Pollution Incident Response Plan

What is it and why is it required?

A Pollution Incident Response Plan (PIRP) provides essential information on what to do in the event of an incident with the potential to harm the environment. It also forms a key part of any Environmental Management System (EMS) such as ISO 14001 as a PIRP is an essential component in the implementation process of an EMS’s overall aims and objectives. A PIRP is typically required for any site or property with the potential for environmental risk or flooding, including; shopping centres, large multi-let properties or business parks, sites with above ground oil storage, chemical storage or sites in close proximity to SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest).

What are the benefits?

Having a PIRP undertaken by the S2 Partnership ensures a manageable, holistic approach to environmental planning. Benefits include:

  • reduction of risks to the environment from pollution,
  • lowering the likelihood of enforcement action by the Environment Agency,
  • lessening the chance of insurance claims – thereby helping reduce insurance premium costs,
  • protecting your organisation’s reputation and brand, and
  • positioning yourself amongst the leading organisations in terms of environmental credibility.
How can the S2 Partnership help?

One of our environmental consultants will survey the site to review current environmental emergency planning arrangements and will produce a site-specific Pollution Incident Response Plan. The Pollution Incident Response Plan includes:

  • pre-visit environmental risk research on geological, flood risk and property pollution risks;
  • assessment of both on-site and off-site pollution risks involving hazardous substances, surface drains, surface water and groundwater and the escape of harmful emissions to the atmosphere. Flood risks are also included.
  • a detailed site survey carried out by a directly employed S2 Partnership specialist environmental consultant;
  • a report on a client-specific template that gives clear and concise information detailing the site and the pollution risks concerned;
  • formulation of practical, site-specific and relevant Emergency Procedures; and
  • ongoing consultancy service support following submission of the report.

Please contact us for more information.