LAWLY ympäristölainsäädäntö

Environmental legislation

Environmental legislation applies to all organisations. Depending on the type of business, industry sector or operations in general, the number of applicable requirements relating to, for example, just chemical storage and use and waste management can amount to hundreds in total.  Keeping track of these requirements, their amendments and the level of compliance with these requirements is a formidable and risky undertaking when using merely an Excel- spreadsheet.

LAWLY has been designed as a bespoke tool and service for managing just these tasks. With the aid of dashboards and a variety of support tools, you can make the management of environmental as well as health and safety issues much more professional. The requirement register allows you to assess the level of compliance, assign tasks to different persons and systematically follow-up on the completion of planned actions. You will be able to see at a glance which areas need more work in order to achieve compliance. When faced with complex questions or challenges, our expert environmental and health and safety consultants / practitioners are available around the globe to provide additional support.

Depending on the geography, our Service Package includes key international agreements, transnational/national/federal/provincial/state and even municipal level legislation. We also have capabilities to add in official guidance documentation, if available. For us, the scope of environmental requirements covers generally the following:

  • General Environmental Management
  • Property Management / Land Use
  • Water Management
  • Wastewater Management
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Dangerous Chemicals Management
  • Hazardous Materials Management

In addition, the Service Package we offer includes the possibility for an organisation to create and manage its own registers and inventories of information or documentation relating to environmental or health and safety issues.

The Environmental Legislation Package can be combined with the Health and Safety Legislation Package and ordered together. There is also a lighter version available of the two packages called HSE LITE.

LAWLY provides you with a tailored list of requirements that apply only to your organisation. It manages all the amendments in the background and notifies you of the changes in content that you need to know about.  The service provides you with a continuously updated database of environmental and health and safety information. The requirement of management systems to identify and follow applicable legislation is fulfilled and it is easy to prove to any interested stakeholder.

Who can benefit from this service?

The service is well-suited to an organisation of any size, operating in any sector.

External assessors are increasingly familiar with LAWLY and, in some cases, it has become the chosen tool for their own use.

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Health and safety legislation

Depending on the geography, our Service Package includes key international agreements, transnational/national/federal/provincial/state and even municipal level legislation. We also have capabilities to add in official guidance documentation, if available. For us, the scope of health and safety requirements covers generally the following:

  • General Health and Safety Management
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response

Under these main topic areas we cover more specific topics such as organisational requirements, mandatory documentation, requirements related to mechanical, physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors, technical safety requirements on machinery and equipment and the property, protection of employees, incident prevention and management etc.

The Health and Safety Legislation Package can be combined with the Environmental Legislation Package and ordered together. There is also a lighter version available of the two packages called HSE Lite.

Be safe at work

The aim of health and safety legislation is to improve the working environment in order to ensure the safety and well-being of employees. This is achieved by preventive and protective measures. To eliminate workplace incidents, accidents, occupational diseases and work-related ill health requires dedicated and systematic efforts. Some of the legislation is so important that it must be made available to all employees at all times in an easily accessible way.

Who can benefit from this service?

The service is well-suited to an organisation of any size, operating in any sector.

Health and safety managers are tasked with ensuring that safety and well-being is managed at the workplace and that all the requirements are complied with. The topic is broad.

LAWLY is a versatile health and safety management tool. When faced with complex questions or challenges, our expert health and safety consultants / practitioners are available around the globe to provide additional support.

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Management system standards

LAWLY includes an ISO Standards Package which includes all the requirements set out in management system standards ISO 9001, 14001, 45001. Using the information in the tool, you will be able to assess compliance with standards requirements and provide documented evidence of compliance.

The ISO Standards Package is in English but can be made available in other languages on request.

Combining the ISO Standards Package and the Audit Tool of LAWLY makes an outstanding content and tool package with which to assess your management system and its implementation.

Management systems standards are not sector specific. This means that the terminology used in them may be different to what you are used to. It may be a challenge to understand how a given requirement translates into real life. LAWLY aims to bring clarity in this regard and to help make the documentation requirements more obvious.

Who can benefit from this service?

The service is suited to organisations who have an ISO 9001, 14001 or 45001 management system in place or are planning to have one in the future. The service is also invaluable to anyone working on developing, implementing or assessing those management systems.

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The Audit Tool

The Audit Tool allows you to plan and implement internal and / or external audits, assessments and other compliance reviews. The audits can be based on the Content Packages already available in LAWLY, such as HSE or ISO Standards, or on an organisation's own internal requirements or other external content.

