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The Success Of Workplace Training

By |2019-03-02T00:58:14+10:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, Environmental, environmental compliance, Spill kits, Spill response|

When you think of training, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  Is it the hard earned sweat in a gym?  Or perhaps enduring the tedium of formal courses designed to build skills and make you a better version of yourself? It’s a personal thing.  Everyone will have a different reaction to the word ‘training’ [...]

Increasing Efficiency of Sewerage Ponds Using Floating Baffles

By |2019-03-02T00:58:15+10:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, floating baffles, short circuiting a pond, waster water treatment, water purification|Tags: , , , |

Akuna Services recently assisted a regional council to increase the efficiency of their waste water treatment system. You may want to call it a WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant), or a STP (Sewerage Treatment Plant).  Akuna Services customised long-lasting floating baffles to increase the efficiency of their waste water treatment system.  The baffles were custom-built and [...]

Environmental Altruism

By |2019-03-02T00:58:15+10:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, Environmental, environmental compliance, environmental responsibility|Tags: , |

What does the word ‘Altruism’ mean to you? It is a personal term.  An individual attribute that lends itself to personal pride. And rightly so.  But let’s explore a little, do some vocabulary pioneering.  What about when you place the word ‘Environmental’ before the word ‘Altruism’.  Then try to apply the new term to our own [...]

Environmental Sustainability – AND YOU

By |2019-03-02T00:58:15+10:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, environmental sustainability|Tags: , , , , |

Responding to environmental risk is a responsibility we should all take seriously. Have you ever stopped to think about what makes a topic interesting?  If you are still reading this then we will take that as a ‘yes’.  What makes one person progress no further than the headline, and another to scrutinise every letter as though [...]

Who IS Akuna Services? Meet our Team.

By |2019-03-02T00:58:17+10:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, environmental compliance, environmental responsibility, Meet the team, rachel kelly, warren ratliff|

Over the past year or so our articles and blogs have explored the many varied concepts, issues and conundrums that industrial and construction sites may face in their environmental management, storm water protection and spill response. We have touched on absorbents and spill kits, containment and confinement, risk identification and mitigation and training and procedure. But [...]

Our Environment and You

By |2019-03-02T00:58:17+10:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Environmental, environmental compliance, environmental responsibility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Before you read this article, we would like you to consider a philosophical question.  OR it may be an ethical one – depending upon your view. How important to you, personally, is protection of the environment? Rate it in importance from 1 (who cares) to 5 (very important to you). If you rated a ‘5’, now [...]

Environmental Compliance: Do you have spill kits or spill absorbents on your site?

By |2019-03-02T00:58:17+10:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, environmental compliance, environmental responsibility, Spill kits, Spill response|Tags: , , , , , |

If you do, then consider who is responsible for their upkeep.  Who actually opens the lid and takes a look inside the spill kits to check if they are full of the right absorbents? Or are they instead full of trash – the natural enemy of a wheelie bin spill kit? If your site is like [...]

Keeping Our Drains & Waterways CLEAN

By |2018-04-29T00:19:11+10:00April 29th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, construction near waterways, environmental compliance, environmental responsibility, Silt Curtains|Tags: , , |

Keeping Our Drains & Waterways CLEAN CONSTRUCTION Controlling the movement of silt and sediment during any construction is a key part of the environmental compliance for the developer or contractor. Whether a major infrastructure project, commercial development or a home renovation, if you dig a hole or disturb the surface then there is a risk of [...]

Site Spill Kits and Response Training for Site Compliance

By |2018-04-09T22:56:55+10:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s start with a relevant question.  Do all your staff know the contents of - and how to use a spill kit? It may sound quite simple, and possibly something you have never even thought of, however the fact is that different types of spill kits may be better suited for specific site risks. Accidents will [...]

Akuna Sludge Dewatering System

By |2019-03-02T00:58:17+10:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: akuna services, Dewatering Sludge Tank, Environmental, Sludge Dewatering System|Tags: , , , , , , |

Water treatment plants will, subject to use and frequency, create a significant amount of waste for disposal.  The waste is often in the form of sludge that accumulates through the systematic filtration of the water and is channelled into dedicated sludge tanks. The removal of sludge from these sludge tanks creates an environmental challenge for the [...]