Environmental Management and Audit

Environmental Management and Audit

We develop management and enhancement plans to protect, restore and enhance the ecological diversity and functioning of designated sites. These plans may be developed as part of the EIA process or conservation and resource management programmes, including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects. Plans are tailored to meet site specific targets whilst placing the project in the context of the broader national and regional requirements. Our staff have experience developing ecological and enhancement plans for sites in Oman, UAE, Africa and UK.

Venomous animals such as snakes and scorpions can represent a threat to the health and safety of a work force, particularly those working in remote areas. We offer risk assessment of working and living environment and provides advice on how to reduce risk. Training for HSE officers, Medical Staff and other members of the work force includes topics such as safe capture and removal of dangerous species, first aid response to bites and stings as well as envenomation management and the use of anti-venoms. 5OES are also able to develop awareness materials identifying potentially harmful species as well as providing advice on first-aid procedures to all staff.

In addition, we provide wildlife hazard risk assessments to operations, namely related to airport collision risks.

We provide holistic ongoing site audit and inspection services during construction and operation for a wide range of projects, including industrial developments, ports, oil and gas facilities etc.

Case Studies

Nimr Water Treatment Project, Oman

Since 2008, our team has supported Bauer Nimr in the undertaking of environmental monitoring and audit for the Nimr Water Treatment Project, which uses reed bed technology to biologically treat oil contaminated production water that is a by-product of PDO activities in the Nimr oil fields. The Project consists of 250 ha of reed bed and 320 ha of associated evaporation ponds, which convert the water into salts and reed biomass that are reusable products. The site can process 45,000 m3 of contaminated water per day. Following the completion of an EIA by our team, we have developed Construction and operational Environmental Management Plans for the project; and undertaken Quarterly environmental monitoring and site auditing to report compliance of the environmental permit conditions to MECA.

Airport Wildlife Hazard Risk Assessment & Management Plans, Oman

Our team is currently involved with airport wildlife hazard risk assessments and management plans for a number of airports in Oman. Wildlife-aircraft strikes pose a serious risk to the safety of aircraft passengers and crew and also result in significant financial costs each year as a result of aircraft damage, out of service delays (aircraft and runway) and lost aircraft. Through a process of desktop reviews, field surveys and consultations, we seek to identify possible wildlife hazards, analyse the threat they pose and develop plans to reduce the risks. Management plans include site-specific advice on the most appropriate active and passive techniques to minimise threats, including habitat modification, reducing attractants, dispersal tactics (e.g. scare techniques) and exclusion methods (e.g. fencing). All risk assessments and management plans are developed to meet local and international (ICAO) standards.