Tag: Health And Safety

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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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: ‘Raising the bar on safety and performance’

Upcoming election and raising the bar on safety and performance With May’s election drawing ever closer we must ask ourselves what a new government is likely to mean for the industry and how we can best encourage policy which acknowledges the varied benefits of AD. Our Foreword on…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, AD, bioresources, 2015 election, health and safety, safety, Training and Safety, operational performance

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aqua Enviro awarded international health and safety certification

Specialist environmental consultancy Aqua Enviro have been awarded BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation, an international standard for occupational health and safety management good practice.  The certification shows Aqua Enviro’s systems of work, health and safety policies and documentation are fully compliant with the stringent standards needed for certification. The…

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Tags: Aqua Enviro, member's press release, health and safety, Derek Sivyer, bs ohsas 18001 accreditation

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EA risk assessments for AD plants changing

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We have been notified by the EA that they are starting a new programme of health and safety screening assessments at the AD plants they regulate across the country. This has the following aims and components:  The screening work will consist of desk-based assessments focussing on the written…

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Tags: EA, permitting, health and safety, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency

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Industry to work together on health and safety

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Together with the REA, we are working on a new system of data collection and ‘AD Safety Alerts’ for the biogas industry. This is designed to create clear information on incidents to help raise standards and reduce incidents and ‘near misses’, by building trust across the industry and enabling organisations…

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Tags: alerts, environment, health and safety, permitting

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Training and Safety group to assess industry risks

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ADBA’s Training and Safety Working group meeting this week was kindly hosted at Bore Hill Digester by Malaby Biogas, and concluded with a tour of the plant from director Thomas Minter. The meeting started with an update on the policy context around health and safety incidents, permitting, best practice…

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Tags: BREF, health and safety, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, training, working groups, Wrap

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