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Wiser transitioning to ISO 45001

Wiser Group is in the process of transitioning to ISO 45001, the new Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard, from OHSAS 18001. The new ISO 45001 standard was published in March 2018.  With it, the International Organization for Standardization aims to improve health & safety in the workplace and reduce the thousands of lives…

Standard rules permits subject to EA changes

On 10th April 2019, the Environment Agency (EA) published new and revised standard rule sets affecting standard rules permits for everything from WEEE and scrap metal, to crude oil, dredgings and construction waste. The changes include a number of amendments, added and removed conditions and clarify wording. The EA have made changes to reflect the…

Waste recovery vs disposal – could you pass the EA test?

Failure to gain approval on Waste Recovery Plans and pass the Environment Agency’s strict recovery vs disposal test can be financially crippling so what can you do to ensure you pass? The EA substitution test The Environment Agency’s guidance provides three tests to demonstrate that if waste material was not used, you would get the…

TCM details to be supplied to EA with waste returns

As from 7th April 2019, the name and date of birth of the individual that provides technical competence for a permitted waste site must be supplied with each quarterly or annual waste return. This requirement was one of a number of amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations which were announced last year. The aim is…

Wiser opens Vietnam office

Wiser Environment has opened a satellite office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to provide environmental and management system consultancy services to European and Vietnamese businesses operating in the region, as well as training in environmental awareness and wastes management. The move capitalises on the relocation of Senior Consultant, Joana Santos to Ho Chi Minh…

Wiser ISO and OHSAS certifications expanded and renewed

Wiser Group’s management system certifications have been renewed until 2022 and expanded to incorporate Wiser Training and its WAMITAB approved assessment centre. Extensive audit of integrated management system Extensively audited by ISOQAR, the group retains ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9001 (quality management system) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health & safety management systems) for…

Starting the year with a new recruit!

Wiser Environment is pleased to start 2019 with the announcement that we have been joined by a new Junior Consultant. Local resident Josh Freeman joins us with a 2:1 degree in geography and practical experience in the construction industry including on BREEAM and auditing. Russell Hirst, Managing Director, Wiser Group says: “I am delighted to…

EA consults on further changes to its fees

The Environment Agency has published further consultation this week on charges affecting the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Producer Responsibility: WEEE Compliance Schemes and a number of other regulations. The consultation follows previous fee increases implemented in April and October 2018 as a result of the EA’s Strategic Review of Charges (SRoC). The EA aims to make…

Will you be affected by changes to the Environmental Permitting Regulations?

Late last month, DEFRA quietly laid before Parliament the Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 which are likely to have far reaching consequences for waste sites… The regulations implement a number of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) previous proposals seeking to tackle waste crime and address poor…

Fire conference highlights stakeholder differences

Last week’s Fire Prevention and Control in the Waste and Recycling Industry Conference served to highlight the differences of opinion between the many stakeholders involved in preventing fires in the waste and recycling sector. Wiser Environment’s Andrew Lake spoke at the Conference organised by Let’s Recycle and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in London…