BSBSUS401

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.

Topics:

  1. Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage
  2. Set targets for improvements
  3. Implement performance improvement strategies
  4. Monitor performance

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • analyse information from a range of sources to identify current procedures, practices and compliance requirements in relation to environmental and resource sustainability
  • consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to seek input and encourage engagement with developing and implementing sustainability improvements, encourage feedback and suggestions and report on outcomes
  • plan and organise work group activities to:
    • measure current resource usage
    • solve problems and generate ideas for improvements
    • evaluate and implement strategies to improve resource usage
    • plan, implement and integrate improvements into operations
    • meet environmental requirements
  • apply continuous improvement approach to sustainability performance
  • apply change management techniques to support sustainability performance

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • relevant internal and external sources of information and explain how they can be used to identify sustainability improvements
  • the compliance requirements for the work area with reference to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace procedures that relate to environmental and resource issues
  • common environmental and energy efficiency issues within the industry
  • benchmarks for environmental and resource sustainability that are relevant to the organisation
  • organisational systems and procedures that relate to environmental and resource sustainability improvements including:
  • supply chain, procurement and purchasing
  • assurance
  • making recommendations and seeking approvals

Nominal Hours: 40