Category Archives: Business Benefits

Latest and developing issues where businesses can benefit from an environmental management system

IAF Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007


In preparation for the publication of ISO 45001:2018 later on 12 March 2018, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which represents the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment, has published its “road-map” for a … Continue reading

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Guide to improving waste management in the domestic rented sector


A guide has been launched by Resource London and the London Environment Directors Network (LEDNET), which identifies a number of areas in which London Boroughs can work more effectively with tenants and landlords to tackle waste management problems in the … Continue reading

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Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018


Most business collecting and handling waste will be aware that there is a legal requirement for Waste Carriers, Brokers and Dealers to register with the Environment Agency (for England) & with the other Environment Agencies in the devolved administrations. The … Continue reading

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IAF to Establish an Database of Accredited Management Systems Certifications


As reported in an earlier post: IAF Study may lead to global database of Management Systems certificates (9 August 2016), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been revising the set of principles of the Database, and working on further development and … Continue reading

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RPS 9: Collect and store mixed fuel from misfuelled vehicles


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 9), which applies to businesses who remove, transport and store mixed fuel from vehicles that have been misfuelled This RPS will have limited application as it may … Continue reading

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Using waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 139) applies to businesses who to use waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs. This RPS will have limited application as it may only impact … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION: UK National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Providers


Under the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056) (as amended), all UK ports, harbours and oil-handling facilities must submit Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCP) to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), or, … Continue reading

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