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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Register of environmental legislation - waste
    Register of environmental legislation - wasteHaving a professional-looking Register of Environmental Legislation is a good way of showing that you know what your doing. If you're a contracting organisation, it can help you to pass contractor vetting procedures.Why you need our registerThe first step in most environmental management systems is usually to identify the legislation that applies and how. But even if you don't want to go for certification under ISO14001, it doesn't hurt to show that you know a bit...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Waste management checklist
    Waste management checklistThe efficient management of waste has many benefits, including compliance with legislation, helping to control vermin and reducing the costs of disposal. Use our checklist to identify potential areas of improvement.Why use it?Having poor control over the waste generated on site and the way it's disposed of can directly affect your bottom line. There are savings to be made if you can reduce the quantity of waste, or at least cut the proportion of mixed general waste in favour of recycling....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Guidance note - hazardous waste minimisation
    Guidance note - hazardous waste minimisationGetting rid of waste is an expensive business; some estimates put the cost at approximately 4.5% of annual turnover, so cutting the amount of hazardous waste being sent to landfill etc. will help the environment and your pocketMinimising your wasteThe best way of managing waste is not to create any in the first place, but unfortunately this is usually impossible. To help you cut the amount of hazardous waste you produce, use our Guidance Note - Hazardous Waste Minimisation....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Guidance note - managing hazardous waste
    Guidance note - managing hazardous wasteIf you need to dispose of batteries, chemicals, oils, etc. you must comply with the hazardous waste legislation. Our guidance note explains how this applies to your business as a waste producer.What is hazardous waste?The types of waste we're referring to are materials and substances which are regarded as being particularly harmful to humans or the environment if not properly managed. For example, asbestos, chemicals, pesticides, batteries, non-edible oils and fridges.Our...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Waste transfer note
    Waste transfer noteWhen waste is taken from your site, a waste transfer note must be completed. It should identify the nature and quantity of the waste, and the location of the site it's being taken to. Never allow waste to be taken away without one. Record of collectionOur example Waste Transfer Note will help you see what information your business and the waste contractor must complete. All reputable waste contractors will assist in the completion of the transfer notes so that they also comply with the duty...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Guidance note - duty of care
    Guidance note - duty of careWaste is a dirty business at the best of times, but not complying with one of the many laws that control waste disposal in the UK can cost you dearly. To help you decipher these laws, why not use our guidance note?What is waste?The definition of "waste" is wide ranging and is used to cover everything that is effectively unwanted; this ranges from normal domestic waste to commercial/industrial waste, builders' waste, radioactive and other hazardous wastes.Your duty of careUnder the...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Guidance note - discharge of waste water
    Guidance note - discharge of waste waterIf you want to allow waste water to leave your land and pass into the ground or nearby waters, there are certain legal loopholes to jump through. Our guidance note explains more.Protecting the environmentIf businesses were allowed to put whatever they liked into groundwater or rivers, it would contaminate drinking water and result in dead fish floating downstream. However, how do you work out whether your activities are regarded as polluting? What constitutes contaminated...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Fly-tipped waste checklist
    Fly-tipped waste checklistPerversely, if rubbish is dumped on your property you acquire a duty to ensure that it's properly disposed of. Our checklist will help if you find yourself in this situation.Why use it?Under s.33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 it is an offence to keep waste, with the exception of your own, on land which does not have a waste management licence. You must dispose of it legally - not bury, burn or take it away yourself. It's not exactly fair, but your only chance of getting any...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Waste reduction checklist
    Waste reduction checklistAlthough the benefits associated with reducing waste are obvious, many businesses are still failing to take steps to control it. Use our checklist to help you to make savings across the board.Missing outRecent research has indicated that many businesses are failing to reduce the amount of waste they produce and aren't recycling materials such as glass and metals. Some of the worst culprits are bars and restaurants. BusinessWaste.co.uk has identified that 30% of the waste that they produce...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Site waste disposal
    Safety procedure - site waste disposalUse our procedure to describe the safety and environmental arrangements you expect to be put in place for waste disposal.How to use itThis document is designed to be used in support of the site safety induction or safety briefing, or for issuing to workers and sub-contractors. It explains clearly what your expectations are and why.Some of the sections are left blank for you to complete but others are pre-filled with information which you can edit to suit your own circumstances.What's ...
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