Wingfield audits underway
Following on from a recent fire at the Wingfield Waste and Recycling Precinct, the EPA with the MFS has commenced a joint audit of EPA Licensed sites in this precinct.
The audit will focus on a number of compliance and safety issues including compliance with licence conditions in relation to the receipt, storage and disposal of waste, the nature, quantity and combustibility of stockpiled materials, the risk posed by the size, location and management of stockpiles and the fire mitigation processes each site have in place.
The audit will also cover emergency services access to sites, availability of water to each site and the action required for licensees to meet their General Environmental Duty and minimise the potential for environmental nuisance to occur as a result of fire.
The audits are projected to be completed by 22 November and the reports and outcomes shared with the site operators for implementation.