the previous task, for this task you need to review the environmental action plan and policy and procedures developed in the earlier tasks. Do not even consider stating that all the environmental practices are so good that they do not need improvement. Everything can be improved!! In order to complete this task, you will need to Identify, research and source environmental laws, regulations and standards, and sustainability best practices. You will need to list the environmental laws, regulation and standards and submit it to your assessor.Conduct an environmental audit using the sustainability audit checklist and compare the results with the previous audit conducted. You will follow the same instructions to conduct an environmental audit as in part A of this booklet.You will need to update your Environmental Action plan based on the results of your audit i.e. issues identified and comments made you will need to update. Again the same instructions will apply to update the environmental action plan as in Part A.Once you have updated your environmental action plan you will need to review the workplace policy and procedures you developed in Part B and modify as required or develop additional policy and procedure if required. This will depend on the environmental action plan that you redevelop. What do I need to hand in for Part C of this task?Have I completed this?Sustainability audit checklistReview of the environmental action planUpdated policy and procedureList of Environmental laws, regulations and standards Appendix Environmental Sustainability Policy and Procedures Purpose This Environmental Sustainability Policy aims to integrate a philosophy of sustainable development into all the organisation’s activities and to establish and promote sound environmental practice in our operations. Policy Trucks N Cars commits itself to minimising its impact on our environment through Providing a safe and healthful workplace;Having an environmentally sustainable aware culture, where responsibility is assigned and understood;Being an environmentally responsible neighbour in our community;Conserving natural resources by reusing and recycling;Using, in our own operations, processes that do not adversely affect the environment;Ensuring the responsible use of energy throughout the organisation;Participating in efforts to improve environmental protection and understanding;Taking steps to improve environmental performance continually;Conducting rigorous audits, evaluations, and self-assessments of the implementation of this policy;Working with suppliers who promote sound environmental practices; andEnhancing awareness among our employees, volunteers, and users – educating and motivating them to act in an environmentally responsible manner. Responsibilities It shall be the responsibility of the Management to establish and maintain policies and procedures and to bring these procedures into effect. It shall be the responsibility of the CEO to ensure implementation of these policies and procedures. Procedures Trucks N Cars will develop guidelines for staff, volunteers and users to adopt sound environmental work practices, and adequate training will be provided to ensure these practices are carried out.Trucks N Cars will act responsibly to correct incidents or conditions that endanger health, safety, or the environment. It will promptly report any such incidents to the relevant authorities, and inform affected parties as appropriate.Trucks N Cars will, use reasonable endeavors to, reuse and recycle materials, purchase recycled materials, and use recyclable packaging and other materials.Trucks N Cars will use all reasonable endeavors to that its services and products are safe, efficient in their use of energy, protective of the environment, and able to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.Trucks N Cars will use all reasonable endeavors to minimise materials and energy use, prevent air, water, and other pollution, and dispose of waste safely and responsibly.Trucks N Cars will use all reasonable endeavors to conserve energy by improving energy efficiency and giving preference to renewable over non-renewable energy sources when feasible.Trucks N Cars will, use reasonable endeavors to, utilise its particular knowledge and experience to contribute to environmentally sustainable techniques, technology, knowledge and methods.Trucks N Cars will use all reasonable endeavors to contribute to the maintenance and increase of biodiversity through its management of its landholdings.Trucks N Cars will use all reasonable endeavors to meet or exceed all applicable government requirements and voluntary requirements generally observed in its field, and will, in addition, adhere to the more stringent requirements of its own environmental policy.In order to continually improve its environmental management system Trucks N Cars will use reasonable endeavors to conduct audits and self-assessments of its compliance with this policy..Trucks N Cars will maintain an open and honest dialogue with staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and the public about the environmental, health and safety performance of its operations and services.Trucks N Cars will use reasonable endeavors to ensure that every employee, volunteer and contractor is informed of and expected to follow this policy and to report any environmental, health, or safety concern to management so that prompt action may be taken. Sustainability audit checklist This checklist can help you evaluate your environmental performance and identify areas for improvement. Date of AssessmentCompany’s NameAddressPerson conducting the assessmentWhat activities are carried out in the workshop Is the worksite plan available?  