Questions and Answers

Supporting mental health

15 December 2017

How can we do more to support mental health in our business?

Office lighting requirements

6 December 2017

One of our properties is to be refurbished and used for office accommodation. I have been asked to state the lighting requirements required. What do I need to consider?

Productive office layout

5 December 2017

How can we ensure our new office design and layout is highly productive?

VED procedures when buying and selling vehicles

28 November 2017

We are planning to replace one of our light vans shortly and have agreed to sell it to an employee. The vehicle excise duty (VED) on the van expires at the end of next March and the employee has asked if we will leave this on the vehicle, which we have agreed to do. However, our Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) holder has told us that this is longer possible since paper tax discs were abolished in October 2014, and the buyer must tax the vehicle immediately.

What is the situation, please?

Edoc update

28 November 2017

We would like to use the electronic duty of care (edoc) system for waste transfers, but our waste management contractor is not part of this system. Why haven’t all the contractors signed up, seeing that edoc is supposed to reduce administration costs?

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste?

27 November 2017

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste? If so, how can we dispose of it responsibly?

Digital tools and efficiency gains

27 November 2017

Should our organisation invest in more digital tools to improve productivity?

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

22 November 2017

What is the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)?

Fire door inspection regime

15 November 2017

We have several properties that are fitted with numerous timber-based fire doors. It has been suggested that we should be inspecting these regularly. Is this the case and how often should this be done as it could have significant resource issues?


14 November 2017

What is blockchain and how is it relevant to sustainability?