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Groundwork Pennine Lancashire is the biggest environmental charity in Lancashire. Our purpose is to build sustainable communities, working with partners to help improve peopleâ€™s lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play. Groundwork is a social business; there are no shareholders to distribute profits to. Instead we offer social dividends to support the local community in a variety of innovative ways, delivering programmes of work for places, people and business.
Environment for Places Our landscape design and contracts team delivers a wide range of services to improve local environments for businesses, local authorities, registered social landlords and community enterprises. We believe passionately in the importance of quality design that connects with the needs of communities. Environment for Business Our health, safety and environmental consultancy and training services help businesses increase profit and productivity whilst reducing environmental impact. We help businesses adapt to a new greener economy and provide support to navigate legislative minefields. We also work to develop the potential of people by helping to increase skills and provide work experience. Our projects and services tend to be cross-cutting â€“ we join up different agendas and deliver multiple outcomes. Our unique blend of skills and experience ensures that Groundwork leads the way in providing holistic solutions that meet your needs.
Environment for People We work with local communities to improve their quality of life on projects such as youth engagement, sustainable development training, healthy lifestyle schemes, mental health initiatives, fundraising, community consultation and heritage work. We use the environment as a tool to help people make healthier choices and deliver improved social and economic prospects.
Groundwork Pennine Lancashire has a number of services designed to help businesses in the region increase profit and productivity whilst reducing environmental impacts. The work we do helps businesses to: • Reduce the cost of utility bills and waste charges • Avoid fines and increased insurance costs by staying up-to-date and compliant with environmental and health and safety issues • Save money by accessing grants and funding • Improve brand image by developing a Corporate Social Responsibility policy and activities • Increase quality through the implementation of management systems • Improve competitiveness by reducing costs and improving brand image • Reduce their environmental impact by improving their carbon footprint • Increase access to public sector supply chains by greening their own. The environmental and health and safety consultancy services provided by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire give businesses the reassurance and peace of mind that comes from receiving independent advice from a team of specialists, to ensure compliance with vital legislation.
• Increase efficiency of staff and service quality through training
This low cost membership service provides organisations with affordable and professional advice, support, training and legislative updates on all of the health, safety and environmental issues that affect them. The LancsBEA is a key way of networking businesses, allowing them to form new relationships and share best practice. In addition to the cost-saving benefits of receiving discounted training and consultancy, our members also benefit from: • Reduction in costs for training and specialist services through our member discounts • Cost savings from increased access to grants and business support initiatives • Reduction in waste and material costs by using our members only waste exchange – putting you in touch with businesses that can use your waste materials or finding you sources of reusable materials • Free seminars available only to our members • Free confidential advice on health, safety and environmental issues • Free legislation updates in our monthly newsletter • Increased brand awareness through recognition at our annual awards ceremony • Best practice sharing through our networking events and in our monthly newsletter • Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities gained from becoming a partner to a social enterprise to reduce their environmental performance – members can use the Lancs BEA logo to promote their organisation’s commitment to the environment
...creating great opportunities
LANCASHIRE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION
To ensure we provide you with the best value service we can, we offer our customers the opportunity to become a member of the Lancashire Business Environment Association (LancsBEA).
We can advise you on a range of key environmental issues affecting businesses, including environmental management, climate change and resource efficiency. Our advice has enabled businesses to increase their productivity and save money, while being kinder to the environment. We currently help local businesses to save over £1million a year, every year, by being resource efficient. Groundwork Pennine Lancashire provides environmental training to businesses through a variety of courses and qualifications. We believe that when a company encourages staff to develop their skills and abilities, they are investing in a more successful and sustainable future.
Training courses are available in a wide range of areas, including: • • • • • •
Environmental and waste awareness Energy efficiency Sustainable procurement Environmental management systems Water efficiency and effluent management Carbon footprinting
Our environmental monitoring services can help you monitor your environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements. Monitoring services include: • • • •
Compressed air leak detection Environmental noise Thermal imaging Energy consumption monitoring
The Environment Legislation Update Service (ELUS) is designed to save companies time and money as we monitor all new environmental legislation on behalf of our clients to ensure they remain compliant. Subscribers receive monthly updates, and we maintain an on line bespoke legal register to make compliance simple.
