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Enfield Industrial Estate, Recycling Plant Activation
24 December 2021 @ 6:47 am
- Fire Rescue Service; London Fire Brigade (LFB)
- Location; Industrial estate, Jeffreys Road
- Fire; Single storey loading bay containing 8 tonnes of mixed recycling
- 82M x 52M
- Date of incident; 12 November 2021
- Time of call; 06:47
- Occupancy; Commercial recycling plant unit of two floors
- Commercial sprinkler system
- Water supply suction tank and pump
LFB have reported that six pumping appliances, attended a fire in the loading bay of a commercial unit involving 40 firefighters. Ten members of staff left the property before the arrival of the LFB, two men required hospital treatment. The commercial sprinkler system activated suppressing the fire allowing crews to tackle the incident, the concrete silo containing mixed waste has been identified as the seat of the fire.
Business continuity for this type of facility is paramount, following any fire, you must ask yourself what will be the financial/environmental impact specifically in the light of the recent climate meeting in Glasgow. This incident clearly identifies the benefits of sprinklers, reducing the potential impacts from an industrial fire.
- Carbon dioxide/greenhouse gases released from the fire, restoration activities for building contents/stock
- Fire damage to the building/contents
- Water run-off from firefighting activities reducing contamination
- Smoke damage to local receptors
- Loss of business/revenue
your attention is drawn to the articles referenced below
- BAFSA Focus article; Warehouses & modern logistics facilities, sprinklers are an essential part of the business resilience tool kit
- Business sprinkler alliance, “when a building burns down what is the cost to the environment”