Environmental Management Plans and Site Protection Plans
Site Protection Plans deliver extensive benefits to development and construction projects, events and temporary work sites by identifying at risk areas or elements of the site which require additional protection. Following the identification of potential issues, mitigation measures are implemented to ensure no environmental damage is incurred; eliminating the risk of reputational damage, legal breaches and time lost on site.
Case Study: Ryder Cup 2014
We have developed site protection plans for some of the biggest events and projects in the UK, including the 2014 Ryder Cup held at Gleneagles. The Gleneagles Estate is one of the most famous and popular golf resorts in the world and is home to nineteen Sites of Scientific Interest (SSI) and one Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
With 250,000 spectators attending Gleneagles during the week of The Ryder Cup, Gleneagles stood up to the test superbly. The course was in prime playing condition for the matches and handled the high volume of footfall on the course exceptionally well. Thanks in part to the extensive environmental protection measures implemented as a result of our Site Protection Plan, a month after the event all of the walkways and crossing points had fully recovered and spectator routing kept people out of SSSI areas and other protected habitats.
The basis for this report was the same as for development projects and commenced with an environmental risk assessment of the extensive and complex site. The assessment covered risks to ecology, water, land and air from a wide variety of activities or incidents including spills, use of temporary generators and the storage of hazardous waste.
Case Study: Allied Developments
As part of our work with Ben Ainslie Racing and the construction of their Team Base, we produced the Environmental Management Plan for their contractor, Allied Developments. The Plan helped Allied Developments achieve a 'Beyond Compliance' rating for the Considerate Constructors scheme ; a national initiative which monitors construction companies against a Code of Considerate Practice which encourages beyond compliance activites within fall into three categories: the environment, the public and the workforce.
Earth to Ocean can work with you to
carry out a detailed Risk Assessment which can be used alone, or to meet the requirements of sustainability standards
identify areas of business that require improvement to reduce risk and provide bespoke guidance on site protection and pollution prevention
train staff to deal with potential issues
detailed Site Protection Plan, covering all aspects of the environment including water, waste, ecology and land and to combine risk assessments and mitigation techniques to protect and benefit the environment
support preparation for regulatory body inspections (i.e. the Environment Agency)