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Environmental Policy

B. & M. McHugh Limited recognises that its activities have environmental implications in both the long and short term. These can potentially be detrimental or beneficial.

It is therefore the policy of the company to:

  • Aim to lessen environmental damage and increase, where possible, the opportunities for environmental enhancement;
  • Consider the environmental impact as a vital part of the decision making process;
  • Comply with legal requirements and establish goals to achieve an ongoing reduction in environmental conflict in all parts of its operation;
  • Encourage personal effort on the part of all employees and sub-contractors to avoid and prevent environmental damage and to act as good neighbours to those affected by building and construction activities;
  • Provide and exhibit this policy and such written instructions as are necessary to aid the implementation of this policy;
  • Review this policy at 12 monthly intervals.
  • For the execution of this policy the following organisation and arrangements apply:
  • The senior manager/supervisor on site, or at a place of work will be responsible for the implementation of the company environmental policy, and will ensure that:
  • All work is carried out in accordance with all relevant acts, regulations, and company policy and procedures, as defined in the staff health and safety manual, COSHH manual, safety plans, and other company/safety advisor instructions;
  • Waste is removed in accordance with legislation by registered carriers to licensed tips;
  • Measures are taken to control ground, river, and coastal water pollution;
  • Measures are taken to control noise pollution;
  • A good neighbour policy is implemented;
  • Comply with the Montreal protocol by ensuring that ozone depleting gases such as KFCs and halons are not discharged into atmosphere;
  • All materials wastage is minimised, recycling options promoted, and water, paper and energy conserved;
  • Wild life, habitats, flora and fauna, archaeological and heritage sites are protected as appropriate;
  • All incidents detrimental to the environment are investigated, reported, and preventative action taken against repetition.

The senior manager/supervisor on site or at a place of work will be responsible for bringing to the notice of management any deficiency observed, and for providing guidance, information and training.

Within the organisation, arrangements will be made to discuss environmental matters at board meetings, safety management meetings, and within safety meetings held throughout the company.

Miss F McHugh is the director responsible for the implementation of this policy, together with each director within his own realm of responsibility.