Smarter environmental risk assessment

Supporting our ISO14001 certification, Mace has invested in Navigate – a bespoke online risk assessment tool produced with RSK-BSL that poses a number of questions about environmental receptors (things that may be affected by the works), activities (that will be undertaken that may have a positive or negative environmental impact) and materials (things that are used or encountered that may have an impact).

Any questions answered yes, are identified as relevant to the project and required to be assessed in accordance with their frequency and consequence.

The tool links to Mace management procedures and control measures and a legal register that is updated on a quarterly basis. It also provides direct access to official guidance, codes of practice and the legislation itself.

One of the problems with creating and maintaining an environmental aspects and impacts register is remembering to keep it up to date with changes to the work, and changes to legislation. A stand alone legal register is time consuming to maintain and not necessarily an easy read.

Navigate helps to manage this by requiring users to set up a review schedule at the start of the project. Reminders are emailed to the users when new reviews are scheduled.

Legal updates can trigger additional legal reviews to advise project teams on changes that are relevant to their project.

An approval process ensures each project specific document complies with quality control procedures, and a colour coded risk assessment is produced as an easy to understand output.

The status of all projects can be quickly reviewed along with their risk scores for each business unit or the entire company.

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