Waste generators are usually subject to internal and third-party waste management compliance audits. These audits are essential to help them assess their compliance with waste management best practices and regulatory stipulations. Here we will discuss some of the critical elements of waste audit:
- What do waste management audit checklists usually include?
- Why are these checklists so essential to waste generators?
- How does Fielda help conduct these waste audits more effectively?
What does a waste audit checklist cover: Waste management audits check how waste is collected and managed from source to final disposal. Through detailed lists, inspectors check a facility’s waste profile, types of waste produced, their origins, and the processes followed to identify, segregate and manage them effectively. For example, are collection bins stored in designated areas with proper labeling or color coding, and is segregation happening as expected? How is the hazardous waste being collected and handled; for instance, are staff using the right PPE when handling hazardous waste? They also look at the general hygiene and maintenance of waste containers and check for timely waste removal from the facility. Even the transport details must be logged, and documentation must include details of waste transported and the necessary disposal plans.
Why these checklists are essential to waste generators: Organizations strive to monitor and improve their waste management using guidelines from regulatory bodies and industry practices. The waste audit helps spot gaps in the processes, staff training, documentation, and waste handling equipment. Internal inspections prepare them for external audits, and with regular checks and balances, they can ensure that they comply with regulatory requirements. Proper waste management practices also help organizations review key data points and increase process efficiency.
How Fielda helps conduct waste management audits more effectively: Collaboration is vital in waste management audits. Whether internal or third parties, communication must flow between operations teams, waste management staff, and inspectors. Fielda is designed with collaboration in mind. Its customizable workflow helps teams share, review and respond to information via silo data sharing, alerts, and triggers. Fielda’s digital-first approach also ensures the entire data gathering is paperless, saving operational teams time, resources and effort and increasing data reliability significantly.
Collect: Complete comprehensive field data gathering in a fraction of the time paper-based processes involve
Collaborate: Create synergies through efficient inter and intra-team communication.
Control: Gain insights from metrics and reports on the go for rapid decision making.
About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.