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BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Project

STUDENT NAME:

STUDENT ID:

(if applicable)

ASSESSMENT DATE:

STUDENT DECLARATION:  I certify that this is my own work.

STUDENT’S SIGNATURE:

ASSESSOR’S NAME:

ASSESSOR’S COMMENTS:

 SATISFACTORY  NOT YET SATISFACTORY

ASSESSOR’S SIGNATURE:

DATE:

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Instruction for assessment

This assessment consists of 2 parts:

 Part A requires you identify and analyse legal requirements and initiatives that relate to your
industry and workplace. You are required to measure current resource usage, analyse
purchasing strategies and current work practices in order to identify opportunities for
improvement of resource usage and set new targets.

 Part B requires you to implement resource efficiency improvement plans by using techniques
and tools to assist in achieving efficiency targets and monitor the performance of these.

All written work must be your own.

Any sources of information you access and use for this assessment must be clearly referenced.

Templates:

You may use the templates attached at the end of this assessment or amend these to suit your
needs.

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Part A

A. Legislation and sources of information for resources and initiatives

1. Identify the environmental regulations which apply in your local government area relevant to your
workplace activities and provide details what is covered by these regulations and by-laws.

2. Identify any resources and initiatives which are in place or available in your state to help business to
reduce their waste and use resources more efficiently.

3. List 1 initiative that is relevant to your sector within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industry
and list all resources which are available through these initiative(s). Outline how these would be
used.

B. Measuring current consumption and identifying existing procedures of work practices and
purchasing:

Conduct a practical assessment of your organisation’s resources and practices. You may use the forms
attached below to collect your data or any software available to you (for example you may create a
spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel).

For this purpose you need to complete the following activities:

1. Take the current meter reading for gas, electricity and water.

2. Create a table or list and enter:


all equipment and appliances used in one specific department (for example Kitchen, F&B etc.), and
measure the consumption of electricity as listed on the appliance labels.

3. Measure the flow rate for water of various taps using the formula “Flow rate = Volume/Time
(L/min)”

4. Inspect the type of lighting used and determine the KW/H (1000 Watt = 1 KWH) used in that
department based on typical or given workplace practices during operation.

5. Inspect the provisions for recycling.

6. Determine the intervals of waste collection and determine the size of the cubicle(s) used.

7. This task is performed outside: Wearing gloves and using tongs, physically inspect the contents of
garbage bins from your department and inspect the approximate waste for each category (Glass,
paper, card board, green waste etc) and express these in percent (approximately).

8. Determine the energy consumption ratings, use and settings of air conditioners and heaters where
applicable and document the potential KWH usage for these units.

9. Determine the resources required for any plants, landscaping or outside areas as relevant.

10. List the purchasing strategies which are currently in place including environmentally sustainable
approaches; carbon foot print considerations (for example use local supplies from growers etc.)

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11. Identify any workplace environmental and occupational hazards you may encounter during your
resource analysis.

12. Identify any breaches or potential breaches for environmental practices you have encountered in
the audited area during your project and outline the issues.

C. Setting efficiency targets

1. Analyse the results you have obtained for usage of resources and compare these results against:

• Work and workflow processes: – which improvements could be made?


• Industry Schemes: – How do your results compare?
• Technology: – Are you using efficient technology?
• Resources: – Is there a benefit of switching e.g. from electricity to gas in some areas or using
other measures?
• Best Practice: – Are there recommendations from manufacturers or bodies that recommend
particular practices?

2. Set your targets in a table or spreadsheet based on your findings of the analysis.

3. Outline the provisions for communication this would require with key stakeholders relevant to your
position and workplace and how this will be achieved. Include a template for an agenda and table
for entering actions.

