We are delighted to announce that our colleague Laura Short has recently passed her ISO 50001 Lead Auditor course. The course lasted 5 days and went into every detail of the Standard and what is required to gain certification, followed by a stiff exam.
ISO 50001 is based upon the well known plan-do-check-act principal. Organisations hoping to gain certification must demonstrate that they have accounted for all of their energy consumption, identified their significant energy consuming processes and set a series of action plans to demonstrate continual improvement in energy management. Although ISO 50001 remains the only available route to ESOS compliance the deadline to achieve certification is June the 30th 2016. It is not possible to achieve this in the remaining time. At the moment, we do not know what approach the Environment Agency will take towards companies who are not ESOS compliant by the deadline but if you want to discuss how using ISO 50001 can halp your organisation, please get in touch.