The adverse effects of construction on the coastal and marine environment are well publicised and understood by regulators, the industry and the general public. The impact of poor working practices can be extensive, given the often sensitive nature of the habitats and the importance of this region for human activities and interests. The task of preventing impacts or minimising the risk of potential implications is becoming increasingly the responsibility of front-line staff. This greater accountability at the site level demands higher standards of environmental awareness and education, through trained and experienced personnel who can effectively manage environmental issues with the speed and urgency that they often require. This guide provides practical and accessible information on appreciating, avoiding and mitigating the effects of poor environmental practice on coastal and marine construction projects. It is aimed at: site managers, foremen and site supervisors; site engineers; contract supervisors/resident engineers; and project managers.This user friendly guide is intended to be applicable to all levels of construction experience from the young site engineer to the experienced manager.
It can also be used as a training aid or refrence book, to provide site personnel with the correct information to hand for dealing with key environmental and management issues.