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Environmental management for rail sector

Maintaining critical infrastructure, responding to incidents, and preparing for the energy transition.

We work with the train and operating companies, break bulk or bulk freight, and rolling stock operators as well as construction companies across their depots to maintain critical infrastructure, respond to incidents, and prepare for the energy transition.

Tackling key challenges in the rail sector

Keeping your lines open

We know that as an operator the cost of downtime in compensation is huge! So keeping your lines open is priority number one.

Critical infrastructure

Your critical infrastructure is of critical importance to you. You have immediate challenges such as keeping the trains running today as well as ensuring the tracks are still operational ten years from now.

Stakeholder management

You need to demonstrate savings to your stakeholders – financial savings, time savings, as well as reducing waste.

Environmental impact

You are concerned about your ecological impact on the surrounding environment and need an environmental partner to ensure your projects remain compliant.

Net-Zero targets

Transport produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019, of which 1% (1.8 MtCO2e) came from rail. Fuelled by the government’s transport decarbonisation plan, the industry is committed to reaching Net-Zero by 2050.

Due to the lower GHG emission freight option, logistics operators are shifting modes to rail. However, this modal shift makes it even more crucial for rail operators to ensure they maintain their critical assets compliantly to reduce the risk to the environment, their business and reputation.

Rail operators are looking to their supply chain to deliver sustainability to help you achieve your Net-Zero targets and align to the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan as well as demonstrating innovation with their solutions.

Who we work with

  • Train and operating companies
  • Break bulk or bulk freight
  • Rolling stock operators
  • Construction companies

Related services

Planned preventive maintenance

We ensure your assets remain compliant by establishing a planned preventive maintenance (PPM) regime so that you can ensure you have up-to-date maintenance documentation in the event of a pollution incident and to extend the lifespan of your assets.

Separator inspection and maintenance

Remain compliant with current legislation (BS EN 858-2:2003) through inspection, maintenance, and repair of your separator and alarm so that you can reduce the risk of an environmental incident, regulatory fines, operational downtime, and reputation damage.

Storage tank inspection and testing

Minimise the risk of asset failure, leakages, content contamination, and pollution with regular storage tank inspections so that they can remain compliant. Using the latest high-pressure or ultrasonic technology, our skilled engineers and specialist welders test for leaks and structural concerns. Our inspection and reporting services cover tanks used for fuel, water, and chemicals, and are compliant with EEMUA 159, API 653, OFTEC Guidelines and NDT Inspection Standards.

Bund inspection and maintenance

We help organisations ensure their bunds are compliant to CIRIA C736 and other relevant regulations by offering design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of your assets.

Drains and sewers

Keep your networks flowing and reduce risk, through the identification and resolution of standard and complex issues, maintaining assets in the long and short-term through expert survey, maintenance, and upgrades.


Our experts project manage the entire decommission process from planning and preparation to demolition and onward development, with fast turnaround, while reducing environmental risk. Demolition work could range from infilling tanks and leaving them safely in situ to full tank removal and disposal depending on the intended use of the site.

Emergency response

We respond to incidents involving oil, chemicals, hazardous material (hazmat), hazardous and noxious substances (HNS), flooding, sewage, and other types of pollution so that you can minimise the impact on the environment, operational downtime, levels of fine, avoid prosecution and maintain your reputation and shareholder value.

Fuel management

Ensure operational continuity by analysing, uplifting, transferring, and polishing fuel as well as emergency fuel delivery so that you can minimise downtime, reduce risk to the environment and ensure compliance. Remote monitoring telemetry systems as well as security measures such as CCTV will help you manage the security of your high value fuel assets.


Protect your terrestrial and aquatic environments by adhering to regulatory and statutory compliance surrounding the development of land. Looking to develop a piece of land, you need an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and various protected species surveys recommended in the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) to ensure you have minimal impact on nearby terrestrial ecology habitats.


  • One-stop-shop – one invoice, one point of contact.
  • 24/7 response with mobilisation in 2 hours.
  • RISQS accredited to supply services across several RICCL categories including emergency response, fuel, tanks, drainage, electrical, environmental consultancy, and waste.
  • Experts are personal track safety (PTS) trained to work and drive trackside.

Accreditations, certifications, and memberships

  • RISQS Accredited
  • Experts are personal track safety (PTS) trained to work and drive trackside.
  • Members of the Rail Forum
  • Safety critical training
  • ISO90001 and 140001
  • Achilles UVDB audited
  • Ariba
  • Safe System of Work Planners

Key contacts

Matt Tolan

Sector Lead, Transport and Logistics

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Keep your business compliant and protect the environment while reducing the risk of operational downtime

Find out how Adler and Allan reduce your risk and support you on your journey to Net-Zero through the management and maintenance of assets.

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