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Wiser speaking at CARS and Metal Recycling event

Wiser Environment’s Andrew Lake, will be speaking at the Let’s Recycle organised Complete Auto Recycling Show and Metal Recycling Event next month. The joint event, held in Stoneleigh on 11th and 12th July, includes a two-day conference as well as live demonstrations, training sessions, operational challenges and site tours. Senior Consultant, Andrew will be speaking…

Group transitioned to new ISO standards

Wiser Group has transitioned to the new ISO 9001 and 14001 standards that were published in September 2015. The revised quality management and environmental management standards are less prescriptive than their predecessors, are focused more on performance and outcomes and are designed to be easily integrated with other management systems. ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 replace…

How to deal with organised waste crime

Michael Gove has called for evidence on how to deal with organised waste crime. Criminals that run waste disposal businesses, operating illegal waste sites, fly-tipping and exporting waste illegally undercut legitimate business, blight local communities, pollute the environment and often provide fronts for further illegal activities. Their activity is believed to cost the economy over…

Gearing up for new health & safety ISO

Wiser Environment is gearing up to advise clients on implementation of the new BS ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard published in March 2018. ISO 45001 aims to improve health & safety in the workplace and reduce the thousands of lives lost each year from accidents or fatal diseases linked to work…

New recruit sees team continue to expand

Wiser Environment is continuing to expand with the recruitment of new consultant Wes Carrington who started this week. Wes joins the team to manage our growing environmental training services, in particular the WAMITAB assessment centre, as well as developing our workplace exposure monitoring services. Wes worked for Wiser Environment in a temporary role in 2015/16…

Promotion expands Wiser senior team

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Georgina Leach to Senior Consultant. Georgina joined Wiser in 2013 as a junior consultant. Her initiative and hard work saw her promoted to consultant just over a year later. In 2016, Georgina was seconded (on a part time basis) to sister company Wiser Recycling for six months…

New EA fees published today

The Environment Agency (EA) has today released its new fees and charges scheme. The changes follow the consultation carried out late last year and enable the EA to charge for the cost of regulatory activity. The new charging scheme covers a wide range of activities: Flood risk activities Installations Waste operations Mining waste operations Mobile…

New occupational health and safety ISO published today

The new BS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems was published today (12th March 2018).  The ‘world’s first global occupational health and safety management system standard’ differs significantly from the current occupational health and safety management standard OHSAS 18001:2007. OHSAS 18001 is being withdrawn on publication of ISO 45001 so companies that are…

DEFRA considers removing exemptions

DEFRA is proposing to limit the number of waste exemptions that any one operator can register or potentially remove exemptions completely in the latest industry consultation launched last month. In January, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published proposals to tackle waste crime in England and Wales, blaming criminal activity and poor…

DEFRA proposes to make it harder to obtain permits

In the latest industry consultation, DEFRA is proposing to raise the standard of operator competence, potentially making it much harder to obtain a good OPRA rating and a permit. Last month, we advised that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) opened a consultation into proposals to tackle waste crime in England and…