Revo recognises that the Control of Pollution Act; Duty of Care Regulations give them responsibility for all of their waste until its final disposal. This requires the prevention of uncontrolled releases of material (e.g. prevent leaks of diesel from tanks by using bunds).
Any hazardous waste such as asbestos cement must be disposed of according to the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 and the consignment note procedure followed.
Revo will only use disposal facilities where the level of operational control and environmental compliance is deemed to be of a suitable level and represents responsible waste management.
Revo will ensure that vehicles and equipment used are well maintained, clean and are always operated within legal limits, taking advantage wherever possible of engineering modifications to reduce pollution and emissions to save unnecessary consumption of energy. Revo operates a continual training programme to ensure that staff keep up-to-date on the safe handling and disposal of all types of waste including difficult and dangerous wastes.
Revo will ensure that all transportation and the disposal of waste is covered by the appropriate documentation to ensure that the Duty of Care (Section 34) of The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is fully complied with, regarding Controlled Waste Transfer Notes and waste descriptions. Revo will ensure that every effort is made to police the compliance of third parties within this legislation.
Revo co-operates with, and assists to the best of its ability, officers of the Waste Regulatory Authorities in the exercising of their duties.
Revo has a policy of compliance with the Codes of Practice and Guidance published by ESA Subcontractors in the promotion of high environmental standards for the waste industry.
Revo requires staff to advise senior management of any concerns they may have regarding poor practice by a Waste Disposal Subcontractor, whether a NAWDC member or a non-member, or about any acts by a NAWDC member which might be detrimental to the environment.
Revo constantly updates its knowledge and ability to satisfy the increasing need to obtain positive benefits from the volumes of material which come under Revo’s control, which means that the issue of recycling, waste minimisation, waste to energy and the most environmentally- appropriate disposal options are continually assessed and reviewed.
I have particular responsibility for health, safety, welfare and environmental policies and should be made aware of any difficulty in the implementation of this policy.
Phil Basford, Managing Director,