Implementing an Energy Management System at a Large UK Airport
QSS consultants undertook an 8 month project working with Heathrow Airport Engineering department, building an Energy Management System to allow ESOS compliance and ISO50001 certification. This involved building on their current software platform to establish all the processes and procedures required by the ISO standard for compliance. Support was given to the Airport in populating the system with information and evidence of processes being operational.
QSS consultants also helped Heathrow airport prepare for the compliance audits by undertaking gap analysis’ and internal audits on the implementation, to ensure that all aspects of the standard were being adequately managed. Consultants also supported the airport energy team during the stage 1 and stage 2 audits providing backup for the management systems tools and ensuring the auditors queries were answered promptly.
The audit was a great success for the Heathrow Airport and for QSS with no non-conformities found and only a few opportunities for improvements as findings. The auditor remarked that he had not seen a better implementation of 50001 especially as the airport was such a complex and diverse organisation.