Environmental Policy

Bantry Bespoke Joinery recognises its operations may directly affect the local, natural and human environment.  This includes awareness of the effects of its activities may have, on the air, on water and on land.  We will with the co-operation of all our employees seek to consider the environmental implications of all our activities from purchasing to use.  To achieve these objectives we will:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and follow the necessary codes of practice.
  • Seek advice and be advised of environmental developments.
  • Plan and execute works to minimise the effects of noise, dust, disturbance and inconvenience to those affected by such operations.
  • Report and correct environmental incidents when they occur.
  • Use energy responsibly and efficiently.
  • Promote an environmental culture through employee consultation and training.
  • Monitor and continually seek improved environmental performance.

General guidelines – Noise:

  • Engineering controls: – purchasing equipment that has low vibration and noise characteristics.
  • Orientation and location of equipment and task planning: – Move the noise source away from the work area or residential area or turn the machine around.
  • Use of screens in reducing the direct noise transmission if appropriate.

General guidelines – Office waste:

  • Double sided photocopying is to be actively encouraged.
  • Where possible, waste paperwork is to be recycled for memos etc.
  • Heaters, lights and personal computers are to be turned off when not in use and last thing at night.

General guidelines

  • Ensure the minimum amount of damage to landscape in areas around the boundaries.
  • Maintain all areas in a ‘broom clean’ condition on a daily basis.
  • Switch off machinery when not in use and maintain equipment to reduce emissions.
  • Ensure chemical containers and other empty containers are disposed of in a controlled manner.
  • Prevent objectionable material being discharged into drains or waterways and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all effluent discharged shall not be harmful to or cause obstruction or deposits in the drains or waterways.
  • Keep all work and equipment in as clean a condition as possible.
  • Provide guidance and information on proactive recycling.


Tony O’Shea


November 2009