SHE Code 29: 'Management of Ionising Radiation'

SHE Code 29: 'Management of Ionising Radiation'

SHE Code 31: Controlled and Hazardous Waste Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Group Who should use this presentation & read the code Managers of staff, STFC site tenants, and those responsible for contractors on STFC sites who: generate waste of any kind; or

dispose of waste. Note: see separate codes for asbestos or radioactive wastes STFC Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Group SHE Code 31 Controlled and Hazardous Waste

Why a Waste code? Most if not all of the waste STFC generates is Controlled, examples include: Waste paper; empty printer cartridges, fluorescent tubes, oils Scrap metal; batteries; electronic equipment - PCs Waste from building sites, waste food, plastic cups, cardboard Scrap scientific equipment, cabling, monitors

STFC has a Duty of Care to ensure that the waste we generate and dispose of is: stored and transported appropriately, safely and securely; Transported, handled and disposed of by businesses that are authorised or licensed to do so; and recorded and documented using Controlled Waste Transfer Notes (CWTNs) - retained for at least 3 years.

Why a Waste code? Some Controlled wastes are also Hazardous to transport, due to their flammability, toxicity or because they are carcinogens, for example: oils or chemicals STFCs Duty of Care is the same except disposal is recorded using Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes (HWCNs) and retained for at least

3 years. Key points Waste, other than non-recyclable office wastes, should be disposed of via routes detailed on SHE website. Key points Any waste stored on sites must be secure and MUST BE LABELLED. Establishes Waste Disposal Officers (WDOs) to manage and advise on waste disposal:

All waste must only be given to authorised carriers for disposal at authorised sites; and All waste disposal must be documented - generally either a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note (HWCN) or Controlled Waste Transfer Note (CMTN) SHE Training The training detailed in the code for Waste Disposal Officers: - Waste Management Awareness Course

Can be booked by calling your local SHE training contacts: DL/RAL 8288; SO 2061; UKATC 8325. For help or advice with this code contact your local Waste Disposal Officer, STFC Environment Officer or SHE Group see SHE Directory

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