Questions and Answers

Ensuring indoor air is free from harmful chemicals

19 February 2019

Is it true that indoor air quality can be more of a hazard to health than outdoor air? How can we ensure that the air within our building is free of harmful chemicals?

Extended Producer Responsibility

12 February 2019

How will the new proposals for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) affect businesses which supply and use packaging?

Health and safety procedures in the event of flooding

4 February 2019

As part of our flood risk management system I have been asked to develop health and safety procedures in the event of a flooding incident. Could you outline the issues to be considered?

Feed-in Tariffs scheme

15 January 2019

Q: Is it too late to take advantage of the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme?

Cycling to work

3 December 2018

Many of our employees have expressed an interest in cycling to work. How can we fully support this need?

Legal requirements for waste containers

27 November 2018

Following a waste audit we are investing in new bins so that more waste streams can be segregated for recycling and recovery. There are a bewildering number of bins and containers on the market for different types of waste such as batteries, food waste and cans. Are there any basic legal requirements regarding waste containers?

Building site nuisances

27 November 2018

Is noise from a construction site accepted as inevitable by local authorities, or are there legal restrictions on the amount of noise that can be generated?

Energy Performance Certificates

20 November 2018

Who needs an Energy Performance Certificate?

Disposal of sand

20 November 2018

One of our processes involves using ultra high-pressure water and sand. The cake sand that is left, which is non-hazardous, is currently sent to landfill. A local farmer would like to use the cake sand around his farm, for filling holes, compacting floors in cattle sheds, providing grip on slippery surfaces, etc. If we were to send the sand to the farmer, would it still be considered as waste, and if so, what controls would need to be put in place?

Definition of controlled waste

20 November 2018

What exactly is controlled waste? Does this categorisation affect commercial waste producers or is it just a matter for local authorities?