AN Facility and Laydown
Was the AN facility and associated laydown(s) inspected?
Are there any outstanding action items arising from previous Contacts, Internal Audits, Inspections etc?
If yes, have they been adequately addressed/closed out?
Gates are locked and area is appropriately signposted.
Liquid chemical storage as per AS1940 and Site Operating Licence L6869/1992/12 requirements:
(i) be graded or include a sump to allow recovery of liquid;
(ii) be chemically resistant to the substances stored;
(iii) include valves, pumps and meters associated with transfer operations wherever practical. Otherwise the equipment shall be adequately protected (e.g. bollards) and contained in an area designed to permit recovery of chemicals released following accidents or vandalism;
(iv) be designed such that jetting from any storage vessel or fitting will be captured within the bunded area [see for example Australian Standard 1940-2004 Section 5.8.3 (h)];
(v) be designed such that chemicals which may react dangerously if they come into contact, are in separate bunds in the same compound or in different compounds; and
(vi) be controlled such that the capacity of the bund is maintained at all times (e.g. regular inspection and pumping of trapped uncontaminated rain water).
Is the facility compliant with the following licence condition:
The Licensee shall as soon as practicable recover, or remove and dispose of, any liquid resulting from spills or leaks of chemicals including fuel, oil or other hydrocarbons, from inside or outside the low permeability compound(s).
If the area stores more than 1,000 L of combustible liquids, there is at least 1 suitably rated, portable and in date fire extinguisher present.
Area free of AN or emulsion spills.
Washdown bay is clean and sump is maintained.
Evaporation pond levels are satisfactory (no risk of overflow).
Appropriate waste receptacles are present and utilised appropriately.
Overall house keeping is neat and organised - no windblown rubbish or spills etc.
Are actions required to be raised?