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Waste Management and Disposal



Hazardous waste overview
 

You must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage.

Your have responsibilities known as your ‘ duty of care ’. You must also meet extra requirements depending on whether you’re a waste:

  • producer or holder (you produce or store waste)
  • carrier (you collect and transport waste)
  • consignee (you receive waste, eg for recycling or disposal)

There are different requirements for exporting waste.

Check if your waste is hazardous

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste include:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals, eg brake fluid or print toner
  • batteries
  • solvents
  • pesticides
  • oils (except edible ones), eg car oil
  • equipment containing ozone depleting substances, eg fridges
  • hazardous waste containers

Classify your waste to find out if it is hazardous.

Hazardous waste producers and holders
 

You must follow these steps in England if your business:

  • produces hazardous waste
  • holds or stores hazardous waste
  • has hazardous waste removed from its premises
  1. Register your premises, unless you’ll produce or hold less than 500 kilograms of hazardous waste there in any 12-month period.
  2. Classify your waste to check if it’s hazardous.
  3. Separate and store hazardous waste safely.
  4. Use authorised businesses to collect, recycle or dispose of your hazardous waste – check that waste carriers are registered and waste sites have environmental permits.
  5. Fill in the parts of the consignment note that apply to you – keep one copy and give 2 copies to the carrier collecting your waste.
  6. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for 3 years.
You must keep records at either:
  • the registered premises that produced or stored the waste
  • your head office if the premises is exempt from registration

Records you must keep

You must keep your copies of:
  • consignment notes
  • consignee returns – you’ll get these from businesses that receive your waste (consignees)
  • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
If these documents aren’t accurate or complete, you must keep a record of any missing information.

Extra requirements

You must meet extra requirements in these situations.

Your waste is rejected


You must follow the guidance on rejected loads if your hazardous waste is rejected by the destination site you sent it to.

You transport your own waste

You must meet the requirements for carriers if you transport any hazardous waste from your own or another business.

You receive, treat or dispose of waste

You must meet the requirements for consignees if you:
  • receive hazardous waste – this includes deliveries of waste from your own business
  • treat or dispose of hazardous waste on your business premises – this includes your own waste

Hazardous waste carriers
 

You must follow these steps if your business collects and transports hazardous waste in England, eg you’re a waste carrier or you move your own waste.

  1. Register as a waste carrier.
  2. Check parts A and B of the consignment note and the waste before you accept it – make sure the waste is classified correctly and you’re collecting it from business premises that are registered or exempt.
  3. Separate waste correctly when you load it for transportation.
  4. Fill in the part of the consignment note that applies to you.
  5. Leave one copy of the consignment note with the waste producer or holder and keep 2 copies – these must stay with the waste until it reaches its destination.
  6. Take the waste to the destination on the consignment note – it must be an authorised waste site.
  7. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for one year.
You must keep records at your head office.

Records you must keep

You must keep copies of:
  • consignment notes
  • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
If these documents aren’t accurate or complete, you must keep a record of any missing information.

You’re a waste dealer or broker

Ask the waste producer or holder for copies of their records. You must keep these for 3 years. Check what other registration requirements and responsibilities you may need to meet.

Your waste delivery is rejected

You must follow the guidance on rejected loads if a consignee rejects the hazardous waste you’re transporting.

Hazardous waste consignees
 

  • You must follow these steps if you receive, treat or dispose of hazardous waste at premises in England.

    1. Get an environmental permit or register an exemption for your premises.

    2. Check the consignment note and waste before you accept it – make sure it comes from registered or exempt premises and it’s classified correctly.

    3. Reject the waste if the consignment note is missing, incorrect or incomplete.

    4. Fill in part E of the consignment note for any hazardous waste you accept or reject – keep one copy and hand one copy back to the carrier.

    5. Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency, and the waste producer or holder, to report on any hazardous waste you accept or reject.

    6. Keep records (known as a ‘register’).

    You must keep records at the site where the hazardous waste was stored, treated or disposed.

    Records you must keep

    You must keep:

    • consignment notes
    • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
    • a site inventory that records where waste was stored, treated or disposed of at your waste site – keep this in a secure, marked area that’s accessible in emergencies

    Site inventories for tipped waste

    ‘Tipped waste’ (permanent waste storage, eg landfill) includes:

    Type of storage Disposal code (from the Waste Framework Directive)
    Deposit into or onto land, eg landfill D1
    Land treatment D2
    Deep injection D3
    Surface impoundment D4
    Specially engineered landfill D5
    Release into a water body except seas or oceans D6
    Permanent storage D12

    Your site inventory must be a site plan that shows where hazardous waste is stored at your waste site together with its:

    • consignment note code – get this from the consignee return if there’s no consignment note
    • waste description including the waste classification code, its chemical components and hazardous properties

    Use either a grid or contour lines to divide up your site plan.

