WATR09003 2018 Integrated Management Systems

General Details

Full Title
Integrated Management Systems
Transcript Title
Integrated Management Systems
Code
WATR09003
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
WATR - Water Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Noel Connaughton
Programme Membership
SG_SWATE_M09 201800 Master of Science in Water Services Management SG_SWATE_O09 201800 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Water Services Management
Description

This module explores the issues involved in the integration of two or more stand-alone management systems, with the main focus on Environmental Management Systems (e.g. ISO 14001) and the integration with other management systems relating to Quality (ISO 9001), Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Energy (ISO 50001) or Asset Management (ISO 55001).

Key areas for integration include the context of the organisation, leadership, planning, risk assessment, training and awareness, communication, documentation, operational controls, emergency preparedness and response, performance evaluation and improvement. The module also addresses both Internal and External Auditing and the requirements of ISO 19011.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Apply the framework contained in ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 to the management of a water services sector operation.

2.

Synthesise the core elements in establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a number of management systems, including management systems for Quality (ISO 9001), Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Energy (ISO 50001) and Asset Management (ISO 55001).

3.

Apply the principles of auditing, prepare an audit programme and plan an internal audit. 

4.

Critically review the issues associated with the integrating of various management system standards, including the sequencing of integration within one site and standardization across many sites.

5.

Critically review a water services operation for the purpose of introducing an integrated management system for two or more stand-alone management systems for that operation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include online lectures (via Adobe Connect or similar), workshops and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student-learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach (lectures and workshops) brings students together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final Exam.

Assessment will consist of two MCQs in weeks 4 - 6 and 8 - 10.

A practical assignment (given in weeks 2 - 4) must be submitted in weeks 10 - 12.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Apply the framework contained in ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 to the management of a water services sector operation.

  • Detailed study of ISO 14001, ISO 14004 and the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

2. Synthesise the core elements in establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a number of management systems, including management systems for Quality (ISO 9001), Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Energy (ISO 50001) and Asset Management (ISO 55001).

  • The High-Level Structure of ISO Management Systems
  • The context of the organisation (for a range of management systems), leadership, planning, risk assessment, emergency preparedness and response, developing objectives and targets, establishing appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs), training and awareness, communication, documentation, operational controls, performance evaluation and improvement.

3.  Apply the principles of auditing, prepare an audit programme and plan an internal audit. 

ISO19011 - Principles of Auditing, How to prepare an Audit Programme, How to plan for and carry out an Internal Audit, Audit Reporting and follow up.

4. Critically review the issues associated with the integrating of various management system standards, including the sequencing of integration within one site and standardization across many sites.

  • Review of case studies and/or peer reviewed scientific papers setting out the issues associated with the integration of management systems

5. Critically review a water services operation for the purpose of introducing an integrated management system for two or more stand-alone management systems for that operation.

  • Students expected to identify a water services operation (ideally where they work or have ready access to), carry out a detailed review and prepare a detailed report and a recorded PowerPoint presentation setting out recommendations for an integrated management system for two or more stand-alone management systems for that operation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ1 (week 4 - 6) Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 4 1,2
2 MCQ2 (week 8 - 10) Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 10 3,4
3 Practical Assignment (week 10 - 12) Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 15 5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 FT Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Online Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Not Specified Workshop 4 Once Per Module 0.27
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.27 Hours

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Not relevant

URL Resources

https://www.iso.org/iso-14001-environmental-management.html

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/

A range of additional relevant websites will be uploaded directly to the subject Moodle page by the lecturer as required.

Other Resources

Chad Kymal, Gregory F. Gruska, and Robert D. Reid 2015 Integrated Management Systems: QMS, EMS, OHSMS, FSMS Quality Press ISBN-10 ISBN-13

ISO 2015 ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems Requirements with guidance for use ISO 

ISO 2016 ISO 14004:2016 - Environmental management systems General guidelines on implementation ISO 

ISO 2011 ISO 19011:2011 - Guidelines for auditing management systems ISO 

BS 2007 OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems Requirements

BS ISBN-10 ISBN-13 ISO 2018 ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety ISO 

ISO 2014 ISO 55002 Asset management — Management systems — Requirements — Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001

Additional Information

Not relevant