Yes  No Attach the worksite plan to this checklist  Yes  No Actions Needed The following questions are designed to help you determine whether your business could be harming the environment, breaking the law or be vulnerable to prosecution and fines under environmental legislation. Once you have completed this checklist, take a look at the questions that you consider require further investigation or action. Use these questions to develop an environmental action plan. YesNoAction neededRegulatory IssuesAre you aware of the environmental laws and regulations relating to your operations?Do you comply with the conditions of consent provided in your development approval?Do you hold permits, licenses or agreements for the site from the local Council and water / sewerage authorities
(for example your Murray darling authorities and local Council?)Environmental regulationsAre daily or weekly checks carried out to make sure correct procedures are being followed to protect the environment? (Refer to the sample daily and weekly checklists in the ‘Useful tools’ section of your learner resource.)Do you have an environmental policy?Do you have an environmental action plan?If so, does the environmental action plan have objectives, targets, responsibilities and budgets (where applicable)?Are your staff aware of your commitment to improving the environment?Have all staff been trained in environmental responsibility?Are your customers aware of your commitment to improving
the environment?Do you have an emergency response plan
(including a spill management plan)?Do you have a procedure in place to deal with complaints from the
public, regulatory authorities or staff regarding environmental issues?Do you have formal reporting requirements in place for recording
accidents and spills that harm or may harm the environment
(i.e. an incident report form)?Managing Water QualityDo you know where the storm water drains are located on and
surrounding your premises?Is your parts and vehicle washing area sealed (no exposed soil),
covered by a roof with an overhang, and bunded with a collection
pit for surface runoff?Do you have any structures or procedures in place to prevent
 storm water pollution?Is storm water run-off from your site always kept free of pollutants, 
such as litter, grease, dust and oil?Are storm water drains protected from accidental spills?Is all repair and servicing work undertaken inside your workshop?Is your workshop able to contain liquids (are floors and floor/wall joints sealed and do all doorways have a drive over or flexible barrier to prevent liquids escaping?)Do you store your hazardous materials, such as coolant, solvents, fuels and other chemicals, in a bunded and covered area that will not allow any materials to be spilled or washed into storm water?Are all your used vehicle parts stored in a contained area to prevent pollution of storm water drains?Do you have a procedure for dealing with spills?Do you have spill kits readily available?Do you use a broom or blower instead of a hose to sweep and clean up the surface areas around your premises?Soil and ground water ManagementIs there any evidence of ground contamination (e.g. visual stains, odours, affected vegetation)?Are there or has there ever been underground storage tanks on this site?Do you pressure test underground fuel pipes and storage tanks for leaks? Have all disused underground storage tanks been properly decommissioned?Waste Water ManagementDo you have a trade waste agreement or permit ?Are your liquid wastes collected by a licensed waste transporter ?
Do you have an oil/water separator for pre-treatment of your wastewater? Is your oil/water separator regularly maintained?
Do you store all waste oil and chemicals in a bunded and covered area or inside the workshop in an area that drains to an oil/water separator?Do you have systems in place to minimise the generation of dust and fumes and prevent air pollution?Are lids kept on chemical containers when not in use?If you install, service or decommission vehicle air-conditioners does your business hold a Refrigerant Trading Authorisation and do your mechanics hold a Refrigerant Handling license?Does your workplace have a well ventilated area for welding activities?Hazardous Substances And Liquid WasteDoes the hazardous materials storage area comply with dangerous goods
regulations and appropriate Australian Standards? For example, is the area
bunded, covered and fireproofed and are non-compatible materials separated?Have you notified WorkCover of the dangerous goods stored and
handled on the premises?Do you keep an up-to-date register of all of the chemicals stored at the site?Is the content of containers identified and labelled?Do staff know where to find Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on site?Do staff know how to prevent, contain and clean up spills?Do spill kits contain the correct materials to deal with spills from
