ENFORCEMENT - 28.09.2020
Are HSE inspectors undertaking normal inspections?
Q. We have been told that HSE inspectors are not completing their regular health and safety inspections at the moment. Why is this? A. Standard inspections have been replaced with those that are focused almost solely on compliance with coronavirus rules. However, inspectors are still following up on reportable accidents and complaints about health and safety standards on site. The lack of visits certainly shouldn’t be a reason to relax your approach to compliance. ...
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING - 23.09.2020
EA permit advice suspended
The Environment Agency (EA) has suspended its free advice service for permit applications. How can you ensure that your application is approved?
WASTE - 23.09.2020
UK to adopt EU’s circular economy laws
The UK will transpose much of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) into UK law. What does this cover and what will this mean to your current waste management plans?
OIL - 23.09.2020
Don’t let an oil leak stain your reputation
If you make mistakes in the handling and storage of oil, it can cause a serious and long-lasting pollution event and even land you in court. What measures should you take?
WASTE - 25.06.2020
Neighbours run ragged by waste criminal
A director has been found guilty following persistent breaches of his company’s waste permit. How did his actions lead to multiple neighbour complaints and ultimately land him in court?
GREEN INITIATIVES - 25.06.2020
It’s good to share
The Chair of the Environment Agency has spoken of the importance of “disclosure” as a tool to drive environmental improvement. What does it mean and what are the benefits to organisations which participate?