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Fire risk at waste sites. Environment Agency: Alex Claxton Dorset Fire and Rescue: Graham Kewley. The issue. 2012 – 302 fires 247 Regulated sites 2013 – 298 fires 248 Regulated sites. The impact of fires. Fires pose a risk to the environment and people: Toxic smoke plumes

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Fire risk at waste sites

Fire risk at waste sites

Environment Agency: Alex Claxton

Dorset Fire and Rescue: Graham Kewley


The issue

The issue

  • 2012 – 302 fires

    • 247 Regulated sites

  • 2013 – 298 fires

    • 248 Regulated sites

UNCLASSIFIED


The impact of fires

The impact of fires

Fires pose a risk to the environment and people:

  • Toxic smoke plumes

  • Firewater run-off

  • Thermal radiation

  • Hazardous waste residues

  • Explosions and projectiles


Fire risk at waste sites

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The impact on the operator

The impact on the operator

  • Disruption to operations

  • Clean up costs /

    compensation

  • Fines and potential

    imprisonment

  • Damage to business

    reputation

  • Increased insurance

    premiums


Fire risk at waste sites

UNCLASSIFIED


The legal framework ea

The legal framework - EA

  • Operators we regulate have a duty to reduce the risk and impact of accidents including fires.

    • Penalties can include suspension/loss of permit to operate prosecution with fines or imprisonment.

  • Discharge (including firewater) to watercourses or groundwater made without a permit/ outside conditions of permit is illegal.

    • Penalties can include formal warnings, formal caution, prosecution. Also recharge costs for incident response.

UNCLASSIFIED


The legal framework frs

The legal framework - FRS

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

  • Risk based approach

  • Life safety and general fire precautions.

  • Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

  • Requirement to gather information by inspection

  • Assist with dealing with incidents and firefighter safety.

  • Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

UNCLASSIFIED


What you can do to reduce the risk of fires

What you can do to reduce the risk of fires

  • Assess Fire Risk

    • Risk Assessments

  • Reduce fire risk

    • Prevent

    • Detect/supress

    • Contain/mitigate

  • Produce Accident Plan and Procedures

UNCLASSIFIED


Working in partnership

Working in partnership

  • Building on successful partnership between EA and FRS

  • Undertaking joint site visits

  • Joint incident response training

  • Waste Industry Code of Practice/Sector specific guidance on preventing/mitigating waste fires.

UNCLASSIFIED


Summary

Summary

  • Fire Prevention:

    Reduces risk to Fire Fighters

    Reduces risk to Human Health

    Prevents Pollution

    Protects Businesses

    Protects your community

UNCLASSIFIED


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