all of the hazardous materials and dangerous goods kept on site?Are spill kits regularly checked and refilled?Do you dispose of liquids into the general waste bins?Are all your hazardous waste (e.g. waste solvents, oil, acidic
and caustic cleaning chemicals, waste oil filters, etc.) and
old tyres collected by a licensed waste contractor and taken
to an appropriate waste facility?Do you store all your hazardous waste in appropriate containers
and in a bunded and covered area to avoid pollution of the environment?Solid Waste And Resource RecoveryHas a waste review been carried out?Complete the following to obtain baseline information on your wastes:Landfill waste ______________kg/month disposal cost $ _______ per month Hazardous waste ________kg/month disposal cost $ _______ per month liquid waste _________l/month disposal cost $ _______ per monthDo you keep your solid waste bins with the lid on and stored in a covered area to prevent the wind blowing waste away?Do you separate different types of waste so they can easily be reused, recycled or returned to the supplier?Do you encourage your suppliers to take back packaging wastes, such as crates and plastic drums?Contractor Name: ___________________________Have you talked to your waste company about recycling options?Do you reuse or recycle: 
OilContractor Name: ___________________________SolventsContractor Name: ___________________________Scrap metal and partsContractor Name: ___________________________BatteriesContractor Name: ___________________________Plastic drums and containersContractor Name: ___________________________Aluminum cans/glass containers
Contractor Name: ___________________________Paper and cardboardContractor Name: ___________________________Managing NoiseAre you aware of the effects of your noise on your neighbours?Are noise complaints followed up?Do you regularly check and maintain noisy equipment, such as compressors, grinders and generators?Are there noise limits contained in your conditions of consent, license or approvals that are applicable to your operation? Are you satisfying your noise limits?Are any pieces of equipment, motors or fans left running after business hours?Can noisy activities be undertaken inside the building?Can doors be closed to reduce noise from noisy activities?Resource efficiencyComplete the following to obtain baseline information on your utility use:Cost of electricity $ _________ per monthCost of water $ _________per monthCost of waste $ _________ per monthOther $ __________per monthTotal $ __________per monthDo you have a team or ‘champion’ looking at on-going efficiency improvements?Do you monitor electricity, water use and waste disposal?Do you have energy and water saving procedures and targets in place?Do you use energy efficient motors?Do you use water saving devices, such as fitting trigger nozzles on hoses?Do you have a preventive maintenance program to make
sure all machines are operating efficiently? for example,
are air compressors regularly checked for leaks?Have you installed insulation to avoid heating or cooling energy
loss (e.g. insulation of roof, wall, piping, etc.)?Do you use water-based strippers, cleaners and degreasers wherever possible?Have you investigated alternatives to the hazardous materials or dangerous goods?Follow UpDo you have a system in place to follow up any concerns or actions
that need to be addressed following this self-assessment? Ref: www.environment.nsw.gov.au Environmental Action Plan Complete the environmental action plan based on the non-compliances identified in your self-assessment checklist. Note to the student: Ensure you include reduction targets in volume under action or measure. For e.g. water bill was $200 due to car washing. This could be reduced to $150 by avoiding car washes if not required. Environmental IssueAction or measureResponsibilityWhene.g.Managing water qualityEnsure staff use drip trays to catch liquids Develop a step-by-step clean-up guide to using the spill kit for small spills.Workshop supervisorBy next month Spill or Emergency response recording form Date of eventLocation of dischargeMaterial dischargedAmount dischargedCause of dischargeDid any material escape the siteWhat environmental or other effects resulted?Action TakenWho detected the spill and what did they do?Who else on the staff was notified and what did they do?Other Agency ResponseWere there any other agencies involved in the event? If yes, please list and describe their roleInjury reportWere there any injuries: Yes / No (please circle one)Cost reportEstimate costs of staff down time for cleanup and other response.External clean-up costsDisposal costsAny other costs (e.g. value of lost product)Incident ReviewWhat was done well?What was done that shouldn’t have been done?What was done wrong or could have been done better?PreventionDiscuss any changes needed to prevent similar accidents in the future Record of staff toolbox meeting Meeting details Business name:Meeting held at:Date:Meeting conducted by:Signed:WHS representative:Signed: Persons attending Issues covered Action required ActionResponsibleTimeframe Daily and Weekly Checklists Daily ChecklistTick ()e.g. All storm water drains have been checked and they are clear of oil, chemicals and litter. Weekly ChecklistTick ()Daily checklists have all been completed.All bunds have been checked and any damage or anomalies reported to the manager.

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