Social Distancing: Those using the Fob system are NOT permitted to open the sliding window or enter the weighbridge office. COVID-19
IWS is currently following Government guidelines regarding Coronavirus pandemic.
You must sanitise your hands: before entering the offices and before using the screen at the weighbridge.
Access to all offices should be kept to a minimum.
Continue to follow good hygiene routines and bin tissues at the earliest opportunity
Weighbridge office is out of bounds.
Paperwork will be passed through the sliding window.
CB's and mobile phones may be used to communicate to Duncrue Staff – mobile phones may only be used when vehicle is stationary. Drivers delivering waste are not permitted to wander around the site. Site Supervisor, Martin Gregory can be reached via CB or Mobile: 07970007894
The Canteen is solely for IWS Duncrue Staff. Drivers and Operators should take their lunch in their vehicles.
Toilets at the rear of the offices ARE available for all IWS staff and Third Party Staff
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean COVID-19
Visitors to site must sign the visitor book located in office reception or weighbridge reception
Contractors must report to the Treatment Plant Manager or Compliance Manager located in the weighbridge office before commencing work. Here a relevant permit to work and Risk assessment and method statement will be completed and agreed before commencement of work. Permits for confined space, hot work or heights are available.
Travelling in Man-Baskets is prohibited. Passengers are not permitted in plant vehicles.
All other visitors and contractors must use the front gate, Duncrue Street
Access to Site
You are not permitted onto any part of the site other than the appointed waste disposal point without prior consent of the Treatment Plant Manager.
Drivers of curtain sider loads must remain in their vehicle whilst the curtain is being offloaded.
CB's and mobile phones may be used to communicate to Duncrue Staff – mobile phones may only be used when vehicle is stationary.
Drivers delivering waste are not permitted to wander around the site. Site Supervisor, Martin Gregory can be reached via CB or Mobile: 07970007894Access to Site
Pedestrians are forbidden to access the Tank 10-12 area. Only staff offloading in these areas are permitted to work here. Barriers must be in place AT ALL TIMES. Do not approach the tanks or begin to offload if the barriers are not in place.
Always respect cordons, permanent or temporary.
Designated walkways must be used.
You must not cross the handrail barriers.
There are welfare facilities available at the back of the main office block for staff and Third Party Staff.
Access to Site
Duncrue Street handles and processes hazardous waste.
Only authorised and trained personnel are permitted in the Chemical Treatment Plant and Waste Transfer Station
Suitable and sufficient PPE must be worn as described in the various COSHH assessments, Material Safety Data Sheets and signage on site.
Don’t be complacent when handling chemicals
Authorised Personnel Waste Deliveries must enter site using the back gate entrance
All other visitors and contractors must use the front gate, Duncrue Street Site Rules
All personnel must accept these Site Rules as a condition of working on the site.
Permits to work are required for all Contractors carrying out work for Irish Waste Services Ltd.
All Contractors must furnish the Company with appropriate insurances prior to commencing work.
The safety of all personnel on site is of paramount importance. Please note you have a responsibility to carry out your duties in a safe and responsible manner.
On no account or at any time should anyone working on this site attempt to carry out any task or operation which is obviously dangerous or which could cause injury to you or someone else. Horseplay is not tolerated
If you are in any doubt at all please consult IWS Management.
Hi Viz Vest
All warning notices and instructions of IWS personnel must be obeyed
A 10 mph speed limit is in force throughout the entire site. In busy periods this should be reduced to 5 mph No Smoking
You are not allowed to smoke anywhere on site. Smoking is not permitted at the rear Gate. Equipment not permitted on site
Recording equipment i.e. camera/camera phone, video recorder or mobile phone may not be permitted on the site.
Due to distraction and lack of concentration Mobile phones with or without ear phones or blue tooth devices are not permitted to be used whilst operating or driving a vehicle, or walking/working in the yard.
You may take a call when the vehicle is stationary or when in the canteen or office.Poor Waste Disposal Practices
The following are not allowed on site:
Fly tipping of rubbish.
Burning of rubbish.
ARC 21 Staff
Due to Contractual Arrangements you may not be on site for longer than 30 minutes.
Staff on site for longer than 30 minutes must have a valid reason and paperwork must be validated by IWS weighbridge staff WEIGHBRIDGE
All wastes being disposed must be weighed in and your vehicle weighed out again before leaving site.
