Fire Prevention Plan for residual waste launched

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The guidance will support the EA's generic FPPs on waste

The RDF Industry Group has launched a sector-specific Fire Prevent Plan (FPP) to aid those working in the residual waste sector.

Developed in consultation with the Environment Agency, the Residual Waste Fore Prevention Plan Guidance will support the EA’s generic FPPs on waste.

It explains rationale between regulatory decisions, provides suggestions, hints and tips and poses questions for operators to consider with their sites.

The guidance also features best practice case studies on the experience of working in the waste industry.

Peter Buckley, senior fire advisor at the Environment Agency, said: “We hope this guidance will enable residual waste operators to produce high quality FPPs and ensure that any alternative measures proposed meet the three core objectives set out in the EA’s guidance.

“The RDF Industry Group has fully engaged with the EA in open dialogue and has been able to produce this document in a relative short timescale. The EA would encourage other industry groups and associations to take a similar approach for their respective sectors.”

FPPs are a requirement in England for all new waste permits, all permits being varied and all sites which have experienced a fire.

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