The independent survey of specific Doosan Babcock operations at the Baltic Business Centre site in Gateshead was undertaken September 23rd 2010 at the request of management. MESH Consultants Ltd, was instructed to carry out this survey, and were requested to consider safety arrangements of intended procedures associated with the discharge of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) waste and ancillary project equipment.
The key objective of this DSEAR survey was to determine whether operations under review were subject to duties within the Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) – and to comment on relevant hazards and control measures employed on-site. Supporting information was provided by site management
Processing of NORM waste and residues is commonplace in the oil and gas industry and there is a reasonable amount of data available on which to base judgements in relation to DSEAR and waste disposal requirements..
The key findings linked to DSEAR requirements were discussed in the detailed report and the risk assessment provided to the client.