Audit

Project details
Project Address

Has the last audit report been filed and auctioned where required

Local Authority PPC Permit

Environmental Protection Act 1990
Environmental Permitting Act 2010

Local Authority :
Pollution Prevention and Control Act, 1999
Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (as amended)

If the site requires an environmental permit(s) are they available?

Are the appropriate Deployment Notification permits in place?

If the site requires Mobile Permits are they available?

Have any improvement programmes required by the client been completed to time?

If any reporting conditions, have they been complied with?

(Dust) Are all emissions to atmosphere being measured as required ? Ensure no visible emissions extend more than 10 metres from the plant.

Have all mobile plant permit conditions been adhered to?

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Air Emissions

GLA/ALG best practice guidance on "the control of dust and emissions from construction and demolition sites"

The London Plan: Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London (July 2011)

the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010

National Grid requirements

Is the site clean and tidy with no evidence of debris?

Any odour outside the site boundary?

If concrete surface is it in a satisfactory state of repair?

Are there any accumulations of surface water suggesting excessive ground compaction or pollution?

Are drains clear and free of silt?

Is there evidence of flooding or drains overflowing?

Is there evidence of fly tipping ?

Are there control measures in place for odours?

Are there procedures in place to control dust on site, what do they consist of ?

Are there measures on site to stop mud on the road? (Wheel wash)

Does the site require a decontamination unit?

Is there an adequate boot wash facility?

Are controls in place to reduce plant, machinery and vehicle movements?

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Noise and Vibration

Noise & Vibration monitoring BS 5228-1/2009' BS 5228-2/2009

GLA/ALG best practice guidance on "the control of dust and emissions from construction and demolition sites"

Are measures required to address noise from site.

Vehicle Movement / Machinery noise suppressed

Are measures required to address vibrations?

Has there been any restrictions to noisy working to reduce the risk of complaints?

Control of Pollution Act (COPA) 1974

The London Pan: Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London (July 2011)

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010

The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010

Has a section 61 been submitted and accepted by local authority?

Have restrictions been placed on ECL in relation to working hours?

Have any complaints been received or additional restrictions imposed on ECL working methods?

Has the local authority / EA served any noise notices in respect of actual or planned construction work?

What resulting controls have been put into place?

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Waste Management

Environmental Pollution Act 1990 part II

Environmental Protection (Duty if care) Regulations 1991

Control of Pollution (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991

Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989

List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005

Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2010

Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

Is all waste stored securely?

Are waste containers LABELLED stored away from drains and waste effectively segregated?

Does the waste note contain a declaration stating use of waste hierarchy?

Does the WTN contain and SIC number given by the client?

Has the waste been transferred to an "authorised person" I.e. a registered waste carrier?

Is there a copy of the disposal permit on site to ensure that they are able to accept the waste being consigned?

Has the waste paperwork I.e. transfer note been filled in correctly (check a sample of the completed waste transfers)

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Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 amended 2009 amended 2011

List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005

Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991

Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2010

Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road 1996

Does the site produce more than 500 kegs of hazardous waste per annum? If yes, provide Premises Code and expiry date.

Are all hazardous wastes correctly labelled, secured and stored?

Are all hazardous wastes correctly identified?

Has the waste been transferred to an "authorised person" ie a registered waste carrier?

Is there a copy of the disposal permit on site to ensure they are able to accept the waste being consigned?

Are the hazardous waste consignment notes being used correctly?

Are records of hazardous wastes being kept as required? Are Part E's being returned?

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Environmental Permitting

Landfill (England & Wales) 2002
Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010

Is the waste sorted before disposal to landfill?

Landfill (England & Wales) 2002 amended 2009
Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010

Does the site require an environmental permit?

If an Environmental Permit is necessary are permit conditions and any applicable waste acceptance conditions complied with?

Has the site an Exemption from Environmental Permitting

If site requires an exemption from EP, is a copy available?

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Other Waste Streams

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment 2006 amended (2010)
Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010
Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011

Dose the site have WEEE to disposal of?

Dose the site segregate its WEEE waste?

