CIRIA launches updated guidance on containment systems
The construction industry’s research and information association, CIRIA, is presenting updated guidance on containment systems for the prevention of pollution at its London HQ on 23 June 2014.
Developed by SLR Consulting, the updated guidance aims to further assist the operators of industrial and commercial facilities in managing the risks associated with storing substances that may be hazardous to the environment. The project has been supported by both the Environment Agency and SEPA.
Technical Director, Ian Walton, from the SLR’s Water Environment team, who led the project, said: “With the updated guidance covering a wide breadth of subjects, from regulation and environmental risk assessments through to construction detailing, a multi-disciplinary approach was required. CIRIA’s Project Steering Group, which included regulators, emergency services and industry representatives, provided valuable input and expertise to the project’s development.”
Ian will be speaking at the launch, providing an overview of the new guidance. More details on CIRIA’s event can be found here.
The new guidance has been welcomed by Ian’s colleagues within SLR’s Industry Regulation & Management (IRM) group, who believe that the updated advice on upgrading facilities to appropriate standards will prove invaluable to petro-chemical and industrial clients. Recent SLR projects in these areas include bulk storage compliance assessments for facilities owned or operated by the MoD, Oil Terminal Operators, Network Rail and the Houses of Parliament.