9.0 Operational Control

This section describes the operational controls and procedures that The Coulson Group of Companies has implemented to govern operations to fulfill the corporate Environmental Policy and EMS program goals, objectives and targets.

Responsibilities and individual accountabilities are set out under Section 4.0 Structure and Responsibility and through Standard Operating Procedures together with other documents that outline specific plans to deal with environmental aspects and incidences. All Coulson Group of Company employees and contractors are responsible to follow these procedures. Personnel are provided with the necessary training to fulfill their role regarding the successful implementation of the EMS.

Day-to-Day Control of Activities

Control of the day-to-day activities enables the company to reduce the potential for impacts to the environment. Coulson Group of Companiesí operations are administered by the Chief Operating Officer and a Management Team that has responsibility for the effective functioning of operations. Controls are implemented by each responsible Operations Manager out of their respective office and overall Management Control is based out of the Coulson Corporate Head Office located at:

                                   Coulson Corporate Office
                                   4890 Cherry Creek Road
                                   Port Alberni, BC Canada, V9Y 8E9
                                  
Controls include the assignment of responsibilities to key managers, supervisors and charge-hands as per the
EMS organization structure and responsibilities for implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and environmental management programs for all of their assigned program operations and activities.

Environmental Management Programs

Environmental Management Programs and Standard Operating Procedures have been established for key activities, areas and aspects of The Coulson Group of Companies operations that can have an environmental impact. 

Each environmental management program provides specific directions for conformance or compliance, and includes completion of inspections, checklists if applicable and submission of inspection reports. The EMS database and online reporting functions alert Managers to EMS activities and incidences, and provide a control mechanism to track and remedy issues. The successful implementation of EMS programs and SOPís is verified primarily through routine inspections, annual internal EMS audits, and periodic EMS Registration Maintenance Audits.

Management Control

Management Control is established in the assignment of responsibilities to key managers and supervisors as per the EMS organization structure and responsibilities. Managers are responsible for ensuring that appropriate training has been provided, and that routine inspections are completed as scheduled. Manager are responsible for reviewing completed inspection reports, audits and incident reports, and for ensuring that adequate and appropriate corrective actions are implemented as necessary. Senior managers are required to participate in the annual EMS Management Review.