    Site inventories for all other waste operations

    These requirements are for all other waste operations (eg not tipped waste), including:

    • disposal by other methods
    • treatment
    • recovery
    • incineration

    Your site inventory can be a site plan or table showing the location of waste at your site together with:

    • its consignment note code – get this from the consignee return if there’s no consignment note
    • information cross-referencing each incoming or outgoing waste (waste transfer activities only)

    You must also keep records for each delivery of hazardous waste you accept at your site – include:

    • its weight in kilograms
    • its waste description including the waste classification code, its chemical components and hazardous properties
    • the name, address and postcode of the waste holder or producer it came from
    • the disposal or recovery method you applied to the waste

    How long you must keep records

    The type of waste site you have determines how long you keep records.

    Your waste site Type of record How long you must keep it
    Landfill (disposal codes D1 to D6 and D12) All records As long as you have a permit
    Other waste site with a permit Consignment notes 5 years
    Other waste site with a permit Site inventory and all other records As long as you have a permit
    Waste sites with an exemption All records 3 years

    You must send your records to the Environment Agency if you give up or lose your permit.

When consignees must reject waste
 

Rejecting hazardous waste: overview
This guidance explains the:

procedure for rejecting hazardous waste
the rules that apply to the consignee, carrier, producer and holder
Consignee role and responsibilities
Hazardous waste acceptance checks and when you must reject the waste
You must check both the waste and the consignment note before you accept the waste.

You must always reject hazardous waste that arrives at your site:
without a consignment note
with a consignment note that is incomplete or incorrect
You may commit an offence if you don’t.
See step 4 in the consignment guidance on when you must reject waste.

You may also reject waste if your site operations are affected by site closure, maintenance, breakdown or bad weather.

You must decide whether to accept or reject the waste before you sign part E of the consignment note. Once you have signed part E you can’t change your decision, ie if you sign as accepting you can’t later reject a waste - you became the holder of the waste at the point of signing.

When you have an incomplete or incorrect consignment note
You must:

complete part E of the consignment note, enter the waste(s) you are rejecting and the reason
keep one copy of the note
give one copy to the carrier
make copies of the note and send one to each of the consignor, producer and holder (they may be the same) immediately

Hazardous waste arrives without a consignment note
You may commit an offence if you (or another party) create a consignment note when the waste arrives at your site. This is a false and invalid note.
You must provide in writing:

the reason you rejected the waste
the description or classification of the waste, if known
the names of the producer, holder, consignor and carrier
a consignment note code you assign in the format REJECT/XXXXX where ‘XXXXX’ is any 5 letters or numbers you use to give the load a unique code
You must then:

keep a copy of the explanation in your records
give one copy to the carrier
send a copy to each of the producer, holder and consignor (they may be the same) as soon as you can
use this information for your returns to the Environment Agency and to the waste producer or holder

What happens to the rejected waste?
The carrier must tell the Environment Agency and contact the producer or holder for further instructions.

The producer or holder has 3 options. It can:

move the rejected waste to a new consignee
move the rejected waste back to their own premises
ask you to accept the waste you have rejected
All of these require a new consignment note.

If the producer or holder picks options 1 or 2 you need not be involved. It must arrange removal of the waste:

immediately, if you’re not authorised or willing to store the waste temporarily
within 5 working days in all other circumstances

Accepting rejected waste
 

Accepting the rejected waste
You can only accept a hazardous waste with a missing, incomplete or inaccurate consignment note if:

you have first rejected it and explained your reasons for doing so
the producer or holder asks you to accept the rejected waste
your permit or exemption authorises you to do so
You are not obliged to accept it.

If you want to accept it the producer or holder must first:

produce a new consignment note that is complete and correct
address the reasons why the waste was rejected

Complete consignee returns for rejected wastes
You must report any waste you reject on your consignee return.

You will not be charged for this.

If you subsequently accept the rejected waste, this will be entered as a separate consignment on the consignee return.

Carrier responsibilities for rejected waste
 

You may commit an offence if you
1. collect hazardous waste from a producer or holder with a missing, incomplete or incorrect consignment note
2. leave the rejected waste at the consignee’s site
The consignee must tell you why they rejected the waste, and enter the reason in part E of the consignment note. They must give you a copy. You must keep this as a record.