Automatic “FOB” system in place for specific customers eg Councils WEIGHBRIDGE INSTRUCTIONS
Off loading Waste Duncrue Street
You may only dispose of waste at the Tanks or Bay area. Unless otherwise directed by IWS staff.
Tank Area – barriers across the front of the tanks must be in place at all times. You are not permitted to lower the barriers. Offload to the appropriate tank as directed by Site Supervisor, Martin Gregory.
Offloading/loading Curtain sider
Drivers must remain in the cab during loading unloading. If driver assistance is required, they must keep a 5 metre clearance from the forklift truck and other moving vehicle at all times. Do not turn your back on moving vehicles. Be mindful of hearing impaired staff. Forklift drivers must STOP if a pedestrian approaches. Traffic Management
Priority will be given to those leaving the site
A GREEN traffic light signal on the weighbridge office = you may proceed onto the weighbridge.
After weighing = exit towards the left hand side of the gate.
A RED traffic light signal on the weighbridge office = you must wait.
Drivers entering the site must wait until the traffic light is GREEN and weighbridge is clear before entering the site.
If a RED traffic light is displayed– you must not enter the site.
Even if the barrier is raised.
Designated Pedestrian Walkway between offices must be used. You must not cross the barriers. Good Safety PracticesYard Duncrue Street
Do not leave vehicles running when getting out of these switch off the engine.
Keep your work area tidy - free from debris, sludge, mud and litter at all times. Please report any oil or diesel leaks or any spills to the Treatment Plant Manager – Mr Dominic Bradley
Forward any quality, environmental or health & safety concerns onto Dominic Bradley, Treatment Plant Manager.
You must repeat the induction programme on at least an annual basis
Walk, don’t run. Be observant – watch out for hoses and cables. Keep site tidy. Must wear antislip footwear.
Hearing protection available. Must be worn in high noise areas.
Be observant. Green cross code when moving about site. High visibility coats available for visitors.
Walkways must be used. Barriers must not be crossed. Drive carefully. Sound horn when reversing. Use Dipped Headlights. Control speed. – 10MPH or 5MPH when busy. Be mindful of hearing impaired staff. Pedestrians must keep at least 5 metres distance from all moving vehicles Hazards
Slip, trip, fall
Noise – some areas
Wear PPE.. Proper hygiene e.g. hand washing.
Take care near tanks & deep pits.
Lifting aids. Proper techniques. Team work. Dermatitis & waste contamination
Strain, ergonomics Reporting of Injuries, Accidents, Near Misses and Concerns
All accidents/incidents must be reported immediately to the weighbridge operator or Site Management who will take an account of the incident.
There are a number of first aiders on site.
First aid kit available on site, if required.
Reporting allows us the opportunity to investigate.
Reporting of Injuries, Accidents, Near Misses and Concerns
The purpose of the investigation is prevention of the next event.
It is better to learn from a near miss and take preventive measures than not to report.
If you have an idea to address a deficiency, bring it up.
Leptospirosis or Weil’s Disease
A disease carried by rats. Any infection with the leptospira bacterium is called 'leptospirosis'.
The main routes for any bacteria to enter a human are through eating or drinking, breathing or through broken skin so wash your hands
Almost every 'routine' disinfection method will kill the bacteria
Early symptoms are similar to the flu - fever, chills, muscular aches and pains, loss of appetite, and nausea when lying down.
Later symptoms include bruising of the skin, anaemia, sore eyes, nose bleeds and jaundice. The fever lasts for approximately five days, then a significant deterioration follows.
You must see your doctor if you think you may be infected. Early treatment is vital Fire Safety
There are various fire extinguishers located throughout the site – ie WTS, CTP Buildings, garage and offices.
If you are involved in any hot work you must ensure you have a fire extinguisher nearby.
You should ensure you use the appropriate fire extinguisher
Alarm will be raised by IWS staff using the break glass panels in the Transfer Station or by using an air horn.
Leave site by nearest safe exit, either rear or front gate. Do not attempt to assist in a rescue.
Report to the Head count location at the exits, where the Head Count Co-ordinator and or Fire Warden will account for you.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM LEADERS- DUNCRUE Make a note of the following numbers
Mr Dominic Bradley 07968 817982
Mr Dave Megahey 0797 0007903 Thank You
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