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Environmental Policy

  • Is the Environmental Policy displayed on site? Is the Policy up to date? Is the Policy signed by CEO?

  • Are Environmental factors included in Risk Assessments?

  • Are Environmental emergency procedures adequately addressed and displayed?

  • Are Environmental issues adequately addressed at site induction?

  • Are Environmental control measures described in method statements?

  • Are all operatives briefed and aware of good Environmental practices?

  • Are sub-contractors conforming to the companies Environmental Policy?


  • Permitting Regulations: Are there any sources of combustion on-site? Do any of these meet the requirements for permitting?

  • Operating Permit Limits: Has all equipment been checked to ensure there are no breaches to emissions to air limits?

  • Clean Air Act:  Does the site operate within control mechanisms to protect the environment from dark smoke; grit and dust emissions; smoke control areas; and control of certain forms of air pollution.

  • Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels: All oil bought and stored on site must meet the requirements of the legislation - is there a programme or plan in place to ensure that current stocks will be depleted and new stocks of low sulphur fuels will only be purchased to comply with the Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels Regulations

  • Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regs: Is the oil storage at site compliant with the terms of storage containment and bunding by the regulation?  Evaluate the adequacy of the site hazardous substances, spill prevention and control programme. Note any areas of spillage. Assess the potential for spills or releases to reach surface water or groundwater. Review of site records determine whether storage tanks and storage areas are being routinely inspected and whether these inspections are being documentedVerify that storage tank secondary containment volumes are adequate. Determine whether storage areas and tanks have liners (synthetic or concrete) to protect groundwater.  For storage tanks with no secondary containment, confirm the impracticability of such systems.Determine whether, when not in-service, a representative sample of valves on tanks are locked in a closed position, starter controls for pumps are locked in the off position and loading/unloading connections of pipelines are capped or blank flanged.Note location and quantity of spill control materials and equipment. Evaluate whether the location and quantity of these materials and equipment provide the installation with adequate spill and response potential.Determine whether the installation has made prior arrangements with a spill cleanup contractor if appropriate. In addition - as a result of environmental incidents and key learnings please check the following;Is critical plant and equipment identified, inlcuding contract hire equipment (i.e. generators)? Is this effectively inspected and maintained? Is equipment located away from drains and watercourses? Have effective contingency plans and spill kits been put in place appropriate to the risks on site?

Energy & Carbon

  • Energy Performance of Buildings Regs: Do you carry out regular monitoring of energy consumption? Are DEC or EPCs in place?

  • Climate Change Act: Do you use your data on energy use to set realistic reduction targets? Does this meet the 205 or 2040 deadline?

  • GreenHouse Gas Trading Schemes: Are the site included, what is the current status?

  • ODS & F-Gas Regulations: Are registers in place and gases inspected at the appropriate frequency, have legacy gases been removed?


  • Contaminated Land Regulations: Is there any existing contamination on-site? Is it being dealt with adequately?

  • HTM Guidance: What are waste practices on-site like - Review Pre Acceptance Audit findings

  • Producer Responsibility Regulations: Are adequate segregation measures in place?

  • Hazardous Waste Regulations: Are Hazardous wastes stored adeuately?

  • The Waste Regulations (Duty of Care): Do licensed carriers remove waste? Is the Waste Hierarchy applied? WASTE HIERARCHY Has the organisation taken all available measures to apply the following waste hierarchy? For example; prevention; preparing for re-use; recycling; another recovery (e.g energy recovery); disposal. DUTY OF CARE Does the site ensure that compliant waste transfer notes are kept for a minimum of 2 years (non-hazardous)?  How does the site manage waste shipments? Are waste transfer notes for all controlled waste streams completed and stored for at least two years? Are hazardous waste consignment notes completed and stored for at least three years? Do complete transfer and consignment notes include: a description of the waste, the correct European Waste Code(s), Means of containment, time and place of transfer, names and addresses of transferor and transferee and waste carrier registration number? Additionally, consignment notes should include the consignment number allocated by the Environment Agency, details of the process which generated the waste, quantity of waste and listing of hazardous properties/risk phrases.  REGISTRATION OF CARRIERS Has the Site ensured that contractors who carry are licensed to do so and that their own exemption remains valid?  

  • Controlled Waste Regulations: Are transfer notes (consignment notes for relevant wastes) in place? Are the waste streams identified correctly and disposed of correctly? Are site procedures for classifying its waste as hazardous or non-hazardous in place?  Confirm that the approved methods are used for sampling and analysis.  Assess whether the results are reliable

  • List of Waste Regulations: Are waste companies checked, to ensure they are licensed to take the wastes as described? Have all the waste streams arising at the site been identified and a List of Waste code assigned to it?  Verify that the appropriate EU identification codes are being used.


  • The Control of Pollution (Consents for Discharges etc.)Regs: Are consents in place for discharge of water?

  • Water Resources Act: Are drains identified (surface and sewer)? Are fuel tanks, bowsers and drums within a bund to EA guidelines? Are drip trays in place for plant and fuelling points? Are emergency measures in place (spill kits)? Are all chemicals stored safely and marked?

  • The Trade Effluents (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations 1992: Is trade effleunt being prevented from discharging to watercourses? Are wheel washes suitably constructed and contained? Is plant and materials reasonably kept away from drains and watercourses? Is plant in good condition and without any leaks?

  • Ground Water Regulations: Are the potential groundwater releases included within the current permits or risk assessments? Are there any Discharges to watercourses? Does the management system consider and reference; Wastewater discharge identification Wastewater treatment Discharge monitoring Reporting record keeping? Where underground oil storage tanks are located - is the 'groundwater protection code' being referenced and available as appropriate guidance.

  • Water Industry Ac & HTM: Non return valves and Water fittings

  • Water Abstraction Regulations: Do abstraction activities take place, and are these done under licence?

  • Water Framework Directive: Does the site abstract or Discharge waters to any bodies of water covered by the Water Framework directive? Are those discharges managed to avoid pollution to those areas, or impact flows during flood events


  • Wildlife & Countryside Act: Has an assessment been carried out and plans put in place to deal with protected species or habitats on-site? Are there any nesting birds, protected species or habitats on-site? Are these areas identified on plans or by means of signs? Is access to them prevented? Is the condition of these areas monitored? Are there arrangements to respond to any threats to these sites/locations? Are arrangements in place to ensure compliance with the site crested newt licence? Have any designated features of historical/heritage conservation interest been identified?

  • Control of Pesticides Act: Where sites require the use of pesticides have the correct consents been obtained to allow the legal application of these substances?

  • The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations: Has the site identified and where neccessary implemened a plan in order to comply with the conservation act? Have any designated features of historical/heritage conservation interest been identified? Are measures in place to minimise the risk of damaging or detracting from the value of any such features? Is the condition of any such features monitored?


  • Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act: Are noise and vibration within reasonable limits? Are site lights positioned away from neighbours?

  • The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations: Are deliveries arranged to minimise disruption to neighbours? Are their arrangements to keep neighbours informed and liaison procedures?

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