ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT
An environmental risk assessment allows you to assess the likelihood of your business causing harm to the environment. This includes describing potential hazards and impacts before taking precautions to reduce the risks.
Five Stages to Undertaking Environmental Risk Assessment
Identify any hazards – i.e. possible causes of harm.
Describe the harm the hazards identified may cause.
Evaluate risk of occurrence and identify precautions.
Record results and implement precautions.
Review at regular intervals.
When looking for environmental hazards in your business, you should consider the following as there are statutory minimum standards to maintain in some of these areas:
If your business is planning a development that's likely to have a significant effect on the environment, you will first have to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment.