Anthony Keenan attended this 2 day training event last week in Comrie, provided by The Crichton Carbon Centre on behalf of Peatland Action, in association with Scottish National Heritage (future Peatland ACTION events can be found here).
This was aimed at Consultants, Contractors, Agents, Land Managers and Factors looking to undertake peatland restoration projects. It included an overview of Scotland’s peatland resource, peatland condition and extent, an overview of restoration techniques, an introduction to planning a peatland restoration project and a site visit to view and discuss ditch blocking and re-profiling techniques. With attendees from a wide rage of disciplines it generated some very useful discussion and knowledge sharing.
Peatland Action is the project helping to restore damaged peatlands in Scotland. Since 2012, over 19,000 hectares have been put on the road to recovery with funding provided by the Scottish Government.
The HSE have confirmed that this type of project and the work involved does indeed constitute a “construction project” under the CDM Regulations and as such all Clients, Designers & Contractors involved must comply with the Regs as they apply to them.
If you are involved with any projects of this nature in Scotland and looking for knowledgeable CDM consultant services, or just some advice, then please get in touch with Keenan CDM.
With thanks to The Crichton Carbon Centre, Peatland Action and Scottish National Heritage.