Dose the site store hazardous WEEE waste?

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SWMP Regulations 2008

SWMP Regulations England & Wales 2008

Is SWMP plan kept on site?

Has client and PC signed to accept the plan?

Who is responsible person for the waste plan?

Has the waste stream been identified?

Is the waste being managed in accordance with the SWMP?

Have disposal site and waste carriers been identified and checked?

Have areas where minimisation been identified, or considered recycling where possible?

Has the site SWMP been communicated?

Has the plan been measured and updated, no later than three months from the start of project.

MMP CL:AIRE Code of Practice

Does this site operate an MMP?

Has the qualified person been identified and have they signed the MMP?

Is there a testing and tracking systems for material movements?

Has import material been delivered on correct paperwork?

Have any revisions been made to the MMP?

Has a copy of the document been lodged with the EA prior to material reuse on site?

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Water Discharges & Works on or Near a Water Course

Water Resources Act 1991 amended 2009 and water act 2003
Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010
Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010
Land Drainage Byelaws 1991
Flood defence consent
Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975
EU Habitats Directive

Is there a flood defence requirement?

Are any trade effluents being discharged to controlled water?

Has permit been issued by the EA?

Are there any special conditions, Have they been carried out and recorded?

Water Industry Act 1991 amended (1999) and the Water Act 2003
Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010
Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010

Is any canteen / sewage waste being discharged to foul sewer?

Is a consent in place from local water company?

Is there a requirement for hydrant, has a licence been issued by water company?

If discharging Trade Effluent to foul sewer has the local water company consented?

Are all consents/permits limits consistently complied with?

Discharge of water from Excavation
Regulatory position Statement 2010
Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010

Are any discharges being made to river, stream or sea?

Is discharge point free from visible contamination or pollution?

Do they comply with legislations?

Date discharge started?

Is the discharge being monitored? If so give details.

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Civil Legislation Nuisance

Environmental Protection Act Part III

What neighbouring residents and/ or companies are there adjacent to the site?

What nuisance or negligence issues have been raised by neighbours?

How have they been recorded?

Have any of these been subject to an abatement notice?

What action has been taken?

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Hazardous Substances

Planning (Hazardous Substances Act 1990 amended 2009)

Does the company store enough hazardous material to qualify for notification?

If Yes, what action has been taken to prepare safety plans and limit damage to the environment?

Environmental Protection ( Controls on substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer) Regulatnions 2002 amended 2008
Ozone Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations 2009 amended 2011
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres 2002

How much CFCS and HCFC are used in refrigerant systems on site?

Are checks carried out to ensure that no leaks take place of units containing more than 3kg of HCFC Checks on Qualified persons?

What measures are taken to prevent release of these substances to atmosphere?

Are gas bottles stored in suitable cages, are they labelled

Control of Pollution (Oil Storage)(England) Regulations 2001

What oil tanks are used on site?

Have above/below redundant tanks been emptied? Has ground been checked for leakage?

Are all bunds empty and bund depth gauges in working order?

Does storage comply with the requirements of the oil storage regulations?
All drums and oils labelled stored upright away from vehicles and drains?

Are all bowsers padlocked at all times? All dispensing hoses in good working order?

What 205 litre oil drums are used?

Is there evidence of spill kits in areas where spills are likely?

Are the spill kits appropriate for the materials on site?

Is there evidence of leaks from overfilling or above ground tanks?

Control of substances hazardous to health Regulations 2002 amended 2004

Does the site store COSHH material? If Yes, how is it contained?

Control do Asbestos Regulations 2006 amended 2012
Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road 1996

Has an asbestos survey been carried out at the site?

Has the type of asbestos been clearly identified?

Has there been measures put in place to minimise employee exposure to the effects do asbestos?

Have the appropriate authorities been advised? HSE ASB5/NNWL

Is there are copy of the ASB5 and related paperwork on site, e.g. Method statement and air testing Certificates

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2011
Regulation (Radioactive Substances) 2010
Ionisation Radioactive Regulations 1999

Are any radioactive instruments on site?

