Fire Prevention Consultation Version 2

The Environment Agency has issued a second version of the Fire Prevention Guidelines for consultation. These guidelines impact on retreaders and recyclers who collect, store and process end of life tyres (they could also impact on new tyre wholesalers, too).

The document is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415262/LIT_10105.pdf and responses should be lodged with the Environment Agency by the 30th June 2015.

Fire Prevention Guidelines will be developed as a recommendation, but if you fail to comply and you have an incident you may find your business uninsured. The EA believes that the level of waste fires are unacceptable and they are determined to put Guidelines in place, if not have the Law changed to del with the issue.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: retreadingbusiness@btconnect.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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