ESOS energy audit post-Brexit

15 January 2021

Will the requirement for an ESOS energy audit be dropped now that we have left the EU and embarked on a new relationship with Europe?

Exemption

28 December 2020

We send some of our waste wood to a local business for recycling. As this is a small operation, they are regulated under an exemption rather than an environmental permit. We have been warned that exempt sites are more likely to be in breach of the law. Could we be prosecuted if the recyclers fail to comply with the conditions of their exemption, eg by storing too much waste on site?

Making shared premises Covid secure

2 December 2020

My organisation shares a property with other organisations. This property is managed by a third party on behalf of the landlord. Who is responsible for applying Covid-secure guidelines for the building?

Security searches

24 November 2020

Following the raised terrorist threat in the UK, my organisation has decided to implement a more thorough search of visitors and their belongings when entering our properties. Are there any guidelines on how we can do this in light of Covid-19 secure guideline requirements, especially social distancing?

How to dispose of batteries

20 November 2020

Like any business, we throw away a small number of assorted batteries. If they are not officially classified as hazardous waste, can we dispose of them in the general waste bin? We do not manufacture or sell any batteries as part of our business.

Emergency arrangements in the pandemic

19 November 2020

I have been asked to review our emergency planning arrangements in light of the current pandemic situation. Are there any changes I need to make to existing procedures?

Hazardous waste classification

6 November 2020

As a hazardous waste producer, I want to make sure that we are properly prepared for any enforcement visits from the Environment Agency (EA). How can I be sure that all our waste is correctly classified?