Environment Agency Guidance on reducing fire risk at waste sites

The Environment Agency have now developed a new Technical Guidance Note (TGN): Reducing Fire Risk at Sites Storing Combustible Materials. This supports their work to review operators’ site accident plans and their officers will be using this when inspecting waste sites.

This guidance applies to your site if it doesn’t have:

  • a relevant sector fire code of practice recognised by us or another appropriate professional body
  • an accident plan, which has been assessed and agreed with the local Fire and Rescue Service

Please follow the link to download Environment Agency’s guidance: Technical Guidance Note.

CIWM has welcomed the Technical Guidance Note issued by the Environment Agency on reducing fire risk at waste sites. Please follow the link to read the interview to Steve Lee, CIWM chief executive, on this topic: Interview.

Source: CIWM and EA