Flashcards in PN838 Waste, Recycling or Refuse Derived Fuel Handling Deck (11)
What may be more of a priority
than extinguishing the fire at a waste site?
Preventing environmental damage,
preventing soil, watercourse or air
What are the 5 objectives at this type of incident?
Protecting the environment
Who could be requested at this type of incident?
Request attendance and liaise with HMEPO and
Environment Agency (EA) and Public Health
Who can assist with cordons?
Due to rubbish stacks collapsing without warning. What distance hazard zone should be implemented?
Initial hazard zone of 50m around each stack.
Any available site plant must only be operated by who?
Competent on site staff under the direction of the IC.
How can hidden areas of burning be located?
Use of a thermal imaging camera.
What could additional resources give the IC?
Could help deliver the necessary weight of attack on the fire.
Who should IC appoint at an early stage?
What should IC look to do with water run off wherever possible?
Contain water run off wherever possible.