3. Implementation of action plans

It is part of the day to day operation of the EnMS to ensure that the items scheduled for completion in the action plan are being addressed, completed and verified to be performing as expected.

Causes of failure to complete action items are many and varied but some common problems are listed here:

  • Lack of real management commitment which may lead to people not being really focused on completing  assigned
  • Lack of sufficient technical ability.
  • “I’m too busy and have other priorities” is an indicator of lack of real management commitment.
  • Lack of finance.
  • Lack of communication and understanding of expectations.