General

  • Have they identified the scope of the Environmental Management System?

  • Describe the scope

  • What kind of EMS do they want?

Policy

  • Do they have an Environmental Policy?

  • Does the policy describe the EMS scope?

  • Does the policy require obedience to legal and other requirements?

  • Does the policy require continuous improvement?

  • Does the policy set objectives and targets?

  • Does the policy require communication to all on site?

  • Is the Policy signed by the most senior person on site?

  • Is the Policy available to the public?

  • Is a copy of the Policy on display?

Laws

  • Can they access environmental laws?

  • Do they have a procedure to identify and disseminate law changes?

  • Are laws cross referenced to Aspects?

  • Does a random person know about applicable environmental laws?

  • Have they done a Legal Compliance Audit?

Aspects

  • Have they identified their Environmental Aspects?

  • Are the Aspects reasonable and complete?

  • Have they identified their significant aspects?

  • Do they have a procedure to show how they identified and rated their aspects?

Objectives

  • Do they have a register of Objectives & Targets?

  • Can they produce a copy of their Objectives and Targets?

  • Are their targets measurable?

  • Have they identified steps to reach their targets?

  • Have they set up persons and time frames to get to their targets?

  • Have they made progress towards reaching their targets?

Accountabilities

  • Have they set Environmental Accountabilities?

  • Have they produced an accountabilities list with persons identified?

  • Does a random person know their accountabilities?

  • Have they appointed a person to report to Senior Management?

Procedures

  • Do they have written Proceduers?

  • Do they have a manual that identifies how their system works?

  • Does the manual cover all the requirements of ISO 14001?

  • Do they have written procedures for parts of their system as required by the Standard?

Training

  • Have they identified training requirements?

  • Do they have a training matrix?

  • Does the training matrix cover all the significant aspects?

  • Do they have a plan to provide training?

  • Has everybody been through awareness training?

Monitoring & Measurement

  • Have they identified measurements that show continuous improvement?

  • Are charts being prepared?

  • Copies of charts on notice boards?

Emergencies

  • Do they have an Emergency Procedure?

  • Have they trained persons in the emergency procedure?

  • Are the planning to practice an Emergency?

Records

  • Do they have a record keeping system?

  • Do they have a records procedure?

  • Are files ready for records?

  • Have they identified how long to keep records?

Management Review

  • Do they have a procedure for Management Review?

  • Have they completed at least one Management Review?

  • Did the Management Review cover all the topics required by the standard?

Auditing

  • Do they have an internal auditing procedure?

  • Is there an Auditor training plan?

  • Do they have an audit list?

  • Have they completed any internal audits?

Site inspections

  • Do they have a procedure for site inspections?

  • Do they have a site inspection list?

  • Have they done at least one site inspection?

Documentation

  • Do they have a working document control system?

  • Do they have a Document Control Procedure?

  • Does the document control procedure match what is happening?

Corrective & Preventative Action

  • Do they have a system to control non-conformances?

  • Is there a register to record non-conformances?

  • Is here at least one non- conformance?

  • Are there any completed (signed off) non-conformances?

Communications

  • Do they have a Communications Procedure?

  • Does the procedure cover all the required communications?

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods

  • Do they have Dangerous Goods on site?

  • Have they identified applicable laws?

  • Have they notified regulatory agencies?

  • Have the Dangerous Goods been properly stored?

  • List deficiencies

  • Are the Dangerous Goods properly labelled?

  • Have they conducted a risk assessment for Dangerous Goods?

  • Have persons who handle Dangerous Goods been trained?

  • Are correct signs posted on Dangerous Goods stores?

  • Do they require a Dangerous Goods Manifest?

  • Has the Manifest been properly generated?

  • Have they provided copies of the Manifest to regulatory agencies?

  • Do they have MSDS for all Dangerous Goods?

  • Are MSDS available to all who handle Dangerous Goods?

  • Are MSDS less than 5 years old?

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