This Policy has been prepared and Implemented in accordance with current legislation and will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Senior Management Team. Current legislation in force is namely The Environment (NI) Order 2002; Part IV of the Environment Act 1995; UK Air Quality Strategy for NI. These together with environmental guidance will ensure our adherence to the aims and objectives of our policy outlined below.
- Glasgiven Contracts Ltd is committed to ensuring that our activities on site will not in any way cause harm or have a detrimental effect to the neighbouring environment and air ways.
- Glasgiven Contracts Ltd will actively support the protection of the environment and conserving natural resources where we can.
Glasgiven Construction Ltd recognises that climate change, smog, acid rain and ozone depletion are all created by air pollution and pose a serious threat to the environment and to the health of our workers and persons who come into contact with our work activities.
Air pollution on site can have a detrimental impact on the environment in which we live and work and on the health of local residents. It is therefore our responsibility to take control measures to minimise the pollution that our sites produce.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has a responsibility under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 and the UK Air Quality Strategy to work towards achieving national air quality objectives, we must therefore demonstrate that our policies are in place to reduce any nuisance dust and fine particle emissions arising from our works without the need for legal intervention from the NIEA.
With this in mind, our Environmental Policy which should be read in conjunction with this Policy, reflects how we will identify, address and keep to as low as is reasonably practicable the main causes of air pollution such as carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)s, ozone, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, benzene, lead and volatile organic compounds to as low as is practicable reasonable.