Aspect and Impact Assessment Training (Online Training)


Course Objectives

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is part of an organisation’s management system used to develop and implement its environmental policy and manage its environmental aspects.  

The environmental performance of an organization may be assessed from measurable results obtained through its management of its environmental aspects.  Environmental aspects identification is one of the main elements as well as the foundation for an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Participants will learn to:

  • understand the terms and definitions in relation to aspect & impact
  • identify aspects related to their processes
  • determine significant aspects

understand the relation between aspects, policy, environmental legal and other requirements, objectives and operational controls.

Target Audience

Those who need a thorough understanding EMS auditing, which may include:

  • Executive and senior managers
  • Environmental coordinators/EMS management representatives
  • Business or site managers
  • Quality managers/ISO 9001 management representatives


This Live Online / Virtual Training session will be conducted via a Live Streaming Platform in which the trainer will use interactive lecture and slide presentation to cover the modules stated below.

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Introduction
    – Environmental aspects
    – Key requirements
    – Aspects (cause/input)
    – Life cycle perspective – introduction

  • Module 2: Aspects And Impacts Explanation
    – Environmental aspects (direct and indirect)
    – Examples of aspects – land use, energy consumption, community interactions, waste, water consumption,
    – Impacts (effect/output)
    – Aspect and Impact Example
    – Workshop: ISO 14001 requirements dependent on aspects and impacts
    – Core Elements of EMS
    – Examples of impact – natural resources, air, land, visual, noise, nuisance

  • Module 3: Steps For Identifying Significant Aspects And Impacts
    – Step one: Establish a team and education
    – Purpose and implication
    – Step two: Identify Aspects/Impacts
    – Life cycle perspective consideration when identifying aspect and impacts
    – Example aspect/impact form
    – Identifying aspects of activities
    – Identifying aspects and impacts – normal, abnormal and emergency
    – Identifying aspects and impacts – examples
    – Workshop: Possible information to review to identify aspects and impacts
    – Sources of information
    – Workshop: Identifying aspects and impacts at selected areas
    – Aspects and impacts – feedback
  • Module 4: Significant Aspects
    – Step 3: Identify significant aspects
    – Factors to consider
    – Table 1: Business severity (asset)
    – Table 2 Business severity (public relations)
    – Table 3: Environmental severity (site)
    – Table 4: Environmental severity (legal)
    – Table 5 : Frequency
    – Table 6: Control Mechanism
    – Calculation of risk index
    – Workshop: Risk index calculation
    – Priority action scale
  • Module 5: Action After Evaluation
    – Action after evaluation
    – Workshop: Possible action to reduce the impact
    – What should be done – reduce, reuse, donate/exchange, employee education,
    preventing waste, outreach program
  • Module 6: Updating Of Aspects And Impacts Register
    – Updating of aspects and impacts register
    – Workshop: Auditing the identification of aspects and impacts
    – Environmental objectives and targets
    – Objectives and target examples – paper & waste, subcon control, chemical, water, electricity, supplier control,
    – Environmental management programme

Get To Know The Trainer

Trainer Tejwinder


Tej is one of the pioneers in quality system management development in Malaysia. Tej has been involved in quality management consulting and training for the past twenty five years. His last position was the Managing Consultant of a UK based international consulting firm’s Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur. Tej has trained over 50,000 personnel worldwide.

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