WRIQ Business Breakfast (March 2023) - Fire Safety on Waste and Recycling Sites
Please join us for the next WRIQ Breakfast on Thursday 30 March
Fire is an ongoing risk for our sector. Attention from our communities, regulators and insurers is increasing about our practises to prevent and manage fires and hazardous materials incidents. While climatic conditions, management practice and other factors all contribute to fire risk, new products such as lithium-ion batteries also impact on waste and recycling operators and their emergency arrangements.
This breakfast will provide an opportunity to highlight emergency planning, including identifying scenarios, consequences, mitigation options and information needed for an emergency plan. Fires, Fire Prevention and Response will be the focus. This will introduce the key requirements to consider including how they relate to waste facilities and support the production of good Fire Prevention Plans, highlighting requirements of the QFES.
The breakfast will discuss the link between how you manage your waste and resources site effectively, utilising appropriate infrastructure, housekeeping and monitoring/supervision systems, in order that the likelihood of waste fires is reduced and, that if waste fires do occur, they can be dealt with appropriately to prevent harm to human health, the environment and property damage.