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Greenspace is a consultant supported platform for your EHS Management System. Established in 2004, it supports ISO 14001, ISO 45001 & OHSAS 18001 with our growing range of applications


"The Legal Register and Super User Function has been used by NHS Scotland Health Boards since 2008, it is a valuable tool that provides a central register and individual sites registers allowing NHS Boards to track environmental compliance across their entire estate"

Wendy Rayner
Sustainability Manager, Health Facilities Scotland, National Services Scotland

"Universities are faced with a bewildering array of Environmental Legislation. We place great value in the annual visit from our Waterman consultant who presents all our obligations on our easily accessible Legal Register to show how we comply."

Environmental & Sustainability Manager
Lancaster University

"Waterman provided comprehensive support to secure our PPC Environmental Permit in 2006. Central to our permit conditions is an obligation to manage compliance with Environmental Legislation; Waterman's Legal Register has for 10 years met these obligations and kept our SHE team firmly up to date with evolving regulation"

Martin Sagar
SHE Manager, Cold Drawn Products Ltd

"The Legal Register Super User functions allows me to manage compliance across 10 Doncasters sites while assigning direct control to site managers. Our Waterman consultant’s programme of Gold Compliance audits and Silver Reviews keeps us firmly on the right side of ever changing obligations"

Mick McGann
Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Doncasters Bramah

"As a five year Greenspace client, we've benefitted from a personal service to manage compliance with our EHS legal obligations with links directly to our ISO 14001 Aspect Register. Having everything up to date in one place, has been a weight off my mind putting me firmly in control of HSE risks."

Nigel Southam
HSE Officer, Blanc Aero (UK) Ltd


May 2018

The Waste (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 increases fees to register a waste management exemption and to register as a carrier, broker and/or dealer of waste. 

Waste legislation

May 2018

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 revise duties applicable to activities involving radionuclide radiation sources under the environmental permitting regime. These regulations implement Directive 2013/59/Euratom. 

Environmental Permitting

30 April 2018

The Finance Act 2018 has amended Part III of the Finance Act 1996, which introduced the landfill tax. Illegal disposals are disincentivised by making the tax payable on disposals outside of an authorised landfill site. Persons who knowingly facilitate disposals and persons disposing of the waste will be liable for the tax. 

Waste legislation. 

18 April 2018

The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers and Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 update references within the amended legislation, reflecting Directive 2013/59/Euratom. Protection strategies for radioactive contaminated areas must address the extent of affected areas and the different population groups present. 

Contaminated Land & Radioactive Material legislation

April 2018

The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) and Marine Strategy (Amendment) Regulations 2018 have amended the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007. References were updated to reflect the transfer of marine planning powers for the Welsh inshore and offshore areas to the Welsh Ministers.

Planning legislation.

April 2018

The Landfill Tax (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018 amended the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 by supporting the application of the landfill tax to disposals of waste at sites other than authorised landfill sites. 

Waste legislation.

April 2018

The Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2018 increases the contracts for difference 'operational costs levy' and the capacity market 'settlement costs levy' in the financial years between 2018 and 2020, inclusive. Costs are expected to be passed to consumers, unless exempt. 

Climate Change and Energy legislation

April 2018

The Landfill Tax (Disposals of Material) Order 2018 revises what constitutes a ‘taxable disposal’ at a landfill site. Amongst other changes, persons disposing of waste at sites without a permit or licence and anyone who knowingly facilitates this disposal are liable to pay tax at the ‘prohibited disposal rate’. The order aims to deter non-compliance by making the illegal disposal of waste less profitable. 

Waste legislation

April 2018

The Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Act 2018 amended the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 by extending the temporary rates of the non-domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) for biomass installations accredited before 18 November 2015. The tariffs set are increased to reflect inflation and will apply until 31 March 2019. 

Climate Change and Energy legislation

31 March 2018

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018 have extended existing derogations on certain aviation activities from the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The small aviation emitters verification methodology and non-commercial air transport exclusions for small operators have been extended.

Climate Change and Energy legislation.

22 March 2018

The Capital Allowances (Energy-saving Plant and Machinery) Order 2001 and its amendments was revoked and replaced by the Capital Allowances (Energy-saving Plant and Machinery) Order 2018. The 2018 Order consolidates legislation specifying energy-saving plant and machinery qualifying for 100% first-year capital allowances on expenditure.

Energy and Climate Change legislation.

April 2017

Brand new Compliance Auditor Launched on Greenspace

To complement Waterman's groundbreaking Legal Register, we are delighted to launch our brand new Compliance Auditor on Greenspace. It will mirror your Legal Register as an Audit Report, breaking down each compliance obligation into questions and topics. You (or Waterman) can then record your observations and upload photos or documents as evidence of compliance. Email for details.

June 2016

New ISO14001:2015 compliant Environmental Aspect Register launched.

Are you making the transition to ISO14001:2015? Greenspace provides a simple way for your organisations to demonstrate that it has identified its risk and opportunities and considered them in relation to its environmental aspects. Email for more information.

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