Car parks

If you have car parking at your site take care to:

  • Prevent causing nuisance to neighbours. Consider noise, fumes and dust and lighting
  • Check where surface water runoff goes. It may be polluted with oil and other fluids from vehicles. Consider using SuDS and/or an oil separator.


Low emission vehicles and driver training

If you operate vehicles you can take steps to reduce their impact on the environment.

  • Choose vehicles with low emissions. Consider alternatively powered vehicles.
  • Choose transport methods with the lowest impacts – can you use rail transport?
  • Plan deliveries and routes to minimise time and fuel use.
  • Drive efficiently

Zero Waste Scotland has produced a series of free, online training modules for SMEs. The training will help develop the skills and knowledge needed to put in place effective resource efficiency measures in your business. They deal with energy, waste and water efficiency. You can work through them at your own speed, choosing the modules that are relevant to your business.

BES: Green Champions Training

READ THE NETREGS GUIDANCENetRegs: Reducing vehicle emissions

Travel plans

Consider developing a travel plan for staff, visitors or volunteers. This can help encourage sustainable transport options.

READ THE NETREGS GUIDANCENetRegs: Travel plans and green transport

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