CIP updates Environmental Manual


Construction Industry Publications has updated its Environmental Manual.

This includes an expanded and updated glossary and a new and improved set of Toolbox Talks. The new set of Environmental Toolbox Talks has been revised and updated by a working party comprising of CECA and UKCG members and CIP and CIRIA representatives. They build on the success of the previous set, providing concise guidance and best practice on Environmental Risks for those working on construction sites.

It includes updates on the changes that came into force on 28th September 2011 to the written information that must accompany a transfer of waste. The Producer/ Holder/ Consignee must now sign a declaration confirming they have fulfilled their duty to apply the waste hierarchy. For non-hazardous waste there is also now a requirement to give their SIC Code.  In the case of hazardous waste there is now only one type of Consignment Note used for both single and multiple collections.

An example Waste Transfer Note and a Consignment Note that complies with the current requirements is included. The licensing requirements, exemptions from licensing and relevant regulators for construction work carried out in the marine environment have all been added. The differing requirements in England, Wales and Scotland are covered.
Providing a location postcode to the regulator for a permitting exemption when working on extended linear construction sites has hitherto presented a difficulty. The EA requirements for overcoming this difficulty are included.

Additions to and minor changes in Quality Protocols and in the stated EA position on certain low risk activities have been added.
Legislation Changes

Very little environmental legislation has come into force on the common commencement date of 1st October 2011 although there have been a number of amendments to existing legislation in the last six months and these are included in Section 3.

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 consolidates with amendments the provisions of previous relevant legislation.
The Energy Act 2011 is of significant interest to the construction industry as it includes provisions for the Green Deal.

Written by environmental professionals, this manual gives simple, informative guidance on the key environmental issues that face most construction projects and the steps that must be taken to ensure compliance with legal duty. It is ideal for site managers and supervisors of main contractors and sub-contractors, it will also help project managers, site agents, site foremen and engineers address environmental issues in a practical way.

Copies of the Construction Environmental Manual are available to order from Construction Industry Publications (CIP).  The hard copy and CD-Rom cost £140 each and the six-monthly updates cost £27 each.

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