Audit Inspections

Our consultants are trained in all aspects of auditing and inspections. We have experience in working with both the public and private sectors across a range of different industries. We can offer you a professional service with legislative and international standards expertise.

Our experienced consultants can advise on best practice and will provide practical auditing solutions tailored to your individual requirements. 

Auditing Services

Our auditing services include:

Approved Assessor Inspections (Solvent and Deco Paints)

Ireland has regulations governing installations and activities using organic solvents (including vehicle refinishers and dry cleaners), these are:European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 564 of 2012; & European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 565 of 2012.

These regulations require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have in place a panel of approved assessors. Enviroguide Consulting has been appointed by the EPA to a National Panel of Approved Assessors under the European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 564 of 2012 - commonly referred to as the Deco-Paint Regulations & the European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 565 of 2012 – Commonly referred to as the Solvents Regulations.

Enviroguide Consulting is an approved assessor (AA) for the inspection of operators in the Dry Cleaning and Vehicle Refinishing sectors using organic solvents, for compliance with the Regulations. 

It is your obligation as a Dry Cleaner or Vehicle Refinisher under the relevant Regulations to get an inspection carried out by an approved assessor and to obtain a certificate of compliance from the Local Authority of the area in which you operate.

For more specific information on Dry Cleaner and Vehicle Refinisher inspections please select the page appropriate to your business.

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Approved Assessor Inspections - Dry Cleaners

The European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 565 of 2012 came into effect in January of 2013. Amongst other items, operators of dry-cleaners are required to register with their Local Authorities, meet specific emission limit values by demonstrating compliance through the adoption of a solvent management plan, get an inspection carried out by an approved assessor and obtain a certificate of compliance from their relevant Local Authority.

You should familiarise yourself with the following information which sets out in detail your obligations under the Regulations:

The European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 565 of 2012

EPA Best Practice Guidelines for Dry Cleaning, 2013 

When you request an inspection from us, we will provide you with an application form which you will be required to complete and return to us along with the agreed inspection fee which may be paid by cheque, bank draft, postal order or by electronic funds transfer (bank to bank online transfer).

We will then provide you with your Dry Cleaner Operator’s Manual which will contain information on the following:

  • what you should expect from an AA inspection
  • what the inspector will look at during the inspection 
  • what records should be made available on the day of the inspection
  • types of records and information you should be compiling in advance of the inspection in order to be compliant with the requirements of the Regulations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact Information and references to EPA guidance

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Approved Assessor Inspections - Vehicle Refinishers

The European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 564 of 2012 came into effect in January, 2013. Amongst other items, operators of vehicle refinishing installations are required to carry out activities using organic solvent containing products in a manner which controls and minimises emissions, use only compliant products (products which comply with the content limit for volatile organic compounds), get an inspection carried out by an approved assessor and obtain a certificate of compliance from their relevant Local Authority.

You should familiarise yourself with the following information which sets out in detail your obligations under the Regulations:

European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 564 of 2012 – http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2012/en/si/0564.html

EPA Best Practice Guidelines for Vehicle Refinishers, 2013

When you request an inspection from us, we will provide you with our AA Inspection Application Form which you will be required to complete and return to us along with the agreed inspection fee which may be paid by cheque, bank draft, postal order or by electronic funds transfer (bank to bank online transfer).

We will then provide you with your Vehicle Refinisher Operator’s Manual which will contain information on the following:

  • what you should expect from an AA inspection
  • what the inspector will look at during the inspection 
  • what records should be made available on the day of the inspection
  • types of records and information you should be compiling in advance of the inspection in order to be compliant with the requirements of the Regulations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact Information and references to EPA guidance

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Environmental Compliance Inspections

Enviroguide Consulting has a team of expert consultants trained in environmental compliance inspections. We can offer compliance inspections for all businesses to include any local authority regulated or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated facility.

We currently have a vast range of both private and public sector clients who we carry out client specific environmental compliance inspections for.  

