Companies have been working hard to maintain sound operational environmental risk management in facilities that have been idle during the restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As sections of the global economy reopen after what has been a prolonged period of lockdown, a great deal of attention is – naturally – being given to the safety and wellbeing of humans. Companies have been putting in place measures to ensure safe social distancing, for example, to make sure that colleagues are as protected as possible from the threat of Covid-19.
In addition to these considerations, the environmental risks associated with restarting facilities that may have been partially or totally idle must also be top of mind.
This article focuses on how businesses can manage the environmental challenges of idle facilities and the environmental risks associated with restarting facilities following a prolonged period of lockdown.