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Environmental Management System

Elland Steel Structures Ltd have developed an environmental management system covering all operations carried out by the organisation (EMS03). This document defines the scope of the EMS.

Elland Steel Structures operate from one main premises on Gibbet Street in Halifax, West Yorkshire, with one satellite office in the North East of England.

An environmental management system (EMS) has been established, documented, implemented and maintained in accordance with requirements established in the international standard ISO 14001:2004.

The EMS covers all operations associated with the manufacturing and erection of steel structures. Activities include:

  • Design

  • Detail

  • Cutting/drilling

  • Welding

  • Fabrication

  • Treatment

  • Erection

All Sub-contractors are required to comply with environmental legislation and support the aims, objectives and targets of the EMS.



This document defines environmental management responsibilities within Elland Steel Structures Ltd. It is designed to provide information for both production/office staff and for project site staff/Sub-contractors.

Managing Director

The Managing Director will have responsibility for:

  • Providing the Environmental Management System Representative (EMS Rep) with the resources and authority needed to actively implement the EMS, including financial and technical support and employees' time.

  • Attend Management review meetings.

  • Ensure that the company's Environmental Policy is effective.

  • Ensure environmental matters are of equal importance to all other business issues.

Environmental Management System Representative (EMS rep)

The Management Representative will have responsibility for:

  • Ensuring that the EMS is established, implemented and maintained in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001.

  • Attending implementation team meetings.

  • Responding to both internal and external communications of an environmental nature.

  • Organising regular internal audits of the EMS.

  • Carrying out environmental inspection on a regular basis and in the event of adverse incidents or near misses.

  • Monitoring the progress of the EMS against objectives, targets and management programmes through the development of environmental performance indicators.

  • Identifying new and forthcoming environmental legislation (and best practice) applicable to the company.

  • Undertaking corrective and preventative action where required, such as in the event of a non-conformance or environmental emergency.

  • Liaising with the Environment Agency or any other government agency on environmental matters.

  • Reporting to top management on the performance of the EMS for review. This will include the provision of recommendations for improvement.

EMS Implementation Team

Members of the EMS Implementation Team will have responsibility for:

  • Attending Implementation meetings to discuss progress and development of the EMS.

  • Providing assistance to the EMS Rep in the implementation and operation of the EMS.

  • Disseminating information on the EMS and environmental issues to the other members of their working area.

Other Elland Steel Staff

From time to time other Elland Steel Structures staff may be involved in elements of the EMS. Responsibilities will be documented throughout the EMS as appropriate.


All organisations and individuals contracted by Elland Steel Structures to carry out work functions, either on the office/production site, or on a project site, will be responsible for following the appropriate components of the EMS as documented.

All employees and contractors will be made aware of:
  • The importance of conforming to the environmental policy, procedures and requirements of the EMS.
  • The significant aspect and related actual and potential impacts associated with their work and the environmental benefits of improved personal performance.
  • Their roles and responsibilities in meeting EMS requirements.
  • The consequences of departure from specified procedures.

The diagram below represents the inter-relationship between the individuals responsible for the implementation and operation of the EMS.

A Hierachical diagram identifying at which levels the Enviromental Management System is maintained.