Documenting findings and observations is easy and fast.  The tool can be used on any mobile device. Photographic evidence as well as location data can be attached to each finding.

The tool makes it easy to manage and follow-up on corrective actions that have arisen from an audit. Dashboards and graphs provide at a glance summaries of audit data and they can be used, for example, in management reviews.

The Audit Tool is an add-on tool that allows you to plan and carry out audits of any kind relating to regulatory requirements, internal requirements or management systems. The tool can also be used to document and manage everyday safety observations.

Who can benefit from this service?

The service is intended for organisations that are subject to internal and / or external audits, assessments and other compliance reviews. Typical use would be site HSE audits, supply chain audits and construction site safety walks.

When planning to develop and implement a management system, the tool can be used to carry out a gap analysis. The results provide a ready-made list of actions that need to be completed in order to qualify for potential certification. For organisations that are already certified, the tool offers the possibility to streamline existing internal audit procedures.

To complement the tool, we offer expert consultancy services relating to compliance and management systems. Our HSEQ experts worldwide can support you, for example, in carrying out compliance audits, chemical assessments, permit reviews as well as carrying out systems gap analyses, facilitating workshops and holding stakeholder consultations.

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Internal HSE Registers

LAWLY includes the possibility to create and maintain a variety of internal registers and inventories, some of which may be legally required documents.

Registers and inventories can include:

  • Risk Register – Data on all the identified hazards and risks at the workplace, including risk ratings before and after control measures and potential estimated costs related to each risk
  • Task Manager - Data on all the tasks that have been created by users with indication of status, assigned responsible person and deadline for completion
  • Chemical Register -  Data on all chemicals stored and used onsite including details of location, quantity, potential hazards and required protection. SDS can also be attached.
  • Qualifications Register – Data on all employees holding specific HSE-related qualifications, permits and licences, including validity periods and reminders.
  • Obligations Register – Data on all the specific obligations that arise from permits, monitoring plans, authority inspection reports etc., including due dates and responsible persons
  • Maintenance and Inspections Schedule – Data on all the maintenance and inspection tasks scheduled for machinery and equipment, including due dates, reminders and responsible persons
  • Documents Register – A list of all the legally required HSE-related documentation required to be in place, including last update date and attachments
  • Workplace HS Legislation – A separate quick access storage place for HS legislation that is legally required to be made available at the workplace.

Legislation and management systems require organisations to document a lot of information relating to environment, health and safety. Our service allows users to set dates on when these documents need updating, whether it relates to a qualification that has an expiry date or an assessment that needs to be reviewed regularly. All the original documents you have can be attached to the registers making the tool an ideal document management system.

Who can benefit from this service?

The Internal HSE Registers Tool is included in all Content Packages except for HSE LITE.

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Internal requirements

In addition to all the regulatory requirements, organisations are also bound to requirements arising from permits, authority inspections, internal policies and procedures and various contracts and agreements made with different stakeholders.

You can manage all these requirements in LAWLY. To make things fast and efficient, you have the possibility to upload your internal requirements to the database from an Excel- spreadsheet. You also have the possibility to apply the same internal requirements to multiple sites simultaneously. For example, as an administrator of a corporate account, you can manage the content of all your site-specific accounts with one action. This makes the Internal Requirements function in LAWLY particularly useful when managing a multi-site organisation whether in one country or several.

 

 

The Internal Requirements function is a separate add-on tool that can be linked to any Content Package.

Who can benefit from this service?

Many operators, for example in heavy industry, are faced with hundreds of additional requirements that arise from their environmental and chemicals permits. Managing all these requirements without a purpose-built tool is labour-intensive and increases the possibility of non-compliance.

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Where do you operate?

Ramboll has 15 000 expert advisors in 35 countries around the world. In addition, we have trusted partners and well-developed networks. Together we are able to serve our clients on all continents and almost all countries. We are currently working on being able to offer LAWLY in all parts of the world and so would be happy to hear which countries you are interested in.

Today, LAWLY has readily developed content for Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The content is provided in English and in local language.

Contact our experts for more information.

LAWLY is the HSE tool that can bring consistency to the HSE management of your international operations. The combination of local regulatory knowledge, multilingual service and a digital platform that accomodates multi-level organisational structures and internal data input makes for an optimal solution.

Who can benefit from this service?

We all operate more or less in a global environment. Ensuring compliance with local requirements is a necessity and ensuring that all our partners are equally committed is just as important.