Glasgiven Contracts Ltd are committed to ensuring that our activities on site will not cause harm or have a detrimental effect on the neighbouring environment and waterways. Glasgiven Contracts Ltd will actively support the protection of the environment and conserve natural resources where we can. We operate to the CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association) document ‘Control of Water Pollution from Construction Sites – Guidance for consultants and contractors’ (2001) which outlines methods of water control.
Surface water drains allow for uncontaminated rainwater only. Silty water or other contaminated water must not go into surface water drains.
All deliveries to site will be supervised by our site supervisor. Any deliveries of fuel or other materials will be carried out in a designated place. Tank levels will be checked to prevent overflow of fuel and to ensure that cross contamination does not occur. Where possible deliveries to site will take place on hard, non-permeable standings.
An ERP plan (Emergency Response Plan) will be drafted for each site and must be followed in the case of a spillage or potential environmental incident. This plan will be displayed on site in a prominent position. The spill kit will always be on hand to prevent contamination occurring in the case of a spill.
Any oils, fuels or other fluids on site must be accurately and clearly labelled denoting the contents and any potential hazardous content within. The storage of fuel, oil and chemicals must be in a secure, hard standing area that must be bunded. The base and bund walls must be impervious to the fluid that is stored. The area must also be secure to prevent vandalism or potential unauthorised release of fluid into the environment. All valves must be secured to prevent uncontrolled release of fuel or oil. Fuel or oil that is in need of disposal will be removed by a properly licensed waste disposal contractor.
Refuelling procedures will be carried out in a designated place, on hard standing and away from watercourses or drains. Only authorised and responsible personnel will be responsible for this job.
Skips must be covered over when not in use to prevent accidental pollution to neighbouring waterways.
Silting water can arise on site from excavation works, exposed ground, stockpiles on site, site roads etc. Silty water can be minimised by the following means:
- Freshly exposed ground or site stockpiles will be covered. Silt fences should be constructed around the base of the stockpile to prevent silt water runoff.
- When working in Excavations, cut off ditches will be used to prevent water entering the excavation.
- Wheel washing facilities on site will be carried out on proper hard-standing ground, there should be no overflow andeffluent should be properly treated or where this is not possible run off should be directed towards foul drainage.
- Site roads will be kept free from mud deposits. Main roads will also be kept free from dust, mud & dirt.
- Where possible, drainage to foul sewer will occur.