Fire Prevention & Mitigation - Waste and Resource Management Facilities - Virtual Training

This course is designed to assist those with a responsibility for fire prevention and mitigation at waste & recycling facilities, to promote their safe and sustainable operation. It has been developed to provide knowledge and understanding of fire prevention and mitigation at waste & recycling facilities.
The course will focus on waste and recycling facilities receiving, processing, and storing combustible waste materials, including: 

  • Household Waste Recycling Centres
  • Waste Transfer Station
  • Material Recover Facilities
  • The storage and processing of waste materials including wood, paper, plastic, tyres, metals, and end of life vehicles

What's in it for me?
The course will support you in understanding how to effectively manage waste and recycling facilities, in order that the likelihood and impact of fire is reduced.

Provides attendees with a good understanding of the reasons for the implementation and the daily management of fire prevention principles at waste and recycling facilities, and importantly the associated control measures required to reduce the risk, frequency, and impact of fire.

The course is delivered through two interactive 4-hour sessions, with plenty of opportunities for delegates to become active participants in the knowledge acquisition process.

  • Understand the principles of fire prevention and mitigation at waste resource management facilities
  • Understand the legislation relevant to fire prevention and mitigation responsibilities within the waste and resource management industry
  • Understand the regulatory framework, policies, and guidance relevant to fire prevention and mitigation at waste and resource management facilities
  • Understand the fire hazards, risks and control measures associated with a waste and resource management environment

Session 1 provides:

Unit 1 – An overview of the legislation and guidance applicable to waste and resource management facilities, and specifically how this regulatory framework relates to fire prevention and mitigation.

Unit 2 – An introduction to the science of fire, and specifically the principles of heat, temperature, and combustion, self-heating, exothermic reactions, and contamination, including ignition and propagation of fire, relative to common waste and recycling materials.

Unit 3 – An overview of the common causes of fire in waste and recycling materials and specifically, the fire prevention and control measures required to minimise the risks from the common causes and mechanism of fire.

Session 2 explains:

Unit 4 – How passive fire protection measures such as stack size, separation, and subdivision, reduce the risk of fire propagation and, specifically how the material type influences the control measures required.

Unit 5 – How active fire protection measures detect and suppress fire, introducing the common technologies and their application to waste and recycling materials, exploring how they are often complimentary.

Who should participate?
Those responsible for the safe operation of waste and recycling facilities including:
Advisors & consultants
Anyone with responsibilities for fire safety at waste & recycling facilities, including developing and/or implementing fire prevention and mitigation strategies.

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In addition to our virtual courses and e-learning courses, we also run a variety of classroom-based training courses throughout the year.

Please note that, in line with government advice, all classroom-based courses scheduled to take place before September 2020 have been cancelled. Courses scheduled from September onwards will be reviewed in the coming weeks.