Regulating pollution from businesses

  1. Regulating pollution from businesses
  2. How it is done
  3. The risk rating system (You are here)
  4. If things go wrong

The risk rating system

After the inspection the Council rates the installation as high, medium or low risk. This is based on two things. First, what the environmental impact would be if something went wrong. Second, how reliably and effectively the permit conditions are being complied with. 

If an installation is rated low risk, the Council charges less for it to be regulated. Also it means that the environment is being more reliably protected (although sometimes installation can't reduce their risk level because of the type of work that is done, however well it is managed).

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