You must immediately telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) and give them the:

1. consignment note code (or advise if there was no note)
2. consignee’s name and address
3. date and time of consignment rejection
4. consignee’s reasons for rejecting the waste
5. producer or consignor details
6. your details
You must then contact the producer or holder entered in part A2 of the consignment note for further instruction.

Tell them the consignee rejected the waste and why.

You must take all reasonable steps to carry out their wishes.

The producer or holder has 3 options. It can:

move the waste to another consignee
move the waste back to the producer or holder - themselves
ask the rejecting consignee to accept it
These require a new consignment note.

You must not return the waste to the producer or holder if you have mixed the waste collected from 2 or more producers, eg in a tanker.

Producer or holder responsibilities for rejected waste
 

If a consignee rejects your waste, the carrier must contact you at once and explain why.

It is your responsibility to decide what happens next to the rejected waste. You have 3 options, you can:

move the waste to another consignee
move the waste back to your premises
ask the rejecting consignee to accept it

These require a new consignment note.

Once you decide you must do both of the following:

tell the carrier what to do with the waste
telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) to tell them what you have decided to do
The waste must then be moved:

immediately, if the rejecting consignee is not authorised to store the waste or declines to do so
within 5 working days, in all other circumstances

Moving the hazardous waste to another consignee
You can arrange for the rejected waste to move to a new consignee who has a permit or exemption that allows them to accept the waste.

You must tell the new consignee why the first consignee rejected the waste.

Moving the hazardous waste back to your premises

You can arrange for the waste to be returned to the premises it was collected from - the place entered in part A2 of the rejected consignment note.

When you receive hazardous waste you become a consignee and must:

hold a permit or exemption that allows you to store this waste at your premises
provide a consignee return to the Environment Agency, reporting receipt of the waste
This choice is not possible if your carrier mixed your waste with other waste during collection, eg in a tanker.

Ask the consignee to accept your hazardous waste

The consignee who rejected the waste must give their reasons for doing so.

If you want them to accept the rejected waste you must contact them and fully address these reasons.

They are not obliged to accept the rejected waste, but may do so if their permit or exemption allows them to.

New consignment notes for rejected hazardous waste

Each of the 3 producer options requires a new consignment note.

You can ask the carrier to complete a new note for you, eg if the consignee’s site isn’t near your premises.

The carrier can complete parts A, B and D including signing as the consignor. But you are responsible for all the information entered being correct.

Copies of the new consignment note must be provided to the:

original consignor, producer or holder - you
carrier
new consignee

When completing the new note, the consignment note code must have an ‘R’ added at the end of:

the original consignment note code for the rejected consignment - in the format XXXXXX/YYYYYR
the code assigned by the rejecting consignee if there was no note - in the format REJECT/YYYYYR
The information entered in part A2 should be the detail of the original producer or holder’s premises from which the rejected consignment originated - not the details of the site that rejected the waste.

Consignment notes
 

You must use consignment notes to move hazardous waste.

A consignment note must stay with hazardous waste until it reaches its final destination.

Fill in a consignment note

  1. Download a consignment note form.
  2. Fill in the parts that apply to you.
  3. Use a continuation sheet if you need more space.
The part that applies to you depends on your role in the waste process.

Your role Part you must complete
Producer A and B
Holder (stores waste) A and B
Carrier (collects and transports waste) C
Consignor (hands the waste to the carrier) D
Consignee (receives waste for recycling or disposal) E

You’re the waste producer or holder

You’ll need to know both the: Get consignment notes another way

You can also:
  • use a note from your waste contractor or write your own – it must include the information on theform
  • buy consignment notices from the Environment Agency – these have 3 colour-coded copies

Consignee returns
 

Consignee returns are reports on any hazardous waste received, treated or disposed of by a business (the ‘consignee’).

You’re a waste producer or holder

You should get consignee returns every quarter from the consignee dealing with your hazardous waste.

Ask for consignee returns in writing if you don’t get them – you need them to keep records.

You should contact the Environment Agency and stop using a waste business if they don’t provide consignee returns.

You’re a consignee

You must send consignee returns every quarter to the:

  • Environment Agency
  • the waste producer or holder
You must send separate consignee returns to the Environment Agency and the waste producer or holder, eg you can’t send copies of the same document to both.

Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency
  1. Fill in the consignee returns spreadsheet.
  2. Send the spreadsheet to the Environment Agency – either email it to hazwastereturn@environment-agency.gov.uk or upload it online.
Deadlines

Reporting period
Deadline
January to March 30 April
April to June 31 July
July to September 31 October
October to December 31 January

Fees

Fees are per consignment of waste and depend on whether the consignment formed part of a multiple collection (eg came from multiple locations) or not. The fees are:
  • single consignment - £10 (electronic returns) or £19 (paper returns)
  • multiple collection - £5 (electronic returns) or £10 (paper returns)

Non-hazardous waste
 

You must have a waste transfer note (or other written information) for each load of non-hazardous business and commercial waste you move off your business premises in England.

Waste transfer notes help show that you’re dealing with your waste properly.

Your business and the business taking your waste both need to:

  1. Fill in the sections of the waste transfer note that apply to you.
  2. Sign it.
  3. Keep a copy for 2 years.
  4. Show it to an enforcement officer from your local council or the Environment Agency if asked.
You must include enough information to help the business taking your waste to handle and dispose of it safely.

You can register your business with the national electronic duty of care (EDOC) programme to do these things online:  

fill in a waste transfer note for a single load of waste

create a season ticket for a series of loads

Waste transfer notes
 

You can register online to fill in, sign and store your waste transfer notes or other written information.
You can add the business taking your waste to your online waste transfer note. If they’re registered, they can fill it in and sign it.

If the business taking your waste isn’t registered you can either:

  • invite them to join once you’re registered – select ‘registration invitations’ in the ‘business’ menu
  • download a waste transfer note to fill out and sign on paper
What you’ll need
You need to know both these things to fill in your waste transfer note:
  • your Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code (2007) – this describes the main activity of the business that produced the waste
  • the waste classification code, also referred to as LoW (List of Waste) or EWC (European Waste Catalogue) code – this describes your waste
Find your SIC code

If you don’t know your SIC code, you can find it when you fill in your waste transfer note online.

Type your business activity (eg construction) next to ‘SIC code’, then select your code from the suggestions (eg 4120 – Construction of buildings). You can also select a code from the drop-down list.

You can also find your code in the list of SIC codes.

Season tickets
 

A season ticket is a single waste transfer note that covers a series of waste transfers.
You can only use a season ticket if every load of waste in the series has the same details for all of the following:

  • description, eg it’s the same type of waste or the same mixture of types
  • collection point, eg it leaves from the same place
  • collector (‘transferee’), eg it’s taken by the same business
Create a season ticket

You need to agree to create a season ticket with the business taking away your waste – you can do this online.
  1. Register online to create a season ticket and fill in details for the whole series of waste transfers – your season ticket can last for up to 1 year.
  2. Ask the business taking your waste to agree to the season ticket using their online account.
You don’t need to fill in waste transfer notes for individual loads in the series, but you can fill in the details on your online season ticket if you want a more accurate record.
You can also fill in a waste transfer note on paper and use it as a season ticket. You need to fill in the details for the whole series of transfers.

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Leach appointed as approved fabric graphics supplier to beMatrix

Monday 02 October 2017

beMatrix – one of Europe’s most renowned modular exhibition stand specialists – has appointed Yorkshire-based Leach as its preferred fabric graphics production partner for the UK. The Belgian owned events giant launched the industry’s first customisable, reusable and tool-less frame system back in 1993. And almost 25 years later, the product has gone on to be sold via an international network spanning Europe, the USA and Asia. But as the team prepared for further penetration of the UK market, they sought a reputable fabric graphics partner that could help bring their stands to life. The search stopped at Huddersfield-based Leach. Commenting on the reasons behind the partnership, beMatrix’s UK Managing Director Antony Burton said: “The build of exhibition stands is often fraught with stress, risk and cost, even for experienced contractors. This was the rationale for us creating our modular stand system. It is quick and easy to erect, not to mention adaptable and reusable. This longevity maximises stand builders’ return on investment, particularly when compared to the typical wooden stand structures that are usually disposed of after every event. “But fabric graphics are still needed for every show, and, recognising that this is an incredibly specialist area of print production, we have always sought expert partners in this field. As we prepared for growth in the UK, Leach was clearly the perfect fit.” The new collaboration means that stand builders can procure fabric graphics as high in quality as the frame system itself. Expanding on the partnership, Richard Leach – managing director of the 4th generation family business – said: “It is unfortunately widely acknowledged within the events industry that 50% of fabric graphic installations fail first time. Disappointing colour reproduction, damaged ink, poorly-sized fabrics and incorrect material choice are just some of the perceived risks. But it’s not the fabric graphics themselves that are to blame – these failings arise when they haven’t been produced properly. “When executed professionally, on the other hand, such graphics provide a modern, seamless and crease-free solution, with unparalleled photographic quality and illumination capabilities. They’re also simple and cost-effective to transport, which adds to the ‘business case’. “By working closely with beMatrix we can therefore ensure clients experience maximum ROI – rather than headaches – from the fabric graphic stands that their customers demand.” Already a well-known name within the retail, exhibition and brand environments, Leach is targeting a 25% increase in fabric graphic production over the next 12 months.
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Vibrant growth outlook prompts relocation for Plasticolour

