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Environment

Intense is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its workforce and the community. To achieve the highest level of health and safety, the Company has a dedicated Officer on site at their Hamilton fabrication facility who is responsible for continually assessing the company's working practices and ensuring that it complies with all applicable laws and regulations.

Education in health and safety is an integral part of Intense's culture and training is used to promote the prevention of illness and injury in the work place. By periodically reviewing the company's health and safety policy and its implementation, Intense strives to provide a safe and productive work place. Intense is also committed to the environment and has recently received an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Permit.

The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (IPPC Regulations), approved by the Scottish Parliament and signed by the Minister on 14 September 2000, took effect on 28 September 2000.  The main aim of IPPC is to achieve a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole by, in particular, preventing or, where that is not practicable, reducing emissions into the air, water and land.

This regulatory system employs an integrated approach to controlling the environmental impacts of certain industrial activities and it involves determining the appropriate controls for industry to protect the environment through a single permit process.

To gain a permit, Intense has systematically developed proposals to apply the 'Best Available Techniques' (BAT) and has met certain other requirements taking into account relevant local factors. To ensure continued compliance, Intense will undergo emissions monitoring, periodic permit reviews, and is also required to restore industrial sites when the permitted activities cease to operate.

A copy of the application is placed in the public register, in the local office of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Local Authority, which the public is free to view.



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