Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Rust can pollute water. If you are storing scaffold poles in one place for prolonged periods of time, keep them off the ground to reduce rusting and the risk of polluting water.
Store scaffold clips in lidded containers. Preventing scaffold clips from rusting and being mislaid on site means that you have to replace fewer of them, which will help you to save money and reduce waste.
When removing scaffolding, sweep mud, dust and stones from the boards onto a shovel and dispose of them before removing and banging the boards.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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