Have any been disposed of? And if so how was the disposal carried out?

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Planning and Contaminated Land

Environmental Protection Act 1990 as amended by s.57 of the Environment Act 1995
The Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006 (Amended 2012)

Any unusual soil smell or colouring? Any sign of tar, oil or other underground contamination visible in excavation?

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended 2008
Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations 1999

Is there any planning consent/mitigation conditions apply to the site, and are the available?

Are the measures to monitor and maintain compliance?

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Wildlife (Ecology)

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Conservation ( Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994
Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Plant Protection Regulation 2011

Is an ecological survey required or has one been carried out on site?

Are there any conservation areas or SSSI's present in the vicinity of the site?

Are all strands of Japanese Knotweed/Giant Hogweed or invasive species isolated from main site works using temporary fencing?

Is any equipment coming into contact with or being used near Japanese Knotweed decontaminated before being moved to other areas of the site?

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Civil Legislation

Civil Actions

What neighbouring residents and/or companies are there adjacent to the site?

What nuisance or negligence issues have been raised by neighbours?

If any issues have they been raised, have they been recorded and dealt with?

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General requirements not covered in legal aspects above

Accreditation and Environmental Policy

Is there an up o date copy of ISO accreditations on site?

Is there a copy of the last audit on site?

Is there a copy of the company Environmental Policy displayed on site?

How are staff made aware of environmental requirements from the significant aspects?

Have objectives and targets been set

Does the Environmental Management Plan have a copy of the Objectives & Targets?

How are the environmental objectives and targets set for the work?

Are they displayed on site?

Resources, Roles, Responsibility and Authority

Is a competent person responsible for implementation of the EMP, present on site during all work activities that could have an environmental impact?

Competence Training, Awareness, documentation and communication.
Control of Documents

Have site staff been inducted in environmental management for this site?

Is there a copy of the aspect register on site including significant aspects?

Are there records of aspects that have been covered with employees?

Are site staff aware of ISO14001 requirements?

Are training records are present on site relating to the work being undertaken?

Are method statements and risk assessments appropriate for the job present?

Is there documented evidence of induction procedures including toolbox talks, emergency response procedures, etc?

Are all documents on site current?

Is there evidence that the WCAR sheet is completed weekly?

Calibration of Equipment

Noise monitoring calibration documentation?

Dust monitoring calibration documentation?

PID/VOC monitoring calibration documentation?

Operational Control

Are all activities planned in order to ensure they are carried out under controlled conditions in accordance with the EMP?

Have all services been located and updated on plans on commencement and during of project?

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Are potential incident identified and documented? Have there been any incidents on site?

Are list emergency contact details provided and displayed on site?

Are all site personnel aware of emergency response procedures?

Has an emergency drill been carried out and documented?

Monitoring and Measurement

Are the key operations that could have a significant impact on site work reviewed? (E.g. Review of method statements)
If Yes, how often?

Have there been any changes that required reviews of RAMS etc?

Evaluation of ISO14001 Compliance

Is a regular review conducted to ensure the compliance of site documents and site work?

Non-Conformity, Corrective Action and Preventative Action

Is a procedure in place for dealing with potential and actual non-conformities and for taking preventative and corrective actions?

Have there been any Environmental incidents/near misses on site to date?

Have these been recorded?

Have incidents been reported to client, and where required relevant regulatory body?

Site Security & Housekeeping

Is the site boundary secure and entrance gates secured out of working hours?

Where required is there an EA sign on the gate?
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Any evidence of trespass?

Is the site access and security arrangements clearly defined?

Is access to the site controlled by a dedicated gateman?

Are tools, machinery and equipment kept secure when no one is on site?

Does the site have CCTV or 24 hour security?

Resources

Are engines and machines turned off when not in use?

Can work be restricted to daylight hours to reduce electricity use?

Are rechargeable battery sources used where possible in battery powered equipment?

Are local firms used where appropriate?

Are transport movements on and off site kept to a minimum, where possible?

Are hoses and water supplies regularly checked and water leaks reported?

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.