Monday 02 October 2017

Plastics specialist Plasticolour Ltd has announced its relocation to Ashfield Close on the Whitehall Road Industrial/Trade Counter Estate in Leeds, after signing a 5-year tenancy contract with commercial and industrial landlord Towngate PLC. The company – which supplies polymers and colours to the injection and extrusion moulding industry, and specialises in the production of small-batch bespoke orders – celebrated a successful first year of trading in March this year. And now, formerly based in Armley, the team has moved into the 2,397 sq ft unit at Ashfield Close as it prepares for further growth. Commenting on the new base, Plasticolour’s managing director Ian Morgan said: “We had a brilliant first year in business, and once we realised that we were on track to at least double in size over our second, it became clear that additional space was needed to expand our operations. As well as increased warehouse square footage and larger offices, we also required better accessibility for larger vehicles to fulfil our delivery and collection needs. “Ashfield Close was actually the first place we looked at, and even though we scoped out other similarly sized premises in the Leeds area, nothing could beat it for suitability or affordability. Plus, it was obvious that Towngate shared our values of providing excellent customer service and building great relationships, so the choice was easy.” Relocating alongside its sister company Academium – a digital marketing agency – the plastics firm will now benefit from a vast warehouse with 4m high ceilings, steel loading door, additional office accommodation, new toilet facilities, kitchenette and trade counter. Situated on the well-established Whitehall Road Industrial Estate, the premises also have the advantage of security fencing and lockable gates. Towngate’s property manager Tom Lamb commented on why this is such an exciting let for the client: “Thanks to its combined warehouse and trade counter offerings, proximity to Leeds city centre and accessibility to the M621, Ashfield Close is a favourite amongst industrial firms. We are delighted to welcome Plasticolour as the site’s newest tenant and now that Unit 7 has been leased, the whole estate is fully occupied.” Plasticolour’s tenancy announcement comes at a busy time for Towngate, as the property specialist has recently relaunched Units 4A and B of Olympia Trading Estate. Following an extensive refurbishment – including comprehensive recladding works and a refreshed interior – the 10,786 sq ft space on Gelderd Lane is now available to let. Elsewhere, the company has newly welcomed turbo repair and reconditioning expert Turbo Clinic UK to Unit C3 at Copley Hill Trading Estate, and is preparing for the much-anticipated unveiling of the revitalised Copperworks site in Stourton, due to take place in November.
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El-fresco dining just got a whole lot more exciting

Monday 25 September 2017

DELIVITA has taken outdoor cooking to the next level with the launch of their new Italian-inspired wood-fired oven. Joe Formisano and Olivia Robinson created the DELIVITA oven to inspire a passion for wood-fired outdoor cooking and to bring families and friends together to share good food. Having Italian heritage they knew exactly what was needed. Launched earlier this year this flagship product, a stlyish hand made table-top wood fired oven is manufactured in Yorkshire, and was initially designed to cook the perfect pizza. However, it’s proved itself a great all rounder and cooks chicken, meat, fish, breads and vegetables perfectly too. Unlike many ovens available on the market today the DELIVITA wood-fired oven is portable, weighing in at just 30kg and measuring 35cm (H), 59cm (W), 59cm (D). Due to the size of oven, it is compact enough to sit within any setting including urban balconies and gardens. The oven itself has also been designed with style in mind. Available in a range of on trend colours including Hale Grey, Vintage Blue, Very Black and Olive Green the oven has clean and simple lines, offering a contemporary addition to any setting. “We wanted a design that would adapt to our own lifestyle: fast, portable, stylish and social. We also wanted it to be hand made in Yorkshire and - most importantly - simple and pleasurable to use.” explained Olivia who has a background in creative design and product design with Liberty of London and Mamas & Papas. “To compliment the DELIVITA wood-fired oven, we have also developed a range of accessories. Again these are hand made in Yorkshire (both the wooden handles and steel additions) and include a portable stand for the oven pizza peel, pizza cutter, dough cutter, wood prodder, oven brush and a newly developed mini axe which was launched at GLEE 2017.” explained Joe, whose experience is in sales at well known brands including Mamas & Papas and Shark Ninja. DELIVITA have recently secured funding from AD-VENTURE, have been nominated for the White Rose Awards 2017 - Yorkshire Producers and Makers, were a winner of the Huddersfield Town Shooting Stars Award and were a runner up for new product at this year's GLEE, NEC Birmingham. All in all not a bad first year .
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Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd signed the Contract for Services with NSF

