GLOBALLY, DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT AGENCIES STEP UP THEIR PROSECUTIONS - WITH NO EXCUSES!
Do you keep substances or materials on your premises that can be construed as a contaminant, if it is allowed to enter controlled waters - as defined by YOUR COUNTRY’S law?
Would you know what is deemed to be a contaminate?
However small the amount of contaminate, you still need to know the laws of your country.
Ø How do the current pollution laws and future requirements affect your business?
Ø Do you know what a Hazardous and Contaminative Spill Contingency Plan is?
Ø How can you avoid a fine/prison sentence and the expense of the clean up?
Ø Are your employees trained to control and clean up a spill if it occurs?
Legislation often states, that under certain circumstances, businesses should have contingency plans, in order to minimise hazards and outline the actions that are to be taken by their staff in the event of a spill!
It is not legislation that can now be ignored
Such legislation imposes penalties on businesses and their employees who were found liable for causing pollution of controlled waters.
If found liable penalties can include:
Ø Financial Penalties
Ø Terms of Imprisonment
Ø The polluter pays policy (in most cases) for the total spill clean-up: whether it is accidental or as a result of vandalism, if proven it’s the polluters own negligence
Ø Public knowledge of your offence
Don’t confront the Judge:
Get some expert help to assist you in your requirements
What you are unlikely to know
Ø Current legislation is as sound today, as it was when it came on to the Statute Books and is being actively enforced!
Ø New legislation will require businesses to be accountable for and, to be seen, to protect the environment from pollution.
Hazardous and Contaminative Spill Contingency Plans
What are they?
Custom made plans specifically designed from a risk assessment of your premises and processing plants. Plans comprise the following sections:
Ø Legislation - the legal background.
Ø Specially designed inventory sheets to help you assess what materials you have and whether you are storing them incorrectly.
Ø Instructions for personnel, including training, responsibility and hierarchy guidance, action sheets for differing types of spill, emergency contact points and reporting guidelines.
Ø A comprehensive reference section including First Aid guidance and an audit checklist
Plans, written specifically for the contingency plan holder, are in loose-leaf form to enable periodic updates of information and references. Together, they are important legal and professional documents, detailing your contingency planning that will supplement your environmental management system.
Can you get advice from globally acknowledged leaders in their field without spending a fortune?
MPCEE will provide your business with a cost-effective solution, to cover all your environmental protection and pollution control requirements.
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