Non-road mobile machinery

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3594
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your answer to my question 2017/3043. Are you encouraging more sites to register non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) and, if so, how?

Answer

Answer for Non-road mobile machinery

Answer for Non-road mobile machinery

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. I am working both with the industry and with the London Boroughs to make sure that as many sites as possible understand the requirements of the scheme and take part in it through a mixture of outreach and training events and by funding officers on the ground to inform site operators and help them comply. In the London Environment Strategy I have committed to working with government, TfL, the London boroughs, the construction industry and other users of Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM), such as event organisers, to prevent or reduce NRMM emissions.

An  event was held in November 2016 with stakeholders from Local Authorities and the construction industry to emphasise the importance of controlling NRMM emissions and gain support for the scheme.

We have also taken feedback on how to improve the NRMM website to make it easier for site managers to use and access, and plan to hold another training and awareness event for borough officers in Autumn.

There are currently two projects focused on NRMM in London which I have funded through the Mayor's Air Quality Fund (MAQF).

As well as undertaking audits at sites that have registered their NRMM to make sure they are compliant, Project Officers visit sites that do not have any NRMM registered, to ensure that they understand what they need to do and why reducing on site emissions is important for the health of their workers as well as for Air Quality more broadly.

The two projects are a north London project, covering Haringey, Enfield, Waltham Forest and Barnet; and a south London project covering Merton, Richmond, Hounslow, Sutton, Kingston, Croydon, Bromley, City of London, Hammersmith, Kensington, Wandsworth, Lambeth and  Lewisham.