Environment

Smith Civil Engineering is committed its environmental responsibilities, ensuring that the following measures are taken at all times:

  • All work will be carried out in full accordance with the latest environmental legislation, endeavoring at all times to exceed all associated targets.
  • Waste will be kept to a minimum and recycling techniques will be utilized wherever possible.
  • All waste will be disposed of in a responsible manner at the appropriate and recognized site(s). Any hazardous wastes will be disposed of in full accordance with the requirements of the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, the List Of Waste Regulations 2005 and any manufacturers’ instructions, under the supervision of a ‘Competent Person’.
  • Environmental consequences are evaluated and assessed  prior to starting any work.
  • Materials will be chosen after their effect on the environment has been considered. Considerations will include: Source; disposal of surplus; renewable options over irreplaceable ones; effects on surrounding habitat and environmental effects during lifecycle.
  • Materials will be stored such that any spills or leakages will not adversely affect the surrounding area, or contaminate water sources, and will not mix with other materials. COSHH assessments will be carried out on all hazardous substances.
  • The consumption of natural resources will be kept to a minimum.
  • The use of fuel will be kept to a minimum and ‘environmentally friendly’ methods will be used where possible.
  • Noise emissions will be kept to a minimum at all times.
  • During operations, the production of dust will be minimized by appropriate techniques. Where appropriate, a COSHH assessment will be carried out on the dust produced.
  • During any excavation work, care will be taken to prevent damage to surrounding trees.

Regular reviews of working practices will be undertaken to minimise their effects on the environment. These reviews will include the latest technology, whilst being mindful of current environment

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