Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…identify the locations of all the drains and sewers and where they lead.
Colour code your drainage system by painting manhole covers, gullies and grills using a recognised colour coding system: blue for surface water drains and red for foul water drains. This will help you to identify which… read more
…may be required before discharge (see Section 4a). ii Foul drains, which should carry contaminated water, trade effluent and domestic sewage to a sewage treatment works. It is recommended that gullies, grids and manhole covers are colour coded to aid identification, using blue for surface water and… read more
…identify all drains and update it after building work. If you do not have the expertise in-house, use a reputable drainage business to do the work for you. * Colour code all manhole covers, drainage grills and gullies. Foul water drains should be painted red, surface water drains blue and combined… read more
…the surface water drainage system. Paint the drainage system manhole covers, gullies and grills on your site in the recognised colour-coding system - blue for surface water drains and red for foul water drains, or combined drains. This will help you identify where any spills will end up. Manage your… read more
…staff identify the locations of all the drains and sewers and where they lead. Colour code your drainage system by painting manhole covers, gullies and grills using a recognised colour coding system: blue for surface water drains and red for foul water drains. This will help you to identify which… read more
…Ammonia refrigerants are highly toxic. You should never allow them to enter watercourses or surface water drains. If water contaminated with ammonia enters a watercourse or surface water drain, report it immediately by calling the UK wide pollution hotline on 0800 80 70 60. * If contaminated water… read more
…inspections and cleaning. Guidance on oil separators is available from the Agencies (PPG3 - Reference 3). Surface water gullies and manhole covers should be colour coded, using blue for surface water systems and red for foul. Clean, uncontaminated roof water should discharge directly to the surface… read more
…as well as the colour coding. How to complete the waste paperwork Classifying and describing sharps waste If you have segregated your waste according to this guidance, you will need to classify the waste in the consignment note as follows: Use the European waste catalogue codes: * 18 01 03* and… read more
…surface water to the surface water drainage system. Colour code your drainage system by painting manhole covers, gullies and grills using a recognised colour coding system: blue for surface water drains and red for foul water drains. This will help you to identify which system you are discharging… read more
…activities do not cause land, air or water pollution. Land contamination Oil storage Chemical storage Storage and transport Ensure you use colour coded bins, storage compartments, drums and containers for waste chemicals. These must be secure, weatherproof, waterproof, flame resistant, shockproof… read more
…dark colours to reduce the need for cleaning your equipment between colour changeovers. Use less water by using automated gun washing machines. Mask off empty positions on your jigs to reduce the amount of cleaning required. Inspect surfaces carefully to avoid coating obvious rejects. Drain your… read more
…with cleaning taking place in an area draining to the foul sewer. Gullies, grids and manhole covers should be identified as foul or surface systems using colour coded arrows indicating the direction of flow. Use blue for surface water, red for foul drains and ensure these are understood by staff.… read more
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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