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Victorian waste management guideline cites FPAS

Posted on : Friday, 30 November 2018

The Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA Victoria) has recently published a new guideline on management of combustible waste and recycling materials, following a series of high-profile fires at facilities across Victoria.

 

The Management and storage of combustible recyclable and waste materials - guideline (publication 1667.2) details advice on how to comply with the Victorian Government's Waste Management Policy, published on 28 August 2018.

 

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) was invited to provide technical advice during the development of the guideline, which has subsequently been included in the final document. This advice included:

 

As a responsibility to authorities:

  • Sign off on essential safety measures for buildings; and
  • Ensure fire protection service providers are recognised as competent individuals for the tasks they undertake.

 

As a responsibility to people on site:

  • Provide adequate training and equipment for staff to respond to fire hazards, for example training employees on the emergency management plan and how to safely use fire extinguishers.

 

The document also cites the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) as an example for identifying competent individuals for routine service work.

 

Management and storage of combustible recyclable and waste materials - guideline (publication 1667.2)


Waste Management Policy (Combustible Recyclable and Waste Materials)