ABOUT ENVIRASSIST

History of Envirassist

After over 12 years regulatory experience with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), a clear message from industry and commerce was evident to Angus Spirit… That was that there was a great demand for genuine expertise in environmental consultancy, advice and guidance – usually in the form of an ECoW – Environmental Clerk of Works and/or an EA – Environmental Advisor.

Using the well established network established from his regulatory role in the water & waste sectors, Angus took the opportunity to set up his own environmental support service: Envirassist.

Working with large construction companies

Since its inception in March 2011, Envirassist has worked with some large UK construction companies ensuring compliance with best practice, ecological and environmental legislation in order to support projects and protect the environment.

Envirassist can provide ECoWs & EAs

Envirassist has supplied ECoWs & EAs to both the clients and the principal contractors. The two roles are different but those very different experiences allows a holistic view and an appreciation of how to support development projects.

The company is committed to continuing professional development. Keeping pace with changes in legislation and best practice in the industry is vital to the role of EcoW/EA.

ENVIRASSIST

Let your environmental concerns be our focus!

+44 (0)7 901 824 391

angus@envirassist.co.uk

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ENVIRASSIST – More than an Environmental Contractor

From the outset you’ll realise that we are 100% committed to the environment.

Envirassist draws on 17 years of ‘sharp end’ practical site experience. Our clients tell us that they like the immediacy of our analysis and the pragmatism we adopt in providing our clients with practical solutions.

The construction industry can throw up many unforeseen issues in an instant and we are available to resolve them.

“You can’t do this job at any less than 100%.” Angus Spirit, Envirassist

Envirassist carries out its work according to codes of practice & guidelines set out by the Chartered Institute of Environmental & Ecological Management (CIEEM), the Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Association of Ecological & Environmental Clerk of Works (AEECoW).

We are confident that you will find working with Envirassist a positive experience.

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Angus Spirit, Environmental Advisor - Envirassist
ENVIRASSIST SERVICES

Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW)

Envirassist covers a range of competencies, the company is most noted for providing wide skill set and highly experienced ECoWs and Environmental Advisor service to the construction industry.

Taking on the role of ECoW, Envirassist is responsible for ensuring that site contractors and management are provided with the correct information in order that impact on the environment due to the development is minimised. This can often require decisions to be made quickly, sometimes in highly pressured circumstances. Sound judgement is a critical.

The role can vary depending on the project we are working on. We can:

  • Conduct pre-construction surveys to determine sensitive habitats and/or protected species
  • Assess and monitor biodiversity in proximity to the site
  • Ensure compliance with ecological and environmental legislation
  • Advise on site management and working practices to avoid environmental issues

Where we operate

Based in the North of Scotland, Envirassist has worked extensively in this region of the country. We have a vast network of contacts and relationships that have been established over many years. We have formed associations in order to provide a service for specific jobs.

The majority of our contracts have been for projects within the Scottish Highlands, but that is not to say that we cannot operate out with the area.

We are always keen to explore interesting new projects where we feel we can provide support.

Detailed functions of Envirassist capabilities

PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND REPORTING

Pre-planning – support services – site walkover, surveying, sampling etc.
Controlled Activities Regulations licensing – all licence management/processing.
Waste management.
Liaising with stakeholders (eg SEPA, SNH, LA Planning Dept.) and providing reports.

ON SITE ACTIVITY

Environmental site management.
Site inspections, monitoring and reporting.

HABITAT PROTECTION

Habitat management plans
Ecological surveys throughout the project
Protected species surveying
Mitigation against development works
Opportunities with SuDS
Habitat Enhancement

POLLUTION PROTECTION

Pollution prevention – advice/guidance, investigations and responses.
Diffuse Pollution – advice on control & treatments.
Expertise in sustainable solutions.

SURFACE AND WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

River catchment reconnaissance.
Drainage solutions – management & treatments, licence processing.
Planning on drainage issues.
Phase 1/NVC surveys.
Waste minimization.
Waste Management Licence exemptions.

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Contact Us

At Envirassist, we are always keen to chat about exciting new projects that require environmental expertise. It could be a completely new project or an existing site where issues have been encountered.

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CONTACT

At Envirassist, we are always keen to chat about exciting new projects that require environmental expertise. It could be a completely new project or an existing site where issues have been encountered and requires environmental consultancy.

We are passionate about the work we do and would be happy to have an outline chat regardless of whether you intend to take us on in a contractor capacity.

ENVIRASSIST

Let your environmental concerns be our focus!

+44 (0)7 901 824 391

angus@envirassist.co.uk

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