Subscan Environmental Services

Subscan Environmental – Supporting Businesses with Environmental Compliance

In today’s ever-evolving landscape, environmental preservation stands as a paramount concern, urging businesses, organisations, and the economy to embrace sustainability as a top priority. With environmental regulations tightening, regulatory bodies are increasingly stringent in enforcing compliance. Positioned as a reliable partner, Subscan offers tailored environmental solutions, aiding organisations in mitigating risks effectively.

Businesses must prioritise implementation of comprehensive measures to prevent or mitigate any unauthorised discharge into controlled waters. Central to this effort is the meticulous specification, operation, and maintenance of pollution prevention assets, including tanks, bunds, separators, and drainage systems, in strict accordance with manufacturer guidelines, prevailing best practices, and pertinent standards. This proactive approach not only underscores a commitment to environmental stewardship but also minimises the risk of regulatory non-compliance and environmental harm.

In this era, businesses must prioritise upholding environmental commitments and complying with laws and regulations to prevent pollution. Our mission is to empower our clients to navigate these challenges seamlessly, fostering a responsible and sustainable approach to their operations. We stand ready to assist our clients in achieving operational excellence while ensuring full compliance with environmental regulations.

Compliance Assistance

At Subscan Environmental, our array of services is designed to aid businesses in achieving regulatory compliance seamlessly. Our primary objective is to facilitate your understanding of assets and devise an asset strategy that not only ensures continuous compliance but also mitigates the risk of pollution incidents.

Initially conducting a systematic Environmental Risk Assessment of your premises, we inspect above and below-ground infrastructure, identifying critical risk areas. This assessment enables us to precisely identify potential sources of pollution and devise effective strategies for their mitigation.

Through collaboration with us, businesses can take proactive steps towards addressing environmental concerns and upholding regulatory standards, thus safeguarding both their operations and the surrounding environment.

Identifying Key Areas of Risk

We commence this process by conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment, on key areas such as Drainage Infrastructure, Interceptors and Separators,  Bunds and Fuel Storage Tanks.

Additionally, we offer Planned Preventative Maintenance contracts designed to prevent failures, ensure optimal performance, and extend asset lifespan.

Infrastructure Evaluation and Site Assessment

Drainage Infrastructure: Effective management of drainage infrastructure is paramount, given its potential to swiftly transport pollutants into the environment. Businesses must have a robust drainage plan in place, facilitating proper usage, enabling maintenance, and effectively managing pollution in the event of spills. By implementing comprehensive drainage strategies, businesses can mitigate environmental risks, ensuring regulatory compliance and safeguarding both their operations and the surrounding ecosystem.

Interceptors: Interceptors play a vital role in surface water drainage systems by mitigating pollution risks from oils and other hydrocarbons. Regular maintenance of these interceptors is essential to ensure they function effectively, preventing pollutants from contaminating the environment. Prioritising maintenance and upkeep of interceptors ensures that businesses can uphold environmental standards, minimising pollution risks.

Bunds: Bunds function as secondary containment systems designed to capture spills and leaks from primary storage tanks.  Such as those for fuel or chemicals, thereby reducing environmental risks. Maintaining an impermeable bund equipped with a pump system is crucial for ensuring it maintains at least 110% capacity.  This effectively safeguards against potential environmental hazards and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Fuel Storage Tanks: For the maintenance of compliance, safety, and optimal functionality, it is strongly advised that fuel storage tanks undergo annual inspections.  These inspections are required to be conducted by certified professionals, such as those accredited by OFTEC. These inspections play a critical role in identifying any potential issues that may compromise the integrity of the tanks. Timely remediation of reported issues following the inspection is imperative, as it significantly reduces pollution incidents or operational disruptions. By conducting inspections promptly and addressing issues, businesses maintain regulatory standards, reduce environmental risks, and ensure fuel storage continuity. This proactive approach not only enhances the overall safety but also contributes to the sustainability of business operations.

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)

PPM contracts offer businesses a proactive solution to ensure the ongoing functionality of their infrastructure. By implementing a PPM contract, clients gain assurance that potential issues will be promptly identified and resolved, providing peace of mind. Maintaining a scheduled maintenance plan allows businesses to mitigate the risk of unexpected breakdowns or disruptions, thereby ensuring continuous operations. This proactive strategy not only enhances the reliability and longevity of infrastructure but also reduces the likelihood of costly repairs or downtime. Investing in PPM is a prudent measure that contributes to the smooth functioning and efficiency of operations.

Prioritising Sustainability and the Environment

In today’s digital era, regulatory non-compliance and negative public sentiment pose significant risks to organisations. This issue has been exacerbated by the extensive reach of social media platforms. The immediacy of social channels often results in heightened customer pressure and potential reputational damage. Consequently, organisations are increasingly prioritising the extension of asset lifespan while managing budget constraints and moving towards sustainable energy practices. Navigating this dynamic market landscape entails adapting to evolving regulatory mandates and societal demands.

Businesses prioritizing sustainability aim to mitigate non-compliance risks and secure long-term success in a dynamic business environment.

This strategic focus not only aligns with regulatory expectations but also resonates positively with stakeholders. This fosters resilience and competitiveness in the marketplace.