Jun 17, 2019
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Environmental Services

Integrated HSE management systems (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Company systems)
Environmental policy and strategy
Legislative and regulatory systems
Environmental management
Environmental Baseline Surveys and Sensitivity Assessment
Environmental risk and impact assessment
Oil spill contingency planning, response and exercise programmes
Operational procedures, work rules and permitting
Waste Management
Oil waste treatment, cleanup and management
Restoration and Rehabilitation
Environmental Monitoring Systems
Review and audit operational and best industry practice and procedures
All aspects of Training
Expert testimony, post-incident evaluation and review
Project and contractor management and client representation

Health, Safety and Environmental Management
We take a systematic approach to HSE Management. Our assessment is comprehensive and rigorously examines the implications of all aspects of your operations. We aim to provide:

Services are offered in the following areas:

Environmental Baseline Surveys and Sensitivity Assessment
Environmental baseline surveys are undertaken before operations commence and provide a description of environmental conditions. A baseline survey typically contains detailed qualitative and quantitative biological/chemical/physical and socio-economic/cultural information on the existing environment, including inventories of the flora and fauna, the physical and chemical characteristics of air, water and soil, the vulnerability of the environment to change and information on archaeological and other sensitive cultural resources.

Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment
The environmental risk and assessment procedure builds a formal, documented description of all environmental interactions or aspects of a company's operations. The assessment process systematically incorporates the necessary controls and management practices to limit, mitigate or eliminate the identified impacts, and introduces environmental management procedures, monitoring, inspections and audit, as may be required under international environmental management system standards such as ISO 14001.

Oil Spill Contingency Planning
Oil spill contingency planning establishes, in advance of an incident, response strategies, assigns responsibilities to individuals, specifies actions, notification procedures and contacts with external agencies both government and mutual aid, and establishes communications routes.

Environmental Monitoring Systems
Environmental monitoring assesses, by a system of periodic routine checks, whether and to what extent a given operation is affecting the environment (physical, biological and cultural). It is therefore site specific. Monitoring usually involves collecting data relating to environmental quality and the quality and quantity of waste streams. It can be considered as an environmental quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) scheme.

Waste Management
Waste disposal is potentially a major source of liability. Best Industry Practice places full responsibility on the waste producer for the proper disposal of waste, and requires a full duty of care on waste producers, who are responsible for contamination arising from waste. We can provide clients with an effective waste management programme that includes: full assessment and consideration of waste minimisation, elimination, reuse and recycling, handling, segregation, packaging, labeling, transportation, treatment, and final disposal in an environmentally responsible manner. We have specialist capability in the area of oily waste management and treatment systems.

Restoration and Rehabilitation
Industry today recognizes that a potential risk and liability arises from work site occupation and related activities. Problems may arise from: destruction of archaeological resources and habitat; interaction with people and wild life; contamination of ground water and soils; potential loss through wind erosion; footprint; effects of heavy rainfall, such as erosion, flooding and increased turbidity; air pollution; damage to protected areas. Consideration of site clearance, restoration and rehabilitation requirements during the planning phase of any operation or project is a requirement, and will help avoid problems when the site is eventually decommissioned.

Audit
Audit provides a measure of performance against policy, procedures, standards, current and future legislation, and expectations. It is also used to verify risk and impact assessments, controls and emergency response. Regularly conducted planned inspections and audits provide line management with the opportunity to identify and correct sub standard conditions and systems before they result in personal injury, plant failure or damage to the environment.

Training
Training can be provided in all aspects of environmental management, both in the classroom and "hands on" on site, at senior strategic levels, middle management and on the "shop floor". Borthwick and Associates provides specialist in-house courses in the following areas:

 

Environmental Awareness and Concepts of Environmental Control

Emergency Response Planning

Crisis Management

Environmental Auditing

Oil Spill Contingency Planning and Management

HSE Management Systems

Courses are typically two to five days in duration and may be customised in any format to suit the client's structure and organisation.

 

 

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