Friday 01 September 2017

On 10 August 2017, Huddersfield based Risk Management Consultancy Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd signed the Contract for Services between NSF Safety & Quality UK Ltd. As the Service Provider and independent contractor for NSF, we represented to NSF that we have the necessary experience, skills and abilities to provide a range of professional service to the company and its clients such as Health and Safety, Environment, Food Safety and certified management systems. About NSF Founded in 1944, NSF International is an independent, accredited organization who develops standards, and test and certify products and systems; provides auditing, education and risk management solutions for public health and the environment. Find more about NSF at: http://www.nsf.org/about-nsf/locations/europe/united-kingdom-ireland Find more about Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd and how we can help with your business at: http://horizonriskconsultancy.com
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Access North elevates technical team with new appointment

Monday 14 August 2017

Rope access specialist Access North Structures has appointed Richard Knight as its new Technical Project Manager, to oversee its growing portfolio of assignments across the UK. Joining the Huddersfield-based team of height professionals with 13 years’ industry experience, Richard brings a wealth of technical and work at height expertise to the newly created role. Having been self-employed as an industrial rope access subcontractor for more than ten years, he will be undertaking more management and client-facing responsibilities in his new position. Qualified at the highest grade for the industry with IRATA Level 3 certification, Richard’s duties will include building client relationships and providing job quotations, alongside project and team management. Prior to scaling tall buildings and leading teams of technicians over the past decade, Richard initially qualified as a mechanic. Transitioning into work at height when he was employed as a tree surgeon in 2004, he moved into industrial rope access and building maintenance two years later. His previous subcontractor role didn’t just see him overseeing health and safety at sites all over the world – he was also tasked with training other technicians in onsite tower crane rescue and telecomms access. With an expanding portfolio of rope access projects across many different sectors, Access North Structures required someone with adaptability and considerable technical experience to take on this challenging management position. And according to Managing Director Berenice Northcott, this is just what Richard brings to the role. She comments: “With such a varied client base, we needed someone to join the team who is versatile, personable and skilled, and not put off by the travelling that this position entails. Richard has worked on a huge array of projects worldwide – from maintaining indoor rollercoasters in Dubai, to steel erecting on the Shard in London – so his technical know-how, vast on-site experience and charisma makes him an excellent fit. “As we set our sights on expanding into more challenging areas, Richard’s past expertise in working on demanding projects – such as oil rigs and petrochemical plants – will be invaluable for our wider project planning and management.” Elaborating on the responsibilities and objectives of his new role, Richard comments: “With my background in rope access and site safety, taking on this more office-based technical management role is a whole new challenge for me. I’m looking forward to learning from the other side of the fence, and helping to progress the business further. “The creativity and forward-thinking nature of Access North is what attracted me to the position, as they’re not afraid to do things differently. I’m excited to be able to play a part in bringing the company even more success, by putting my own expertise into practice.” Access North Structures is based in Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield and provides specialist rope access, ETFE, tensile fabrics and fall protection services to sites across the UK.
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Power specialist Smith Brothers sets its sights on solar

