If understanding Government legislation and directives is a challenge to your company, Ecosan can help you become fully compliant.
- The Environmental Protection Act 1990
- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
Ecosan Services provides a range of disposal services in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
This act places a legal “Duty of Care”, upon you and your organisation, to ensure that all waste produced on your premises is correctly managed right up to the point of final disposal.
You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:
- Your waste disposal contractors are registered waste carriers.
- Final disposal is carried out according to the legal requirements, and at a licensed landfill or incineration facility.
- Your waste contractors have comprehensive and efficient tracking and monitoring systems in place to ensure that all waste is tracked, accounted for, and disposed of correctly and safely.
- A full Audit Trail of documentation is in place.
Failure to comply with the regulations could be an extremely costly oversight. Indeed, a breach of the Duty of Care is a criminal offence, punishable by a fine of up to £2000 on summary conviction, or an unlimited fine on conviction or indictment.
If you are unsure of your position in relation to the correct disposal of waste or environmental health and safety, then please contact us.
We provide all clients with the necessary Duty of Care documentation. This is free of charge, and will certify that your waste is being handled, transported and disposed of in the correct manner and in accordance with the law. Waste Notes are a legal requirement, and should be retained for a period of 2 years.
Ecosan Services is a registered Waste Carrier with the Environment Agency
These regulations place a legal requirement on employers to provide appropriate facilities for their employees at the place of work:
Regulation 21 of the Approved Code of Practice, in the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, advises that:
“in the case of water closets used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings”
This Regulation is further supported by the Water Industries Act 1991, which states that no items should be flushed that could cause a blockage within the sewer or drain.
Notwithstanding the legal requirements, you can help prevent having to meet the high cost of unblocking drains by employing Ecosan Services to provide sanitary disposal services to your organisation.
Air Freshening and Fragrance
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, state that suitable
“means should be taken to prevent odours from lingering in and from entering into other rooms”
- Airfresh Systems provided by Ecosan Services can be used to help you meet these requirements.
Air Cleaning Units
Regulation 25 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that
“rest rooms and rest areas shall include suitable arrangements to protect non-smokers from the discomfort caused by tobacco smoke”
- Air units available from Ecosan Services will help combat any malodour problems and will create a clean and pleasantly fragranced atmosphere.
You have a legal obligation to provide hand cleaning facilities in your washrooms. Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that washing facilities “… must include soap or other suitable means of cleaning”
- Ecosan Services have a range of soap dispensing units and a range of hand cleaning products to suit all hand care and cleaning needs.
Warm Air Hand and Face Dryers
You are required by law to provide hand drying facilities in your washrooms. Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that washing facilities “must include towels or other suitable means of drying”
- Ecosan Services offer a range of warm air hand and face dryer options to suit all budgets and environment.
You have an obligation to provide hand drying facilities (see above), but Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, further states that in the case of water closets “toilet paper in a holder or dispenser … should be provided”
- Ecosan Services have a range of hand and toilet tissue paper and dispensers that will suit any requirement.
Regulation 22 – The Provision of Drinking Water
Regulation 22 looks at what the employer must do about drinking water. It states;
An adequate supply of wholesome drinking water shall be provided for all persons at work in the workplace.
Every provision of safe drinking water required by paragraph (1) shall –
- be readily accessible at suitable places
- be conspicuously marked by an appropriate sign where necessary for reasons of health or safety.
Where a supply of drinking water is required by paragraph (1), there shall also be provided a sufficient number of suitable cups or other drinking vessels unless the provision of drinking water is in a jet from which persons can drink easily.
- Ecosan Services have a range of water coolers to suit all budgets and requirements alongside disposable drinking cups for office convenience.
Ecosan operate a strict green policy and are continually looking for alternative solutions for every product. Our commitment is 100%.
As an environmental services company we are committed to protecting the environment of the Earth.
To minimise environmental impacts concerning our activities, products and services, we shall:-
Comply with applicable legal requirements and other requirements to which the Company subscribes which relate to its environmental aspects.
Prevent pollution, reduce waste and minimise the consumption of resources via the continual improvement and use of technologies.
Educate, train and motivate employees to carry out tasks in an environmentally responsible manner.
Encourage environmental protection among suppliers and partnering environmental service companies.
Regularly review company objectives and targets to encourage environmental improvements.
The Company is committed to continual improvement of environmental performance. This Policy will be communicated to all staff, suppliers, and partnering companies and made available to the public.
The Board of Directors have overall responsibility for the implementation of this policy, which is reviewed regularly.