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STM Environmental help Operator develop EMS in Support of Bespoke Permit Application

STM Environmental help Operator develop EMS in Support of Bespoke Permit Application

“STM were very professional and efficient. They kept us in touch with what was happening all the time and made the process easy to understand. We are very pleased and satisfied with the outcome.”

Chris Whitbread (Owner – RB Whitbread)

We are proud to announce that we have recently completed the process of acquiring an environmental permit under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 for one of our private sector clients.

The client, RB Whitbread Plant Hire are essentially a transport and haulage contractor. Part of their business involves removing waste concrete and inert soils from various demolition sites. The waste concrete is taken to a their concrete crushing site where it is recycled into aggregate and landscaping soil for re-use in the construction industry.

Although the company was initially granted an exemption, the introduction of The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010, required that the company to apply for a new environmental permit in order to continue to operate its concrete recycling activity.

A bespoke application was required as the site lay within 250m of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This involved preparation of a Site Condition Report and site specific (i.e. OPRA and H1) risk assessments.

View of the concrete crushing facility
View of the Hunsdon Mead SSSI approx. 250m away

Another notable element of the work was the need to develop an environmental management system in line with ISO14001 for the company. The EMS was developed in collaboration with Agg-Net. STM also undertook training of the company staff. The company are also implementing EMS-IT, our bespoke Environmental Management software to help ensure that they keep records of inspections, non-conformances and corrective actions, training etc. in order to demonstrate compliance with the EMS.

The experience was a positive one which we are hoping to build on both in terms of future consultancy and software development opportunities.