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Build UK members contribute to latest updates to CIP Construction Environmental Manual

Construction Industry Publications (CIP) continues its work with Build UK to ensure the Construction Environmental manual includes industry recognised health, safety and environmental policies and standards.

To this end, CIP works with Build UK Contractor Members, including Wilmott Dixon, Kier, Mace and Wates.

This integrated approach aims to improve the knowledge and practices of those on site. Plus, it does this without duplicating information or publishing conflicting advice.

What does the latest update include?

The latest Environmental Manual updates, published in mid-December include:

  • Guidance on the requirement for mitigation of nutrient (nitrates and phosphates) discharge to the water environment from development projects in certain areas
  • Notes on the use of DNA testing when conducting survey work for the presence of certain protected species
  • Description of the District Level Licensing scheme in relation to the surveying for and mitigation of the presence of great crested newts during development work
  • Addition of further information on Clean Air Zones (CAZ)
  • New appendix listing those towns and cities in which a CAZ is in force or under proposal
  • The arrangements for prevention of pollution arising from fire water – now in Appendix 10 Fire Prevention Plans of the Waste Section
  • A note regarding the general exemption of commercial activity from a ‘hosepipe ban’
  • A section on dealing with pollution risk from fire water run off – now in the Water Section.
  • A description of the changes due to be made to the ESOS.

Neil Rosiak, Member of the Drafting Panel and HSE Director of Build UK member Tilbury Douglas Construction, said:

“For good practical up to date advice on health and safety matters, the Construction H&S and Environmental  Manuals are a must for everyone involved in construction. Working with Build UK will ensure it is even more relevant on a day-to-day basis as the ‘go to’ source of information for all things health and safety and environmental. It will also keep the manual up to date with industry practices and provide the more collaborative approach we all want.”

Find out more

Subscriptions to the online Manual CIP Knowledge, start from £303 per annum for a single user. Plus, you can try it out first with a free one month’s trial.

Hardcopies available here.