Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Make sure that you are flood aware. Is your site at risk from any type of flooding? You could be at risk from:
You can check using flood maps.
NetRegs has a list of resources you can use to prepare for flooding, including guidance on where to find flood protection equipment.
NetRegs: Manage flood risk
Carry out a fire risk assessment to identify and reduce potential causes of site fires. Use this to position extinguishers, fire blankets or sprinklers. Invite the Fire and Rescue Service to your site to discuss potential outcomes of fires, how to prevent them, best practice techniques and how to develop an incident response plan.
Be aware of risks associated with climate change. For information visit:
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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