There were many ecological & environmental aspects to manage at Bad a Cheo. The terrain, the extensive existing drainage network leading to a major tributary of the R Thurso (SAC), the proximity of nesting habitat (SPA) for greenshank and other wading birds were only some issues to be managed.
Angus’ management, knowledge & skills definitely contributed to the success & smooth running of the Bad a Cheo construction phase.
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.
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 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.