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Part B

For this part of the assessment project you are required to write and environmental resource efficiency
improvement plan which details the following:

1. The purpose of the plan

2. An overview what has been undertaken and why

3. The resource areas and targets you have established based on Section 3, Part A;
4. The measures and tools you will implement to achieve these targets;
5. Strategies that can be used to ensure staff compliance with environmental requirements and to
achieve new targets;
6. Strategies you will use for purchasing and selection of supply chains;
7. A calculation which will provide information as to the potential savings that can be achieved over
time, given the investment;
For example:

Use of e.g. 10 light bulbs rated at 0.060 KWH in Kitchen area could be replaced with 10 energy
saving bulbs rated at 0.012 KWH which would represent an energy saving of (10 * 48 = 0.480KWH)
0.480 KW per hour x $ 0.28 = $ 0. 1344 per hour or at 10 hours per day: $ 0.1344 x 10 = $1.35/ Day.
For a 7 day operation this then equates to a potential saving of $ 492.75 minus the proportion of
the cost of the energy saving bulb @ $ 7.50 /5000 hours ($1.50 per 1000 hours use)versus an
ordinary bulb @ $ 0.75 /1000 hours lifespan.

10 Showerheads in guest rooms rated A could be replaced by ones rated AAA with a potential
saving of (10 * 55 L = 550 L ) 550 Litres per day etc. (0.55 x 1.80 = $ 0.99/day x 365 = $ 361.35/year)
minus the initial cost for purchasing the more efficient showerheads (for the first year only)

8. The provisions for communication to periodically discuss and network with colleagues to make
adjustments and identify progress;
9. A spreadsheet or set of tools which can be used to record and monitor periodic results from
readings and invoices/ statements for utilities;
10. Examples how you will evaluate strategies and make adjustments to the improvement plan.

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Templates

Water Meter Meter Reading:

Quarterly Water Use Aver Daily Cost of Sewage Connectio Target Variance
Period kL/period Use Water per Disposal n Fees
kL Costs

Water Appliances (determine usage)


Location Item Type Water flow Amount/ Type
(L/min)

Electricity Meter 1 Current Reading:


Meter 2 Current Reading:
Meter 3 Current Reading:
Meter 4 Current Reading:

Month Invoice # Amount $ Peak Off Peak Total Total for Target Variance
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
April

Gas Current Reading:

Month Invoice # Amount $ Total Total for


Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
April

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Waste

a. Review current waste contractual arrangements


(Waste Wise Hotels, 2007)
Material Type of Collection Collection Average Contractor
container and frequency frequency annual details
amount (normal) (busy cost
periods)

b. Over 1 period conduct a visual waste audit of all rubbish bins

 Observe what is being thrown away


 Look for contamination (materials disposed of wrongly)
 Professional companies can undertake waste audits on a fee-for-service basis
Glass Bottles (%)

Milk Cartons (%)

Other (Broken
Plastic Bottles

Organic (%)
Paper (%)
Cans (%)
Location

Card (%)
Bin Size

Glass)
Date/
Time

(%)

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Calculate the daily total amount of rubbish from each department ‘Area’
Bin Size Plastic Glass Cans (%) Card (%) Paper Milk Organic Other
Bottles Bottles (%) Cartons (%) (%) –
(%) (%) (%) broken
glass

Total

c. Work out your collection requirements

 Total the volumes of each type of waste per day


 Some items can be combined such as glass, metal, plastic, paper & milk cartons –
referred to as ‘co-mingled’ waste. (but, no food scraps, polystyrene or plastic bags)
 Calculate the required bin size and frequency of collection – e.g. if your property
produced 242.5 litres of ‘co-mingled waste’ per week then 1 x 250 litre bin should
be sufficient with a once a week collection frequency.

d. Review the packaging from your supplies


 Attempt to reduce or eliminate waste at the source

Supplier Packaging Used Waste Disposal Opportunities for Benefits


on Delivery Issues Avoidance
Bob’s Fruits & Waxed
Vegetables cardboard boxes

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BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices_ Answer Guide

Part A

A. Legislation and sources of information for resources and initiatives

1. Identify the environmental regulations which apply in your local government area relevant to your
workplace activities and provide details what is covered by these regulations and by-laws.

The state legislation for each state and territory including local by laws pertaining to Environment
and Waste, Planning and Building and Laws, Permits and Applications as outlined by each Shire or
City council in each state.

