Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Introduction

Jigsaw Business Networks provides its customers with environmentally responsible IT products and services that comply with prevailing environment legislation here in the UK at all times. JBN encourages our customers to consider technologies that offer lower power consumption and assist with greater energy efficiencies.

Internal responsibilities

JBN continuously strives to minimise internal waste, maximise recycling efforts, reduce consumption and to ensure where possible that office equipment, furniture etc is re-used, repaired or recycled where possible. JBN supports a healthy, productive and safe working environment with environmental awareness.

Use of public transport is encouraged where practical. Conference calls and video conferencing used where possible. We do actively encourage partnerships and alliances with technology suppliers who have a similar environmentally aware policy.

External responsibilities

Jigsaw Business Networks supplies both IT software and hardware to our customers. A key element of our offerings are power efficient Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). We proactively work with our suppliers and customers to ensure that the UPS that we supply, install & support- are the most power efficient available at affordable prices. As part of our service, we provide an environmentally safe and regulatory compliant UPS disposal service. All removals are fully certificated in accordance with existing WEE legislation. Our UPS are able to operate in a physical and virtualised server environment.

JBN researches the market on an ongoing basis to identify uptodate power management software solutions that can best operate with our UPS and integrate to our network monitoring toolsets.

Jigsaw Business Networks fully supports the concept of virtualisation of physical servers and offers technologies that assist in this regard.

This policy is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Risk Assessment Method

Extracts from Risk Assessment Methodology Statement

Introduction

Jigsaw Business Networks provides its customers, with a fully Health & Safety legislation compliant Risk Assessment Methodology before moving onto site to carry out the required works. The RAMS are scrutinized regularly by independent sources to ensure that the RAMS reflect the latest in Health & Safety legislation in the UK. Our works are assessed as being CHAS accredited on an annual basis.

Extracts from Changing Batteries Method Statement

Scope of work: To remove faulty/old batteries from installed equipment and replace with new, then take away the faulty batteries from the customer site and dispose of in compliance with the current environmental legislation.

Sequence of Operations: New batteries delivered to customer site. Store until required. Liaise with customer re Emergency and First Aid provisions at site. Obtain permit to Work if appropriate. Assess whether faulty batteries are leaking or in dangerous state. Agree with customer on disconnection and power-down sequence etc etc.(full RAMS statement available on request to new/existing customers).

Method of Work: explained fully in RAMS Tools and Equipment: Insulated hand tools including spanners and torque tools. Electrical test equipment. Portable lights and extension leads. Step ladders/ladders(safety checks completed). Barriers and Warning signs as required. Cleaning materials, First aid kit & emergency eye wash et etc. Identified hazards: Handling and movement of batteries. Electrical hazards. Temporary storage of new and faulty batteries. Possibility of trips and falls if not properly stacked and stored. Hazards and risks associated with that specific customer site.

Manpower and Skills Requirements: Engineers assigned to carry out battery replacement activities will be qualified on the basis of relevant technical, Health & Safety training. Record of all engineer’s qualifications and experience are maintained in accordance with requirements of the manufacturer quality management system.

This is an abbreviated example of a typical RAMS statement. We have additional RAMS on file to cater for all types of UPS maintenance & remedial works. Our work is fully compliant with current Health & Safety legislation at all times.

Maintenance Service Visit Record

Extracts from UPS Maintenance Service Visit Record

Introduction

Jigsaw Business Networks provides its customers, with a fully Health & Safety legislation compliant Onsite Risk Assessment Methodology before carrying out any Preventative Maintenance Services.

Extracts from Preventative Maintenance Services Visit Record

Onsite Risk Assesment: Access to workplace, any identifiable hazards such as slipping, tripping and falling from a height. Working with the UPS- multiple voltages & supplies onsite. Exposure to live terminals. Risk of electrocution. Proper use of handtools by suitably qualified personnel. Lone working risks etc.

Sequence of Operations: Confirm objectives of the Preventative Maintenance Service visit with the appointed customer contact. Typically the objectives would be to verify that the UPS is fully operational post visit, that the batteries are in a serviceable condition, any concerns would be properly noted on the Service Visit Record & signed off by the appointed customer contact. JBN will then make proposals to address any remedial works required to keep the UPS fully operational & your investment protected.

Method of Work: explained fully on our Maintenance Services Record. Highlights would include- Checking environmental or physical conditions onsite to ensure that UPS performance is not adversely affected. Checking out any UPS parallel system to ensure that customer’s power load does not exceed the UPS rating- quite a common overlooked problem. UPS will overheat under these adverse conditions. Inspect all electrical connections & cables for signs of overheating or defects. Quite a common problem in growing businesses- often extra manufacturing equipment is added to the power load without an appropriate up-rating of the power network infrastructure. Inspection of AC and DC Capacitors- often these sensitive pieces of equipment are allowed to run until they drop- causing possible terminal damage to the UPS. Your UPS capacitors need to be checked on a REGULAR basis.

JBN offers a FREE battery/fan/capacitor check on all major makes of UPS- irrespective of whether the kit was originally purchased via JBN or not. Please contact enquiries@jigsawbn.com for further details.

Our engineers will also carry out checks on input/output/manual by-pass switching, battery health, firmware updating & a general evaluation of any other factors not mentioned above. Manpower and Skills Requirements: Engineers assigned to carry out Preventative Maintenance Service activities will be qualified on the basis of relevant technical, Health & Safety training. Record of all engineer’s qualifications and experience are maintained in accordance with requirements of the manufacturer quality management system.

This is an abbreviated example of a typical Preventative Maintenance Services Record. We have additional RAMS on file to cater for all types of UPS maintenance & remedial works. Our work is fully compliant with current Health & Safety legislation at all times.