October 2016

Waste Industry Safety in Line of Fire at Event

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Following several high-profile fire incidents at waste sites, the Environment Agency has issued stricter regulations for site operators through its Fire Prevention Plan guidance.

Waste operators storing combustible material are now required to develop and implement fire prevention plans which mitigate the risk of fire to ensure the safety of their business, neighbours and the environment.

Eunomia recently completed fire prevention plans for councils. Working closely with a range of stakeholders, Eunomia’s team completed the assessment, as well as the drafting and submission of the plan.

Specialist Technical Advisor Emma How and Junior Consultant Sophie Crosswell who led the projects will be presenting at Environment Media Group’s conference Fire Prevention and Control in the Waste and Recycling Industry on Fire preventions plans for different locations and materials on Wednesday 9th November 2016.

During their presentation, Emma and Sophie will offer insight into navigating the permitting process and highlight common challenges waste sites face as well as the different techniques that can be applied to achieve compliance.

Held in the QEII Centre in London the event will see regulators, insurers, local authorities and waste companies gather to discuss this issue. The presentations will give guests a better understanding of the new regulations and provide an opportunity to share best practice on reducing the risk of fire.

Emma How, Specialist Technical Advisor said:

“These fire prevention plans will help guarantee a necessary level of safety at waste sites, protecting businesses, the environment, and the wider reputation of the industry. With years of experience in the sector we have the industry knowledge that’s needed to create a successful plan.”

The full programme for the event can be found here.

You can read more about Eunomia’s fire prevention plan services here.