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Elland-based high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers has added the energisation of two prominent solar farms to its fast-growing success story. Having been assigned the design and build contract for Wreay Farm in Carlisle by renewables developer Anesco, the team of electrical engineering experts was also enlisted as the independent connections provider by solar giant Ethical Power for Netley Farm, near Southampton. With work on the Wreay Farm energisation beginning in December last year, the engineers were tasked with laying cabling to connect the site to the DNO, as well as building two 33kV substations – one brick structure for Electricity North West Ltd, and one Glass Reinforced Plastic customer enclosure. But what started as a straightforward connection project soon became more complex, as the team had to contend with landowner requests which led to new cabling routes. The original 1.8km dig for six cables to be laid grew to 2.6km, incurring a number of road closures, council negotiations and licensing difficulties. Yet despite these external challenges, the engineers still completed the work on time. “Accommodating landowner requests resulted in the overall project growing by 25%,” comments Dan Wagner, Smith Brothers’ senior project manager for the Wreay Farm assignment. “But even though the job didn’t quite go to plan, the team’s dedication and perseverance meant we still managed to hit the overall programme energisation deadline.” By far the smoother project for the high voltage specialists, the Netley Farm energisation for Ethical Power similarly involved the build of a 33kV distribution network operator substation – this time to be adopted by SSE. As well as the substation building and fit-out at the former landfill site, the engineers were assigned to install a 3-panel Siemens NX Plus switchboard and battery unit, and lay the required 200m of cabling. “Seeing through projects from start to finish, like these ones at the Netley and Wreay farms, is what we specialise in,” says Smith Brothers’ project manager Ryan Smith. “By providing the design, build and commission work in one turnkey package, we completed the job far more efficiently and effectively than if a different team had been brought in at each specific stage.” Now that both sites are fully operational, the solar farms are expected to generate 5 megawatts of power each. Ryan continues: “It’s great to see that solar and other renewables are becoming a real mainstay in our portfolio, at the same time as our operations within other areas such as STOR and battery services are also expanding. This strengthening of our presence across sectors just goes to show the versatility and expertise of our team.” The electrical engineering firm works on an array of high voltage electrical assignments up to 132kV for the commercial, industrial and renewables sectors nationwide, and was recently announced as the design and build partner for the prestigious Hallburn Wind Farm.
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Interpretative signage project complete on 26 hectare heritage estate

Friday 07 July 2017

Huddersfield-based Leach Inspire has completed a 3 month project to overhaul the experiential signage around Culzean Castle in Scotland. Brand design specialists StudioLR partnered with the heritage display experts, to deliver the 147-sign installation on time and to budget. Drawing on their collaborative experiences from ‘The Plock’ project in Kyle of Lochalsh, the duo worked to tight schedules for this unique brief. But this was not before an extensive research phase which saw the team walk 17km around the coastal site of Culzean Castle to meticulously plan the job. Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the Castle – former home to the Marquess of Ailsa – is situated on a prestigious and opulent estate. It was therefore crucial that the signage would enhance the visitor experience from the minute of arrival. But the interpretative element of the graphical displays hasn’t been the only consideration. The beach location – whilst picturesque – means the external signs will be subject to extreme weather conditions during their lifespan. The research therefore presented a number of key manufacturing considerations when it came to the production of the signs themselves. Heavy duty materials were carefully chosen, for instance, 40 of Leach’s renowned Vault signage systems were crafted from hard-wearing external-grade oak that was left outside for three weeks prior to any carpentry, to prevent warping. 200 x 100mm planks were then cut down from 4m long timber and bolted together to complete the oak signage. All joinery, down to the final lacquering, was carried out by Leach’s own team for maximum quality control. Three 6m tall flagpoles were also manufactured and installed, plus 49 powder-coated, marine-grade stainless steel directional signs with two-colour print faces. 55 waymarkers with etched and infilled discs, constructed from 90mm diameter stainless steel, completed the signage suite. Elaborating on the assignment, Leach Inspire’s project manager Andy Cope said: “A signage project elsewhere in Scotland at The Plock was evidence of the quality of work that StudioLR and Leach could produce. But that was a 27-sign project, not 147 like Culzean Castle! “We transported a staggering 8 tonnes of signage to this coastal beauty spot – there aren’t many projects of this size. But careful coordination of the job from start to finish meant that the actual installation was completed in only three weeks – two days ahead of schedule!” Much of the project’s success was down to collaboration, communication and value engineering, believes Andy. “We worked closely together from start to finish, ensuring we left no stone unturned. We all genuinely enthused about the job too – I think we’d finalised the production schedule and product specs before the end of our first train journey home from Culzean! “But, as is the case with every single job we tackle, we remained committed to innovation. We used new print technology, for instance, which meant we could manufacture signs that are even more durable than normal. They’re virtually vandal proof and can last 10 years with ease. This won’t just prolong the quality of the visitor experience – it will protect National Trust for Scotland’s investment too.” Andy Gray, managing director of StudioLR concluded: “The end result looks fantastic, and the professionalism, attention to detail and quality product has already been complemented on.” Culzean Castle, Robert Adam's 18th-century masterpiece - a real 'castle in the air' - is perched on a cliff high above the crashing waves of the Firth of Clyde. The castle has a spectacular Oval Staircase, impressive Armoury and the Circular Saloon, with its panoramic views over the Clyde. Outside, visitors can explore a deer park, swan pond, miles of woodland walks and extensive coastline.
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New Partnership for Momentum

