The presence of an ECoW is often a requirement of planning, prior to or during construction. By having a ‘boots on the ground’ specialist, your project will receive professional and considered advice to ensure issues such as protected species, pollution (water and land), surface water management and material management are dealt with swiftly and appropriately.
The role of an Ecological Clerk of Works covers:
- On site pre-construction inspections with regards to habitats and species present
- Working closely with contractors and ground staff to educate and inform
- Provide regular reports and updates for stakeholders (including the public) and the wider project team
- Continuous monitoring of development and construction works and the environment of the site
- Practical and competent guidance and advice on issues that may arise
- Identification, implementation, and maintenance of exclusion zones
- Planning, managing, and undertaking post-construction monitoring
The APEM team oversee the management of risks when related to biodiversity, and their presence on site makes sure that delays to projects are mitigated and therefore additional costs are not incurred.
For a fast response to urgent issues on site, APEM offer a ‘Virtual’ Ecological Clerk of Works service. Our responsive over the phone/video support is available to provide guidance on what monitoring or subsequent surveys may be required on a site. Call us on 07436 262442 or email to see how we can help.