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The following are links to publications and audit tools produced by VCEC which may be of interest to visitors:



ISO14001:2015 Upgrade Course HandoutThe handout was provided to participants during the ISO14001:2015 Upgrade course presented by VCEC in 2015 and 2016.  The material provides an introduction to the development of the new standard, reviews a number of key definitions provided in the standard and then carries out a clause-by-clause review to identify the differences between the 2004 and 2015 version of the ISO14001 standard.
Developing and Implementing Successful Environmental Training This paper was originally published in the Austrian Industry Group's 2002 Environmental Management Handbook. It describes a process which organisations can follow to identify the need for, develop and present training material. Even though it refers to environmental training, the processes described are equally applicable to H&S or any other form of training.
Using Competency Based Methods to Develop Your Next Training Course This paper was originally published in the Austrian Industry Group's 2003 Environmental Management Handbook. It expands on the use of identified competencies to develop training material. This process ensures each generic workgroup within an organisation receives the necessary information and skills necessary to complete their tasks competently.Again, it refers to environmental training, however, the processes described are equally applicable to H&S or any other form of training.
Assessing the Effectiveness of Training This paper was originally published in the Austrian Industry Group's 2004 Environmental Management Handbook. It describes the various methods organisations can use to assess if personnel have understood the material they were presented with. Again, it refers to environmental training, however, the processes described are equally applicable to H&S or any other form of training.
Identification of PCB Containing Capacitors This publication was produced under contract to the Australian and New Zealand Environment  and Conservation Council (ANZECC).  Its  was primarily targeted at electricians, their need to identify smaller PCB capacitors in electrical equipment and safely manage their storage and disposal. The publication has subsequently been used internally by various organisations to screen and manage PCBs. It includes both environmental and safety requirements relevant to PCB management.
ISO 14001:2004 Audit Tool The audit tool consists of a tabulated checklist which can be used to carry out a high level or gap audit of an EMS against the requirements of ISO 14001.  The level of completeness of the elements are scored and a  summary of the results can be displayed graphically at the end of the checklist. The audit tool is produced in Microsoft Word, which allows it to be easily imported into a larger report.

If you do use the Audit Tool commercially, a credit to the author would be appreciated.
AS 4801:2001 Audit Tool The audit tool consists of a tabulated checklist which can be used to carry out a high level or gap audit of an H&SMS against the requirements of AS 4801.  The level of completeness of the elements are scored and a  summary of the results can be displayed graphically at the end of the checklist. The audit tool is produced in Microsoft Word, which allows it to be easily imported into a larger report.

NOTE: Element 4.4.6 lists  requirements related to the identification of hazards, the control of hazards and evaluating the effectiveness of controls, i.e. the sub-elements within 4.4.6 provide guidance to other elements within the standard. In order to simplify the audit process, each sub-element within 4.4.6 has been relocated within the checklist  to the element it provides guidance to . The sub-elements of 4.4.6 have been highlighted in the checklist.  

If you do use the Audit Tool commercially, a credit to the author would be appreciated.



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