Swart & Sons aim to minimise any potential adverse impacts on the environment that could result from its activities and ensure that all legal requirements are met. The company evaluates environmental risks as a part of its preparation to undertake a project and staff induction and training incorporate environmental issues.
There are many potential risks in building projects, including:
  • Erosion, which can be limited by restricting the quantity of  water used and controlling any overflows.
  • Soil contamination, controlled by placing suitable covers, for example tarpaulins or plastic sheets, under the work area.
  • The fire danger from sparks from welding and cutting activities will be eliminated by the use of suitable shields and wetting of relevant surfaces.
  • Damage to flora and fauna, which will be minimised through careful use of equipment and the removal of all waste and rubbish from sites.
  • Air and noise pollution, which will be limited through the use of Catalytic Converters on diesel and petrol motors, and the restriction in the use of noisy equipment to between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Hazards arising from chemicals and other dangerous goods, which are managed by proper storage of these items when not in use and overnight.