2. Identify any resources and initiatives which are in place or available in your state to help business to
reduce their waste and use resources more efficiently.
Student responses vary according to location and may include those in place in the individual
council and city areas in each state for example: Ecobiz and initiatives relating to sustainability,
energy conservation, waste management etc

3. List 1 initiative that is relevant to your sector within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industry
and list all resources which are available through these initiative(s). Outline how these would be
used.

Student responses vary and may include:

Hospitality: www.ec3global.com
www.restaurantcater.asn.au/index.php?tgtPage=employment&page_id=596
Tourism: www.aaatourism.com.au
www.crctourism.com.au
Events: http://cievents.com/blog/eco-friendly-event-trends/

These are used to identify current practices, current standards and indicators. Many sites provide
templates and guides as well as resources to implement and manage efficient energy and resource
use.

4. Create a table, listing all energy resources that are used in your workplace and outline for which
work processes these are used.

Equipment Type Used for H in use /day


Blender Commercial Cocktails 2.5 hours
Fridge Under bench Mise en place 24

B. Measuring current consumption and identifying existing procedures of work practices and
purchasing:

Conduct a practical assessment of your organisation’s resources and practices. You may use the forms
attached below to collect your data or any software available to you (for example you may create a
spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel).

For this purpose you need to complete the following activities:

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13. Take the current meter reading for gas, electricity and water.

14. Create a table or list and enter:


all equipment and appliances used in one specific department (for example Kitchen, F&B etc.), and
measure the consumption of electricity as listed on the appliance labels.

Equipment Type Used for KW/h


Blender Commercial Cocktails 0.800
Fridge Under bench Mise en place 2.250

15. Measure the flow rate for water of various taps using the formula “Flow rate = Volume/Time
(L/min)”

Results obtained by using the formula “Flow rate = Volume/Time (L/min)”

16. Inspect the type of lighting used and determine the KW/H (1000 Watt = 1 KWH) used in that
department based on typical or given workplace practices during operation.

All Lighting is identified e.g. 10 Bulbs – bayonet @ 100 W each


16 Bulbs –Edison @ 60 W each etc.

17. Inspect the provisions for recycling.

A description of the procedures currently in place in the workplace including what is recycled.

18. Determine the intervals of waste collection and determine the size of the cubicle(s) used.

Student responses vary and may include:P

2x 900 L general waste – each Friday


6 x 240 L mixed recycling – each Wednesday
1x 60 L cooking oil – 1st Monday /month

19. This task is performed outside: Wearing gloves and using tongs, physically inspect the contents of
garbage bins from your department and inspect the approximate waste for each category (Glass,
paper, card board, green waste etc) and express these in percent (approximately).
Glass Bottles (%)

Milk Cartons (%)

Other (Broken
Plastic Bottles

Organic (%)
Paper (%)
Cans (%)
Location

Card (%)
Bin Size

Glass)
Date/
Time

(%)

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20. Determine the energy consumption ratings, use and settings of air conditioners and heaters where
applicable and document the potential KWH usage for these units.

Responses vary and may include:

Lounge Bar: Mitsubishi L300 – 7.5 KW/h – 5 hours per day during 240 days /year – cooling set @ 18deg
Celsius...

21. Determine the resources required for any plants, landscaping or outside areas as relevant.

Student responses vary according to establishment and facilities and responses may include nil usage in
instances for indoor only to maintenance of lawns, plants, pool etc in a resort type.

22. List the purchasing strategies which are currently in place including environmentally sustainable
approaches; carbon foot print considerations (for example use local supplies from growers etc.)

Responses should identify the current strategies in place e.g. purchasing local produce only – or
purchasing only from identified, sustainable sources, seasonal factors, limitations of carbon foot print
by avoiding e.g. imported foods etc.

23. Identify any workplace environmental and occupational hazards you may encounter during your
resource analysis.

Responses may include any matters that relate to identified or potential workplace health and safety
issues pertaining to equipment, chemicals or storage of these; Safety provisions for handling or storing
recyclables including sharp tins or breakages.

24. Identify any breaches or potential breaches for environmental practices you have encountered in
the audited area during your project and outline the issues.

Responses could include disposal of recyclables like oils in general waste; disposal of chemical
containers in general waste; disposal of chemicals and potential toxic matter through sinks.

