Independent Reservoir Review

The Environment Agency has published new guidance for inspecting engineers relating to the inspection of high risk reservoirs, which can be accessed here. This update reflects the recommendations made in the Independent Reservoir Safety Review. The Environment Agency has worked with the ICE Panel Engineers Committee and consulted the wider engineering community. They have also updated their guidance for reservoir undertakers (owners and operators) in relation to appointments of engineers, which can be accessed here. They recommend that different people should carry out the roles of inspecting, construction and supervising engineer at a reservoir. They believe this will ensure the independence of supervision and inspection, with different engineers providing a fresh perspective.

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