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HSE publishes new ELV guidance

Guidance to help the scrap metal industry control the risks involved with depolluting cars has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A section on its website sets out how to specify safe working areas, equipment, storage vessels, dispensing equipment and systems of work. It also looks at how to control the risks of petrol fires and explosions during depollution.

HM principal inspector Paul Harvey said: Recovering, storing and dispensing petrol from end-of-life vehicles (ELV) are potentially hazardous activities that the metals recycling industry needs to control.

This guidance is an example of the industry working with the HSE to provide operators with information to help them select the right equipment and operate safely.

The guidance follows the implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations, which require authorised treatment facilities to recover pollutants such as petrol from vehicles.

More than 20 million litres of fuel every year from scrap vehicles will need to be safely dealt with by the ELV industry.

www.hse.gov.uk/waste/

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