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ISO 45001, the replacement of OHSAS 18001 is now a Draft International Standard (DIS). Watch this recorded webinar to find out what the changes will be. Presented by Terry Fisher, OHSMS Assessor.
Terry will explain:
- The structure of the standard and introduction to Annex SL
- The key concepts of ISO 45001
- New terminology and important definitions introduced in ISO 45001
- The main differences between the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001
- The expected transition timeline and milestone events
- Practical tips on how to prepare for the changes
If you would like a copy of our Gap Analysis document which gives a clause-by-clause comparison of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001, please contact us on email@example.com.
The GA3000 static gas analyser from Geotech http://www.geotech.co.uk uses robust, field-proven technology giving, tight-budget economy to automated monitoring and measurement of methane-rich gas with 4-20mA local data outputs. Easily operator installed and calibrated, the compact, self-contained GA3000 analyzer has gas conditioning as standard. It analyses CH4, CO2, O2 and optionally, H2S at 0-5000ppm. Screen-displayed readings have user-selectable alarm settings. The GA3000 monitors landfill gas or AD biogas from waste food and/or wastewater sludge. More: http://www.geotech.co.uk/ga3000.php The Geotech GA3000 static gas analyser for anaerobic digestion biogas, and landfill fixed-position gas analysis, monitoring and measurement suits tight-budget demand with top-quality design, components and engineering. It uses Geotech's robust, field-proven technology to bring low-cost to automated fixed-position monitoring of methane-rich biogas. Easily operator installed, user field-calibrated and zeroed, the compact, self-contained, single-cabinet GA3000 has gas conditioning as standard. It continuously analyses methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and optionally, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) at 0-5000ppm. They are measured, at user-set timings, and supply data via three or four, 4-20mA local outputs. Users also set alarm levels and can see screen-displayed readings on a large, clear, backlit display. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is increasingly being used in waste processing and biogas production to recycle food and farm waste, avoid landfill and generate biogas and energy from waste. These AD installations, large and small, can benefit from continuous gas analysis to optimise AD, maximise output and ensure safety and compliance with environmental guidelines and legislation. Many landfill operators also seek to optimise landfill gas output and electricity generation. For each sector, reliable, proven, economic gas analysis and monitoring technology can be essential. This robust, reliable and cost-effective system provides continuous and accurate sampling of methane, carbon dioxide and oxygen from a single sample point. Hydrogen sulphide sampling is a GA3000 option. User field calibration of the analyser and exchange of the optional hydrogen sulphide (H2S) sensor reduce operational costs. With no training required for operators and with the GA3000 engineered for low ownership cost, this ISO 17025 calibration-accredited unit is designed for quick and easy self-installation in any country, worldwide. User relocation of the GA3000 is just as easy. With gas conditioning included as standard, to ensure top quality gas analysis, the user-replaceable H2S sensor and analyser 'Hot Swap' capability offers zero downtime. The GA3000 adds to Geotech's static gas analysis range which includes the current Automated Extraction Monitoring System (AEMS) Geotech AEMS that has more extensive application options with, for example, multiple sampling points, data inputs and 4-20mA local data outputs, Profibus and Modbus comms options, Ethernet and Internet connectivity, data logging and transfer. More: http://www.geotech.co.uk/aems.php For applications not requiring the extensive capability of Geotech AEMS, the GA3000 now delivers exactly what many users need at the very attractive package price they want - available on application.
Bürkert is expanding its line of modular measuring and control instruments with versatile multiCELL transmitters/controllers for use with different sensor types. MultiCELL can be adapted to different applications and used for measuring flow rate, pH, ORP or conductivity, for example. The multiCELL multichannel transmitter/controller from Bürkert is a complete, highly ver-satile analysis measuring system for diverse areas of application, including water treat-ment, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals. It consists of a full-featured basic modular unit whose functions can be individually enhanced as needed by adding hardware and soft-ware. The basic unit is already equipped with a large backlit display, user-friendly softkey controls, two digital and frequency inputs, direct connections for various sensor types, as well as two digital and two analogue outputs. Depending on signal requirements, up to six pre-configured I/O boards can be added. Software packages can be installed for further enhancements of the transmitter functions. The advantage for users is that they pay only for the features that are actually needed. Since the multiCELL enables use of a standard transmitter type for different applications, such as analysis measuring technology for pH and conductivity, or flow rate measure-ment, the costs for employee training and warehousing of different variants are also reduced. The unit is ideal for multi-variable measurements in combination with multichannel control functions and use as a data logger.
The language of ecosystem services (ES) pervades the government's recent Natural Environment White Paper, and is used to describe the benefits we derive from nature. But although ES concepts are starting to be applied in other areas, to date they have not been widely adopted by the water industry. Cost-benefit assessment (CBA) is widely used by the industry to value the impact of proposed investments, taking account of environmental and social costs and benefits. Given the increasing focus on assessing non-financial impacts of schemes (catchment management for example), should and does an understanding of ES change the way the water industry undertakes CBA? From a practitioner's perspective, does the consideration of ES mean evolution or revolution? Environmental Policy Consulting has worked with WRc and water companies to develop a comprehensive framework for integrating ES into CBA. The framework is based on a matrix, which maps investment planning measures proposed by water companies onto the range of ES. The framework then allows the full impact of measures to be assessed in qualitative and, where significant, quantitative and monetary terms. The framework is applied to a number of case studies to ascertain the difference, if any, it makes to the outcome of a CBA. The approach could be used to identify potential beneficiaries (and potential funding sources) from water industry investments. It is designed to support the application of ES to future investment planning in the water industry.
The presentation will introduce the anodic stripping voltammetry technology that is effectively used to detect trace metals, on-line at low concentrations. We will look at the benefits of online realtime monitoring and discuss the value of having meaningful data representing the water quality trends. Case studies will be presented where the instruments are used in control wastewater treatment and discharge applications and also for raw water in drinking water and other industrial processes. These will include examples across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The attendees should include Operators, Environmental Managers, Regulators, Consultants and Treatment equipment suppliers. Delegates will learn the principals of the technology and gain an understanding of how the world is waking up to the value of on-line, real time trace metal monitoring.