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Timoole Remediation - Update 19th December 2017 - Emergency Preparedness, Waste Removal Commencement

Date Released: 21 December 2017

Emergency Preparedness

 Civil Defence

A Emergency Preparedness Workshop, co-ordinated by Civil Defence, was undertaken on site on the 19th December, a collaborative approach was taken in relation to the desk top exercise with representatives from the Contractor, Consultant, Meath County Council, Fire Service and Civil Defence, the outcomes of the workshop will also be circulated to an Garda Siochana and HSE. This workshop compliments the site Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and provides an additional level of awareness, communication and readiness in the unlikely event of an incident on or off the site.

A number of hypothetical scenarios were examined, for example a spillage of waste or leachate off site, a truck falling into the excavation, etc., for each scenario the mitigation and reactionary procedures for each party was discussed as well as any preventative measures that could be initiated, many preventative measures are already in place through method statements, risk assessments, Health and Safety Plan and site rules. Given the size of the project and number of stakeholders it is considered good practice to undertake such a workshop, it is important to note that it is very unlikely any of the hypothetical scenarios will be realised.

Waste Removal Commencement

It is planned to commence waste removal on the 9th January with up to 10 trucks assigned to this element of the work. The drivers had their Health and Safety site induction on the 21st December, there are strict site rules in relation to traffic in and out of the site and any breach of these rules will be dealt with severely by the contractor.

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