Qualifications are awarded through recognised bodies including the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Discounts are available for our Association members.
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ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS SERVICES
Groundwork Pennine Lancashire provides environmental consultancy services to businesses as a bespoke service. We work in partnership with the business to provide practical support to enable companies to reduce their negative impact on the environment while also increasing their profitability and competitiveness. Tailored to a company’s specific needs, this might mean an environmental audit, the implementation of an environmental management system or environmental monitoring and training.
Groundwork Pennine Lancashire’s Health and Safety Consultancy services are also tailored to a company’s specific needs and can include legal compliance issues, auditing, the implementation of a health and safety management system, training and monitoring.
Our courses range from a basic introduction to advanced courses and are awarded through recognised bodies. Discounts are available for Lancashire Business Environment Association members. Training courses are available in a wide range of areas, including: • Management of health and safety • Risk assessments • Manual handling • Health and safety in the workplace • Health and safety management systems • Stress management • Fire risk assessment and fire warden We offer a range of health and safety monitoring services to help companies to manage risks and comply with legal requirements including: • Noise monitoring • Audiometry testing • Hand arm vibration and whole body vibration monitoring • On site vibration testing of plant, vehicles, tools and equipment Our Health and Safety Legislation Update Service (HASLUS) is designed to save companies time and money as we monitor all new health and safety legislation on behalf of our customers to ensure they remain compliant. Subscribers receive monthly updates, and we create a bespoke legal register to make compliance simple.
...helping you to stay compliant
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HEALTH AND SAFETY BUSINESS SERVICES
We provide health and safety training to businesses through a variety of courses and qualifications, equipping them with the skills needed to address the health and safety challenges they face.
Our team can plan, design, build and manage landscapes and external spaces, and provide innovative and well-designed environments that are fit for purpose, attractive and sustainable. We can work with staff and the wider community to design new landscaping, incorporating new security measures or greening neglected and unsightly grounds. We promote the use of recycled and reclaimed materials in our projects and seek to ensure our suppliers meet our environmental standards. Typical work undertaken includes: • General hard & soft landscaping
Corporate Social Responsibility Increasingly, large organisations like the NHS are expecting their suppliers to show evidence of corporate social responsibility. We can help organisations to develop policies and procedures to help them better access public sector supply chains and work more closely with local community stakeholders to benefit employees and business. This could mean organising projects that involve the local community, which also provides excellent team building opportunities, or the provision of resources to support projects including: • • • • • •
Youth engagement Environmental education projects in schools Community parks and gardens Healthy lifestyle schemes Permaculture projects Heritage work
• Play equipment installation and associated landscaping • Footpaths & cycle routes • Walling • Drainage • Signage / artwork • Fencing • Tree & shrub planting and maintenance • Seeding / turf laying / grass cutting • Herbicide application - including knotweed removal • Environmental Warden Services - patrolling and maintaining neighbourhoods, rural areas and business parks
...helping communities & businesses work together
Design, Build & Maintenance At Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, our landscape team deliver a vast array of services, from design to implementation and grounds maintenance, helping to improve local areas and the quality of life enjoyed by those who live and work in them.
I have found the professional support received to be invaluable. The training courses and networking opportunities at the regular seminars has given the staff a broader outlook on resource efficiency and we have seen significant financial benefits, whilst improving our financial credentials.
Steve Pountain, SHE and Quality Manager, Ultraframe UK Ltd.
The LancsBEA have been a source of useful contacts and valuable advice for regulatory compliance in the manufacture of Turtle Wax products. I would not hesitate in recommending the services offered to any other businesses who want to ensure that they are operating legally, using the best available practice.
Khalid M Bostan, Technical, Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, Turtle Wax Limited.
Being a member of the LancsBEA has afforded Simpsons with all the necessary advice relating to environmental issues. More recently it has helped with financial assistance which is especially helpful in the current economic climate and has allowed us to continue pushing forward with our plans.
Phil Simpson, Director, Simpsons of Greenfield.
Lancashire Business Environment Association Bob Watts Building Nova Scotia Wharf 193 Bolton Road Blackburn BB2 3GE T 01254 676747 F 01254 682288
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Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, one of the biggest environmental regeneration charities in Lancashire.