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All waste must be stored in
the appropriate storage areas
All waste must be disposed
of in the supplied bins and
according to the signs or
written procedures
Waste materials must
NOT be burnt on site.
Where practical turn off
equipment when not in use.
ManageMenT and
All neighbourhood complaints
are to be reported to
management, recorded
and appropriate action taken
All environmental incidents
and emergencies are to be
reported to your supervisor
immediately and to be
recorded on the green
Incident Report Form.
Greg said when employees
were in doubt about anything,
they should seek guidance
from their supervisor.
“Failure to comply with
operational and environmental
work instructions and regulations
can lead to a number of serious
issues,” he said.
They include:
Harm to yourself and
fellow employees
Neighbourhood complaints
Pollution of the environment
including our air and
water supplies
Legal action against the
Company and yourself
by the authorities and
Disciplinary action
by the Company
Has (and regularly tests)
procedures to deal with
environmental emergencies
Monitors and prevents
discharges that can cause
environmental harm
Develops and acts upon
plans to improve
performance with air,
water, noise, resource
and waste issues
Keeps records of all significant
environmental matters and
Does not allow changes that
may cause environmental harm.
Baghouses and other
equipment designed to
reduce air emissions are to
be properly operated and
maintained. (this equipment
is to be regularly monitored)
Scrap contaminated by oil,
grease, paint or metal
plating is to be minimised
prior to use in the furnaces
or ovens
No wastes are to be washed
or dumped into the storm
water system
All spills are to be cleaned
up immediately
All equipment cleaning is to
be done in bunded areas
where practical
All chemical storage tanks
and drums, whether full or
empty, are to be stored in
properly bunded areas as
soon as they arrive on site.
Noise emissions from the
site are to be reduced
as much as practical,
especially at night
“Bradken sites globally must
manage the environmental
impact of activities under
their control,” Greg said.
“Additionally, we must all
keep in mind the current
focus of many environmental
authorities is now efficient
energy use, efficient
resource use and reducing
waste disposals.”
The basic rules of
environmental management
are the same, setting limits on:
Air emissions (gases,
dusts and GHGs)
Water emissions
Waste disposal
Soil and
Energy use
Most Bradken sites
also require a range of
environmental licences
Environmental licence(s)
from the relevant EPA
Hazardous (flammable/
dangerous) chemicals
storage and handling licence
Trade waste to sewer licence
These licences will have
a range of obligations or
conditions that must be
met and may be included
in work instructions.
Copies of these licences
are available from site
ouR sysTeMs
Environmental Management
Systems have been
developed for each site
to assist management
and employees meet the
environmental obligations.
Has operating procedures
for all functions that may
affect the environment
In order to achieve our
environmental objectives,
we have an Environmental
Policy Clause on compliance
that states Bradken has an
obligation to:
“Ensure all businesses
on each site have the
management systems
and operating procedures
which will secure compliance
with the spirit of the law and
any other environmental
commitments. This includes
identifying, controlling and
monitoring the environmental
risks associated with the
operation of the Bradken
businesses to a standard
accepted by the community.”
Environmental Officer
Greg Chaplin said each
Bradken site had a range of
environmental obligations to
meet community expectations
of a corporate citizen.
“There are also detailed
obligations from the various
environmental licences, the
federal, state and local
legislation and regulations
plus our ‘duty of care’ or
‘due diligence’ requirements
to protect the environment,”
Greg said.
“It is the role of management,
staff and all employees to
ensure these obligations
are met.”
Every country and most
states have their own set
of environmental laws and
regulations and while the
wording, terminologies,
regulations and standards
of these laws and regulations
are all different, their intent
is essentially similar.