/ PREVENTATIVE MEASURES / PPE
|| Overhead power lines
|| Do not site
stockpiles where equipment could contact power lines
| Wells for potable water
|| Do not
site stockpiles within 50m of a well. If runoff from a stockpile
could reach the 50m zone, cover the stockpile with an ARSC
|| Stockpiles on
sloping ground that get wet are more prone to fail and run than
stockpiles on level ground – cover them with ARSCs to prevent movement.
||The ARSC weighs
about 250kg; lift it using mechanical equipment and the handles
intended for that purpose
||Falling from stockpile, falling
|| A fall per se from the
stockpile is not
considered a risk, because the height is low, the foothold is
reasonably secure and the slope gentle. However, there is a material
risk – see below. There is no necessity and no operative shall be
allowed to work from any excavator, shovel or crane.
||Danger from air blower
is of a proprietary type for use in parks and gardens by unskilled
operators. It is petrol driven, with no exposed moving parts.
||The fan operates at a low
noise level, and does not require ear-defenders.
||Falling into the biosolids or
||For third parties: cover the
stockpile with an ARSC so that it is contained and the public does not
have access to it.
For people employed on the
recycling: work from, and access over, the ARSC is the only permitted
movement on, and access to, the stockpile. The inflated roller is
a 1m high barrier between the covered and the non-covered areas
| Infection/illness caused by
contact with biosolids
or other organic resources
|Site required PPE to be
worn. All cuts/abrasions to be cleaned and covered.Good hygiene
practice to be followed.
||The stockpile will absorb
rainwater and lose
| To prevent creep, an expanding
possible catastrophic failure, set the stockpile out to the dimensions
of an ARSC and cover
||Dust blowing to adjacent land
materials (e.g. lime stabilised) can blow – cover with an ARSC to
|| Odour complaints
|| Some stockpiles
of organic resources smell; prevent odour complaints with an
ARSC. There will still be odour when the material is spread and
public complaints can be alleviated by forewarning, ploughing in as
quickly as possible and by co-applying an oxidising agent.
|| Stakeholder hostility /
||Cover stockpiles with ARSCs;
and smell innocuous; people and animals cannot stray into them; they do
not creep into customers’ crops and they comply with legal obligations