Free environmental workshops

Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by The Manufacturer

The Manufacturing Advisory Service South East is offering free one-day workshops focused on environmental requirements for the manufacturing industry.

The practical, hands-on workshops will be run by manufacturing specialists and are aimed at helping businesses get a better understanding of environmental specifications in order to comply with law and remain competitive.

Attendeed will also get a free follow-up onsite assessment to review progress.

Topics covered include sustainability issues; Environmental Permits under the Environmental Permitting Regulation 2007; Environmental Management Systems (EMS); risk assessment methodology; and how to respond to environmental incidents.

Patrick Lee, manufacturing specialist for MAS South East, said there are a number of commercial advantages to adopting a proactive interest in environmental best practice, including reduced energy costs, competitor differentiation and possibly even bonus payments made through the Carbon Reduction Commitment Efficiency Scheme.

“Environmental drivers and a low carbon economy are key to the future success of manufacturing in the UK,” he said, “Manufacturers should be looking to go greener, utilising the benefits of responsible manufacturing.”

Topics covered, all relating to the manufacturing sector; include sustainability issues, key elements of an Environmental Permit under the Environmental Permitting Regulation 2007, key elements of an Environmental Management System (EMS), risk assessment methodology and how to respond to environmental incidents.

The workshops take place on September 20 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and on September 28 in Hook, Hampshire. To book your place email [email protected] or telephone 01256 741034.