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Enforcement Support Services

Enviroguide Consulting has a team of expert consultants trained in diverse enforcement support services across a range of industries including waste management, composting, pharmaceutical, local authorities and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We can offer enforcement support services, assisting in a clear, quick and concise manner addressing all of your enforcement needs.

Our team have hands on experience working on both sides of the public and private industry and can offer you the best expert advice.

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Environmental and Quality Management Systems Internal Auditing Services

Enviroguide Consulting can offer compliance support and expert advice in all areas of environmental and quality management, including developing and maintaining integrated and management systems for quality and environment.

We can offer the design and development of Integrated Management Systems to International ISO standards 1S014001:2015 (Environment) and Quality (ISO9001:2015).

We understand the difficulties and benefits of implementing management systems and we can guide you through the entire process. We can create the system to tailor to your specific business assisting in design of elements of your management system such as procedures, forms, registers, key performance indicators (KPI’s), objectives and process mapping. We also provide a training solution for your staff on the use and maintenance of your management system.

If you already have a management system in place, we can also offer gap analysis audits to international standards requirements, pre-assessment and internal audits.

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ISO14001:2015 and ISO9001:2015 Gap Analysis Audits

Enviroguide Consulting can offer a gap analysis which will determine the degree of conformance of your organisation’s management systems to the requirements of a specification or standard.

A gap analysis is mainly a document review or a “show me the evidence” activity, evidence which will assist you in identifying any gaps in conformance to standards ISO14001:2015, Environmental and ISO9001:2015, Quality.

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Waste Management Audits

Enviroguide Consulting has a team of senior consultants trained in all aspects of the waste management industry including compliance reporting, monitoring and auditing. Our team of senior consultants have experience managing a range of waste management facilities for both EPA and local authority regulated sites.

We have a unique understanding of all aspects of waste management and carry out waste management audits in all types of business and services for both the public and private sector. We understand the complications in recording and manging waste and can tailor simple solutions to suit your business requirements to increase recycling and recovery rates and save costs.

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Packaging Waste Audits

Packaging Waste Audits are typically carried out to determine if an outlet or business is a ‘Major Producer’ of packaging waste. Companies classified as Major Producers of packaging are those ‘producers’ who annually place more than 10 tonnes of packaging (other than packaging for reuse or export) on the Irish market, and have an annual turnover of more than €1million.

Enviroguide Consulting can assist you in collating data in relation to packaging. We can help you quantify packaging weights used by your company in a business year.

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REPAK Returns Support Services

Enviroguide Consulting are approved trainers for Repak and can you assist you in understanding your obligations in relation to the packaging regulations. We provide training for companies to enable them to collate data and understand how to complete the statistics return form for Repak. We can offer additional support services to assist companies in quantifying packaging data.

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Waste Management Facility Inspections

Enviroguide Consulting has a team of senior consultants who have experience managing a range of waste management facilities for both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local authority regulated sites. It is our thorough knowledge and understanding of the intricate workings of the industry which best place us to assist your operation in achieving its goals and complying with its obligations. We understand the relationship between operator and regulator and can advise on how to operate in compliance with all relevant legislation. 

Our experienced consultants can advise on best practice and will provide waste management facility inspections. We have expert knowledge and experience in composting, anaerobic digestion, wood chipping, landfills, materials recovery facilities to include mixed dry recyclables processing and construction and demolition, baling stations, solid recovered fuel (SRF) / refuse derived fuel processing (RDF), civic amenity management.

Our team can offer you waste management facility inspections with the benefit of first-hand experience of managing all aspects of waste management.

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Odour Nuisance Assessment

Enviroguide Consulting has a team of trained environmental consultants who are qualified to perform Odour Nuisance Assessments in line with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Guidance Note 5 (AG5). We can give you an independent assessment of your facility with regards to odour nuisance and offer best practice solutions for odour management on site.

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