|Processing environmental data includes collecting, processing, verifying, maintaining, storing and communicating environmental data. Activities include conducting operational meetings, gathering and reporting data and information, maintaining information systems to support work, maintaining records, ensuring data storage and archiving (manual, paper-based and/or electronic) within own scope of responsibility.
Data and communication relates to internal and external organisational structures.
Environmental data and organisational information would typically include physical data, measurements, outputs, environmental conditions; material lists, specifications; suppliers, service providers, key contacts (eg emergency services); records such as rosters, attendance registers, minutes, reports, operational conditions, job cards, audit reports, leave forms, training records, disciplinary records, log books, maintenance records.
Work would be performed in accordance with standard operating procedures, organisational standards, work instructions and legal and other relevant requirements.
Further information on the scope and level of this unit standard is provided by range statements related to the Specific Outcomes.
|The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:
1. Names & functions of:
Data and data collection, maintenance, storage, and communication processes.
Audits and audit processes.
2. Purpose of:
Collecting, recording, verifying, processing and reporting data.
Monitoring data and data collection.
Data collection equipment.
Environmental management systems, plans or programmes.
Auditing, inspecting and assessing in environmental management.
Compliance with regulatory framework.
Auditing, inspecting and assessing in relation to own area of responsibility.
3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
Environmental management systems, processes, plans or programmes.
Environmental and organisational standards and requirements.
Data and data collection tools and requirements.
Data collection, recording, verification, processing, storing and communication requirements.
4. Processes and events:
Test equipment breakdown.
Data collection processes.
Recording, presenting and reporting data and information.
Participating in audits.
Inspection and assessment processes.
5. Causes and effects, implications of:
Compliance/non-compliance with the regulatory framework.
Adherence/non-adherence to criteria for data collection.
Inaccurate or incomplete data.
Impact of national and international standards on data and data collection requirements.
Data and documents not being available.
6. Procedures and techniques:
Verifying/validating collected data.
Identifying possible problem areas related to quality of data or collection of data.
For conducting inspections and assessments.
For participating in audits.
For organising and analysing data.
For storing and maintaining data.
For collecting and presenting data or documentation.
Environmental management systems, plans or programmes.
For preparing for, conducting and following up on operational meetings.
For assessing performance.
7. Sensory cues:
Related to data verification/validation.
Related to conducting inspections and assessments.
Related to reporting and communicating effectively.
8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
The regulatory framework.
Relevant legislation related to health, safety and the environment and the specific site or nature of the operations.
Applicable organisational policies and standards.
9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
Theory, rules and principles related to collecting, verifying, recording, processing, storing, accessing and communicating data and information.
Relevant principles of auditing, inspection and assessment.
Relevant environmental theory and principles.
Audits, inspections and assessments.
11. Relationships, systems:
The relationship between the quality of the data collection, processing and maintenance and the value of the data.
The role of data in environmental and organisational management.
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