ChepENV offer a lot of things, but everything we do is about identifying problems and finding solutions
Our services can be applied at any phase of lifecycle operation
We love Innovation and presenting new concepts
A cornerstone to any workplace.
Safety is incredibly broad. It covers everything from Engineering and Design right through to asset disposal and recycling.
Development and implementation of a robust Safety Management System to 45001 is essential for high risk businesses, and failure is immediately obvious.
ChepENV offer creation and development of Safety Management Systems and supporting technical processes, management and monitoring plans to enable clients to properly manage their Safety risk. This includes design and engineering, independent review, due dilligence assessments, product stewardship, incident investigation, emergency recovery, pre-importation compliance, HAZID/HAZOP and project management support.
The dark art of Recognition, Evaluation and Control of hazards that affect the worker.
OH is concerned with managing the exposure of workers to health hazards such as dust, silica, fibres, gases, fumes, chemical vapours, noise, vibration, asbestos and hazmats, mould, indoor air quality, water quality, heat stress, radiation sources, lighting and confined spaces. These hazards often do not show themselves with instantaneous effects, and so consideration of long term exposures, chronic accumulation, synnergysm and legacy issues is essential. A key to mitigating OH risks is in the initial design phase. OH also covers the selection and use of PPE and fit testing as well as medical surveillance and other assurance processes that fit within the safety management system. OH requires a great deal of chemistry, physics and biological knowledge - it is the most technical of all the Safety related fields.
We currently undertake a range of COVID-19 assurance works includiung health-care respiratory protection programs.
Essential to life.
Closely linked to health and environment, the first indicator of some form of contamination or potential future problem tends to appear in air or water.
We can assess indoor air quality (IAQ), the operation of the heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems, extraction hoods and potable water quality systems to ensure that areas are safe to occupy. This can be particularly important just after construction or fit out of a new facility, after a significant water damage event, or even in areas affected by nearby industry.
Key concerns might include mould, dust, gas mixtures or chemical vapours such as solvents as they off-gas from paint and furniture.
Without it we have nothing.
Environments are always impacted by workplace activity. The key Environmental principles are the same as for Safety and OH but the general considerations may be quite different.
Workplace generated hazards such as as dust, gases, fumes, chemical vapours, noise and discharged water can become environmental concerns once discharged beyond the workplace.
Environmental limits tend to be much lower than workpace exposure standards, so it is common for a seemingly insignificant workplace hazard to present a significant environmental or ecological concern when discharged. We offer EPA Management Plans and testing as assurance of compliance with key Environmental Standards.
Find out what lies beneath - Assume nothing and verify everything.
Even when seemingly set in concrete, things change over time. The holes in the proverbial swiss cheese get larger or multiply and often nobody notices until something goes wrong. The key to mitigating the effect of performance creep, and to drive continual improvement is to regularly audit, monitor and review the performance and control measures. ChepENV can identify what aspects of an operation or hazard might change or creep over time and develop an ongoing monitoring and audit strategy to protect the business from an unexpected outcomes.
In addition, when considering acquiring or divesting an asset, an operation or a whole business, often the shiny paint or pumped-up marketing can mask what truly lies beneath.
This absolutely applies to HSE risk. We are able to assist a business in this area by working in the “data-room” or attending sites on fact-finding missions to dig beneath the shiny exteriors to unearth the truth about any potential "iceberg" business.
There is no such thing as no harm.
Remediation involves the return of an environment to the way it was meant to be - or at least so far as practical.
Remediation can be planned as part of an operation's lifecycle or it can be reactive in response to an unplanned event or incident.
The major concerns are typcially environmental, but Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Assurance risks that will be encountered throughout the journey are often the most difficult and expensive aspect to manage. Specific areas where this can be the case are with hazardous materials, asbestos, mould, water damage, chemical spills and recovery after a major fire event.
Managing the technical planning and scope, working with contractors and other stakeholders in remediation preojects is where we can help.
Could it be better? How could we do it? Can we make it happen?
Years of experience in our core service areas has highlighted just how much businesses rely on doing things the same way they always have - just to manage expectations.
ChepENV advocates for seeking better ways to do things, and this often requires innovation and development of new ideas and solutions for sometimes very old problems.
We assist businesses to look for win-win opportunities, and to be leaders in industry. With enough thought and consideration there is usually a way to do things better.
This can involve a lot of research in the background and often clients don't want to pay for that - so
we offer to present ideas and then develop partnerships with stakeholders to achieve the goal.
The planet simply cannot sustain our current attitudes to poor longevity and cheap replacement and waste disposal costs
Product stewardship is an environmental management strategy that means whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes a share of responsibility for minimising its environmental impact through all lifecycle stages – from the point of sale right through to the eventual recycling or disposal of non-recyclable parts. ChepENV works with various NGOs, waste recyclers and emerging Product Stewardship programs to assist the design and processing of recyclable waste facilities by evaluating, measuring, and assessing environmental and worker exposures to key hazards such as noise, vibration, dust, gas and vapour, lead, mercury and other heavy metals, PCBs and hydrocarbon and chemical residues that may be released during the recycling process.