COVID-19 update from the Wiser Group

The Wiser Group continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. As always, the safety of Wiser’s employees, customers and partners is a top priority. In line with Government advice, the following is the Wiser Group’s current approach to COVID-19:

What the Wiser Group is doing
  • Wiser continues to review Government and NHS advice, and also practices generally in businesses.
  • The consultancy team, Head Office and sites currently continue to work as normal.
  • Self-isolation is in place as necessary and has been communicated to staff.
  • With best-practice being to reduce contact we are encouraging and ensuring facilities are in place for remote meetings within the teams, with customers and with suppliers.
  • All team members are now set up for home working and our systems are in place to enable so with immediate effect.
  • Flexibility is in place so that if any of our team has particular health concerns, or have concerns about close relatives, then working from home is possible with immediate effect.
  • Communication within the Team and with customers will continue using video conferencing and telephone.
  • Team members will continue to work to project deadlines.
  • Key processes and procedures are being reviewed, updated and training delivered to relevant staff to ensure coverage and continuity.
  • Site visits in the open air are not considered currently to be high risk though we are discouraging contact during those visits.
  • Monitoring of staff who have had leave or sickness to ensure that they have not visited Category 1 or Category 2 areas in the past 14 days.
  • Questioning visitors to Head Office and sites to ensure they have no symptoms or visited Category 1 or Category 2 areas in the past 14 days
  • Improving and testing our communication methods to ensure that we continue to manage projects, communicate and co-ordinate successfully as a team if working remotely.

If your organisation is affected by Covid-19 or you have concerns about any of Wiser’s team that you have been in contact with, then please contact the Group Administration Officer on 01480 464 111 or admin@wisergroup.co.uk at the earliest opportunity.

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Accreditations

Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.