Naturally Compliant Raises Environmental Awareness


Naturally Compliant, an environmental consultancy, has launched some bespoke training course aimed at raising environmental awareness in the construction sector. Its courses are recognised as CPD events by the Institute of Civil Engineers and are being rolled out to the consultant’s client portfolio, which includes both developers and civil engineering firms.

“As regulations grow in number and complexity, there is a pressing need for environmental awareness on construction sites, particularly among engineers,” said Simon Knott, managing director of Naturally Compliant. “There are a lot more engineers than environmental representatives on live sites, so if they are aware of issues and catching things before they become problems, it’s good for everyone involved in the project. An added bonus is that the course is recognized as a CPD event by ICE which can be put towards an engineers’ journey towards chartership.”

As the world has started to take the environmental impact very seriously, it is very important for companies to protect themselves against incidents that could cause reputational and environmental damage.

Naturally Compliant is currently offering two training opportunities: a general environmental awareness course aimed at engineers and a more in-depth syllabus aimed at senior managers, covering a range of topics, such as protected species, the implications and potential impact of the permitting systems and waste management.

“The Environmental Awareness course has been a resounding success with excellent feedback. It is a site-based day course and can be attended by up to 15 people, which was also helpful to address site-specific questions. It has proved to be a sustainable model,” said Simon. “Ultimately our aim is to increase awareness of environmental constraints and how to mitigate them to achieve a successful, environmentally compliant project.”

Naturally Compliant, which increased its revenues by a factor of seven in the last financial year, has five full-time employees and draws on top-level expertise from professionals in fields such as archaeology and ecology.


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