EHS Management Systems Implementation & Training

For over fifteen years GBK's EMS Group has worked not only to develop a comprehensive understanding of international environmental, health and safety management system standards (such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001), but to concentrate on their application to existing management schemes. The EMS Group has assisted organizations ranging from the Malaysian government to the US Army in implementing compliant systems.

Our implementation services include:

  • Gap analysis and finding reports;
  • Preparing and presenting comprehensive implementation plans;
  • Environmental impact analysis and significance testing;
  • Cross Functional Team (CFT) training, coordination and coaching;
  • Developing implementation tools;
  • Drafting EMS documentation, formal procedures and management plans;
  • Deploying technology-based, ESOH information management systems; and
  • Providing a full-complement of training programs from EMS Awareness to Internal Auditing

Our unique Environmental Management Systems Implementation Workshop (EMSIW) is an intensive, quick-paced developmental workshop made possible through extensive preliminary groundwork provided by EMS experts with extensive experience in management systems as well as the organization's environmental programming. The requirements of each task in the development process are briefed, followed by facilitator-lead developmental mini-workshops based on your facility’s EMS requirements. EMS tools developed specifically for your implementation will be provided to guide, as well as expedite the work plan development process.

GBK conducts environmental site assessments to include Phase I/II Site Assessments anywhere clients have need of the service. With years of experience you can be assured that the report you receive from GBK will be detailed, accurate and performed by an qualified environmental professional.

The EMSIW has the terminal objectives of both developing a comprehensive implementation work plan, and developing a common understanding of the systems approach to environmental management. After the event, each implementation team member will be intimately familiar with the intended scope of the EMS, and his/her respective role in implementing it at the facility, complete with resource requirements and implementation timelines.

Reference Project:

Fort Drum Environmental Management System Implementation Workshop

USADE-Baltimore, Fort Drum, Watertown, NY

Under Executive Order 13148, all appropriate federal facilities were required to implement an Environmental Management System by the end of 2005. The Implementer’s Workshop was designed to provide expertise and direction to facilities struggling to meet this deadline. Ft Drum was one of many installations to benefit from this service. Resulted in an installation-wide working procedure to be used as a blueprint for EMS implementation. Our EMSIW continues to provide guidance to companies in the private sector adopting EMS.

Some milestones and deliverables included:

  • Feasible targets and objectives determined for implementation
  • Training of relevant staff and provided a ‘team-building’ effect
  • Identification of activities required to perform aspects and impacts analysis
  • Quantization of resource needed to complete system implementation
  • Provided a report document with a complete project gantt chart itemizing deliverables, due dates and required resource for each task to be performed