Wednesday 05 July 2017

As a business we specialise in working with businesses to help them improve sales performance. We put the science behind selling by providing predictive tools which are based on extensive research. We have been a UK partner of Objective Management Group for nearly 2 years and during this time we have been able to bring their knowledge and expertise to a range of businesses in the UK that are looking to improve their sales performance. We are delighted to annouce a new partnership with a company called Sales Star, who are based in New Zealand. We will be using Sales Star's proven sales training and methodolgy to help businesses and sales teams to further improve their sales performance. For further information about Sales Star, then go to www.salesstar.com As a result of this partnership, we are delighted to offer a complimentary 2 hour sales audit to any business within Kirklees which has sales people. For further information please contact me at pete@momentumss.com
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Towngate secures a quartet of industrial lets in Leeds

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Industrial and commercial property specialist Towngate PLC has secured four new leases across three of its Leeds trading estates. With the city’s accessibility making it a popular choice, Towngate has recently seen an upturn in tenancy interest in the region. Starting their occupancies at the company’s Copley Hill Trading Estate are Packaging Services Europe and Nicholls and Clarke. The spacious, newly refurbished Unit A has been occupied by reusable transit pallet and crate provider Packaging Services Europe. They have taken the 26,115 sq ft warehouse and industrial unit on a 5-year lease. Also joining the packaging experts at Copley Hill as the new occupants of neighbouring Unit E5, is the Nicholls & Clarke Group. The building product manufacturer and distributor has taken on the tenancy of the 4,985 sq ft space for 10 years. Elsewhere, distribution and courier service provider Farsley Transport is commencing its 3-year occupation of Unit 4C at the Olympia Trading Estate, located just off Gelderd Road. Adjacent to this 8,055 sq ft warehouse space, Units 4A and B are currently in the final stages of refurbishment and will be available to let individually or as a single 10,814 sq ft unit. Also setting its sights on the city, with a view to growing its northern operations, is electrical specialist TLA Distribution. The firm has taken on Unit C Turnkey Park – a 3,035 sq ft space comprising a warehouse and trade counter. With a loading yard and parking, the estate is ideally located on Royds Lane – just off Gelderd Road and the A58 – and has easy access to the motorway network. Commenting on the flurry of lettings, Towngate’s property manager Tom Lamb said: “These recent signings are another indicator that businesses can see the potential that the North – and particularly Leeds in this instance – has to offer. “The prime positioning of Towngate’s sites – combined with generous loading and parking areas, modernised facilities and optimum security – means we can supply highly functional spaces that fulfil demand.” Towngate PLC is a property specialist and landlord based in Brighouse, and was advised on these latest four deals by Paul Mack, Jonathan Jacob and Dan Walker of Gent Visick, and Jake Pygall of GVA.
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Leach Studio help conquer new Vikings exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Huddersfield-based exhibition designers Leach Studio has helped to bring the legendary Viking story to life at the Yorkshire Museum. A touring exhibition – which features some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever made in Britain– is now on display at this prestigious museum, thanks to a major partnership with the British Museum and York Museums Trust. Star objects from both world-renowned collections, plus ground-breaking new archaeological research have come together in this new interpretative revelation. Leach’s brief was to help change the way that people perceive the notorious Vikings – an iconic group of seafarers commonly thought of as pillaging thieves. The exhibit therefore shows a more untold side of their tale, illustrating their traits as pioneering explorers and talented craftsmen, with rich religious beliefs and an incredibly discerning fashion sense! After an extensive 6 month project, Leach has created a number of beautiful graphic displays with high-resolution photographs that allow visitors to study the precious discoveries in more detail. Fun interactive features have also been incorporated to contextualise the artefacts shown throughout – there is even the opportunity to experience what it might have been like to row a Viking long boat, with a seascape backdrop plus audio of crashing waves and loud Viking voices. Commenting on the new exhibit, Natalie Buy, Curator of Archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum, said: “We wanted to provide a fresh perspective on how the Vikings shaped every aspect of British life, and, for many people, this will mean we’re challenging perceptions of what it meant to be a Viking. “But this is exactly what these exhibits are designed to do – immerse, enlighten and inspire. We’ve already received some fantastic feedback which is a true testament to the work of Leach in helping us to bring this story to life.” The exhibition will be on display at the Yorkshire Museum in York until 5 November 2017. It will then tour to the University of Nottingham Museum, as well as The Atkinson in Southport, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Norwich Castle Museum. For more information go to: www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
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