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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

Stage 1

Identify any hazards – i.e. possible causes of harm.

Stage 2

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:

making sure that proper containers are used, and are located away from drains and watercourses

making sure that proper containers are used, and are located away from drains and watercourses

their storage, use and disposal.

drainage and disposal.

such as potentially toxic metals or other materials.

their storage, use and disposal.

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.

EPA Code of Practice - Environmental Risk Assessment for Unregulated Waste Disposal Sites.

EPA Guidance on Environmental Liability risk Assessment, Residuals Management Plans and Financial Provision.

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