C. Setting efficiency targets

4. Analyse the results you have obtained for usage of resources and compare these results against:

• Work and workflow processes: – which improvements could be made?


• Industry Schemes: – How do your results compare?
• Technology: – Are you using efficient technology?
• Resources: – Is there a benefit of switching e.g. from electricity to gas in some areas or using
other measures?
• Best Practice: – Are there recommendations from manufacturers or bodies that recommend
particular practices?

Responses vary and need to address each aspect for example identifying processes that can be cobined to
reduce the need to use a particular appliance.
Following best practice recommendations from manufacturers and industry schemes, e.g. the setting of air
conditioners at 25 deg. for cooling and e.g. 20 deg for heating. Selecting energy saving options where

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available, switching appliance off and on low ore stand by during slow periods; considering a quick flow, gas
hot water system, versus a continuous or off-peak electric hot water system.

5. Set your targets in a table or spreadsheet based on your findings of the analysis.
Electricity
Month Invoice # Amount $ Peak Off Peak Total Total for Target Variance
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
April

Water
Quarterly Water Use Aver Daily Cost of Sewage Connection Fees Target Variance
Period kL/period Use Water per Disposal
kL Costs

6. Outline the provisions for communication this would require with key stakeholders relevant to your
position and workplace and how this will be achieved. Include a template for an agenda and table
for entering actions.

This should include a clear strategy for communication provisions e.g. weekly staff meeting, meeting of
green team , the type of communication mediums that will be used, to whom will be reported to etc.

A template for an agenda and table for action items needs to be included/

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Part B

For this part of the assessment project you are required to write and environmental resource efficiency
improvement plan which details the following:

1. The purpose of the plan

2. An overview what has been undertaken and why

The plan may vary in format and style and needs to include a brief overview of the purpose

3. The resource areas and targets you have established based on Section C 1,2, Part A;
The identified resources that will be included and the new targets
4. The measures and tools you will implement to achieve these targets;
The provisions and measures you will use to achieve the targets.
5. Strategies that can be used to ensure staff compliance with environmental requirements and to
achieve new targets;
This may include training, inclusion of staff, motivational aspects (consider creating that sense of
ownership), sharing of responsibilities, regular updates etc.
6. Strategies you will use for purchasing and selection of supply chains;
Responses will vary depending on existing provisions and may include a revised procedure for
preferred supplier schemes, provisions for bulk delivery, using containers in exchange, using
recyclable packaging etc.
7. A calculation which will provide information as to the potential savings that can be achieved over
time, given the investment;
For example:

Use of e.g. 10 light bulbs rated at 0.060 KWH in Kitchen area could be replaced with 10 energy
saving bulbs rated at 0.012 KWH which would represent an energy saving of (10 * 48 = 0.480KWH)
0.480 KW per hour x $ 0.28 = $ 0. 1344 per hour or at 10 hours per day: $ 0.1344 x 10 = $1.35/ Day.
For a 7 day operation this then equates to a potential saving of $ 492.75 minus the proportion of
the cost of the energy saving bulb @ $ 7.50 /5000 hours ($1.50 per 1000 hours use)versus an
ordinary bulb @ $ 0.75 /1000 hours lifespan.

10 Showerheads in guest rooms rated A could be replaced by ones rated AAA with a potential
saving of (10 * 55 L = 550 L ) 550 Litres per day etc. (0.55 x 1.80 = $ 0.99/day x 365 = $ 361.35/year)
minus the initial cost for purchasing the more efficient showerheads (for the first year only)

8. The provisions for communication to periodically discuss and network with colleagues to make
adjustments and identify progress;
This may be linked to sub 5. E.g. reporting provisions; periodic monitoring, specific responsibilities
for different aspects of the plan etc.
9. A spreadsheet or set of tools which can be used to record and monitor periodic results from
readings and invoices/ statements for utilities;
A template created in Excel or word/spreadsheet or a combination of these and the templates
provided.
10. Examples how you will evaluate strategies and make adjustments to the improvement plan.

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Continuous improvement cycle: evaluation of stages and results, staying up-to-date with practices
and technologies, evaluating investment versus savings; interaction and communication processes
in place.

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