The purpose of this policy is to describe WEC Alarms arrangements for ensuring that all waste generated as a result of the companies activities is managed in accordance with legal requirements and associated guidance.
WEC Alarms recognises that it has a legal duty to ensure that procedures are in place for the management of waste.
This policy has been formulated to inform and promote good practice. Setting the framework for waste management requires the total co-operation of all members of staff for its implementation, all employees have a responsibility to handle all waste securely and safely in accordance with this policy.
Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990 states that employees must not dispose of controlled waste in a manner likely to cause harm to the environment or to human health.
Under this Act WEC Alarms owes a duty of care to take such measures as are reasonable in all circumstances in controlling the management and disposal of waste.
As a result WEC Alarms will:
- comply with all current legislation and in particular the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the environmental Protection Act, l990, and act upon advice issued within the Health and Safety Executives.
- comply with the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999, with reference to its application in controlling waste.
- ensure that the removal of waste and the arrangement of waste transportation and disposal will be undertaken by authorised personnel. An authorised person is: -
- a) Someone who is the holder of a waste management licence
- b) Any person registered as a carrier of controlled waste in accordance with the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act, 1989.
- adhere to the Special Waste Regulations 1996 for all chemical/hazardous waste.
- encourage all staff to help in the implementation of this policy.
This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure its continuing effectiveness.