Tag: Health And Safety

Training, Safety and Environment working group continues focus on odour

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Last week, we were pleased to hold a meeting of our Training, Safety and Environment working group. Hosted by Thomas Minter at Malaby Biogas in Wiltshire, attendees were able to tour the plant and listen to Thomas’s experience of developing and running an AD plant. Huge thanks to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, environment, health and safety, training, secondary containment, bioaerosols, Environment Agency

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in November

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment (T, S &E) working group will be meeting on 21st November. The group, chaired by David Woolgar, will be discussing the key issues relevant to their remit, including: Odour – this will include an update from the odour sub-group – led by…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, health and safety, environment

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ADBA attends meeting in Wales: how can we support the industry to improve standards?

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Last week Emi, ADBA’s Market Analyst, represented ADBA at a meeting with key industry stakeholders in Wales. Entitled the ‘AD Intervention Strategy’, and run by Severn Wye Energy Agency, the meeting was attended by representatives from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and industry. ADBA was pleased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wales, natural resources wales, regulation, best practice scheme, standards, health and safety, environment

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Health and Safety Executive to conduct unannounced inspections in waste sector

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In a bid to improve the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling sector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have said that they will begin undertaking unannounced inspections. The waste sector (encompassing all waste treatment activities including waste collection, sorting facilities, AD, composting, landfill, end of life…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, health and safety, Practical Guide to AD

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Best Practice Scheme update – pilot completed

We’re pleased to say that the pilot of the Best Practice Scheme has now been completed, which means that we are on track to open the scheme to applicants autumn/winter 2017. In the next few months there are several opportunities to hear more about this in person and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environment, health and safety

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Pioneering AD best practice scheme pilot to be launched at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

ADBA will launch the pilot of a pioneering new scheme to improve the environmental, operational and safety performance of the AD industry next week at its global tradeshow UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 and has also announced a new partnership with insurance brokers Jelf Group to…

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Tags: best practice scheme, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, jess allan, jelf insurance brokers, operational performance, health and safety

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ADBA to contribute to industry guidance on bioaerosols

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting about bioaerosols – a topic that has been discussed previously by ADBA’s own Training, Safety and Environment working group. The meeting was of a sub-group of WISH’s ‘Creating Healthier Workplace Group’ and has been set up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, bioaerosols, HSE, CIWM, health and safety

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Ensuring safe design - new information sheet on CDM regulations

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As part of our project to develop a Best Practice Scheme for AD, the project's steering group has produced a short information sheet on the importance of ensuring safe design when developing AD plants. The guide focuses on the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which place…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, cdm regs, health and safety

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New Health and Safety Training Tool: AD Core Operational Requirements (Safety)

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We are pleased to highlight a new reference document designed to help ensure that staff at AD plants are suitably trained in health and safety awareness. The document, entitled ‘AD Core Operational Requirements (Safety)’ or ‘ADCORS’, has been produced through a collaborative industry effort lead by…

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Tags: health and safety, HSE, anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, food waste operators, crop operators

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Operational notice: fire incidents in carbon filters

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We have been made aware that there has recently been at least three incidents at AD plants where fires have been caused by a self-heating process in activated carbon filters. We have been informed by the West Yorkshire Fire Service that one particular incident arose when pipework was removed by…

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Tags: fire prevention, health and safety, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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Have your say on health and safety regulation - HSE survey

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Delivering high standards of health and safety for employees at AD plants is a priority for AD industry. ADBA works closely with the regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to ensure that our members are aware of upcoming changes to legislation and have the opportunity to provide views. The…

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Tags: HSE, health and safety, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Important: feedback needed on Best Practice Scheme

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We are pleased to share with you our first drafts of three Best Practice Checklists which together comprise the first phase of our Best Practice Scheme. These documents have been put together with input from members and with the guidance of our Steering Group and the regulators. These are in…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, jess allan, best practice scheme, environmental performance, health and safety, operational performance, anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group

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Your chance to take the lead on Training, Safety and Environment

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We are looking for volunteers to put themselves forward to play a key role in the exciting restructure of the Training, Safety and Environment Working Group. This is a great opportunity for any members interested in improving standards in the AD industry and tackling some of the biggest challenges that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, health and safety, training, environmental management, food waste operators, crop operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Technical AD challenges webinar with Dr Amaya Arias-Garcia

Date From: 06 April 2016 Location: Online Description: This free-of-charge webinar explains some of the technical aspects to take into account when designing a commercial anaerobic digestion plant. It's a follow-up to the very well-received online presentation given by Dr Amaya Arias-Garcia (Goals Project Management and Engineering Support…

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Tags: member's press release, dr amaya arias-garcia, webinar, IChemE, environment, water sector, odour, health and safety, pre-treatment, contamination, mixing, pumps, monitoring instrumentation, digestate, gas cleaning, Derek Sivyer

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Operators: contribute to AD & Bioresources News: Safety First

Contributing to our bi-monthly magazine, AD & Bioresources News, is a great way of strengthening your reputation within the industry as well as highlighting the industry issues which you feel are most important. We are currently looking for operators to contribute an article for the Safety…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, safety, health and safety, Training and Safety, operators, food waste operators, crop operators

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