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Wiser speaking at waste industry fire prevention conference

Wiser Environment’s Andrew Lake will be speaking at the Fire Prevention and Control in the Waste and Recycling Industry Conference next week.

A fire taking holdOrganised by Let’s Recycle and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the conference involves speakers from all the key stakeholders involved in preventing fires in the waste and recycling sector.

Senior Consultant, Andrew, leads on fire prevention plans for Wiser Environment. Prior to joining Wiser, Andrew was employed in several regulatory roles within the EA including two years as a Fire Prevention Plan Technical Specialist, assessing and advising on plans. Having worked on fire prevention plans from both agency and client side, Andrew has a unique understanding of the practical challenges and regulatory requirements that the waste and recycling industry faces.

Andrew says: “This conference provides a unique opportunity to hear from the major stakeholders involved in preventing fires in the waste industry. I’ll be speaking about the challenges faced by waste operators trying to balance the need for practical and cost effective ways to minimise their risk of fire whilst ensuring that fire prevention plans are approved by the EA.”

Andrew will be speaking alongside representations from the NFCC, the regulators, insurers, local authorities and site operators. The conference aims to share best practice on fire prevention and help collaboration to reduce the incidence of fire in the waste industry which is seen to not only damages individual sites but the reputation of the whole industry.

Andrew spoke on fire prevention plans in the metals recycling and end-of-life vehicle sector earlier this year at the Let’s Recycle organised Complete Auto Recycling Show and Metal Recycling Event.

Wiser Environment has extensive experience preparing fire prevention plans for a wide range of waste management facilities helping them protect their businesses and minimise the risk of fires. Find out more about our fire prevention plan services.

Find out more about Fire Prevention and Control in the Waste and Recycling Industry which takes place in London on 7th November 2018.