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Integrated Safety Systems in Waste Disposal Centres

Safety in Waste Disposal Centres

The European Union describes correct management of hazardous and non-hazardous, residential or special  waste in specific Regulations and Directives. Each Member State, including Italy, have transposed the principles laid down by the European Union into a specific legislation concerning waste management.

The “waste chain” which starts when the waste is created and continues with its  collection, transportation, processing (recovery or disposal) and reuse/recycling requires an integrated safety system in order to guarantee the continuity of the service during the whole process.

Safety Systems for Waste materials

Design, planning, installation, putting into service and maintenance of the anti-intrusion and anti-theft alarm systems in compliance with the relevant CEI 79-3 and CEI EN 50131-1 Standards are necessary to guarantee safety in these critical areas.

Before designing the system, possible threats and risks are analyzed.  The costs of possible thefts and damage as well as the location of the real estate, the presence of  controlling workforces and the history of previous thefts or threats are taken into consideration.

For industrial sites we usually offer protection including the monitoring of access points, surfaces and volumes with an external perimeter protection of the industrial site, including fences and areas not built on. We also take the topography and the use of nearby areas into account.

During the design phase we evaluate the possibility of protecting special areas inside the perimeter containing assets which may be of particular importance for the Company.

A second barrier protects internal buildings and rooms. A made-to-measure system is used for special rooms requiring a higher level of safety, such as DPC, server rooms and safes.

Video Surveillance Services for Waste Disposal

Pursuant to the CEI EN 62676 Standard, before designing an industrial video surveillance system we carry out an analysis of the specific requirements of the industrial site and identify which areas require  not only visual monitoring limited to the storage of images, but also  active filming and detecting of incidents by means of the following:

  • dumping of bulky and special waste, household appliances, furniture and mattresses is monitored by means of “left object” intelligent video analysis.
  • Vehicles waiting outside communal separate waste depots beyond the timetables fixed are monitored by means of an intelligent “stationary vehicle”  video analysis system signaling the presence of a stationary vehicles beyond a pre-established time limit inside communal separate waste depots.
  • Suspect persons are tracked by means of auto-tracking systems.
  • Smoke is detected by means of thermal video cameras as well as “Smoke Fire” video analysis algorithms capable of detecting fires inside the relevant area.
  • People dumping waste beyond a certain time limit or waste which is not allowed close to communal separate waste depots are identified by means of thermal video cameras and intelligent video analysis of images with “trespassing” algorithm images.
  • Automatic signaling in real time in the case of access into a particular area, with pop-ups, video confirmation and localization of the relevant point on the map.

Access Control and Detection Systems – Waste

It is crucial that only authorized persons have access to certain areas. This guarantees the reliability of the whole production process and increases the level of safety against possible internal and external attacks.

In general, full-height turnstiles for personnel are provided at pedestrian access points and vehicle barriers with RFID recognition systems are provided for cars and articulated vehicles.

The access control systems guarantee the following:

  • higher safety level against internal/external/visitor’s attacks: internal and external areas are compartmentalized and gate access levels are assigned depending on the title, day, time band etc.
  • More flexible access through the use of new identification technologies and access by smart-phone using BLE, NFC and QR codes;
  • Multi-site centralized management using platforms whose number may be increased (number of users and terminals) depending on the corporate requirements without any impact on system operation.
  • Detection of the presence of employees when processing payrolls by means of dedicated terminals for  clock in and clock out reading. As an alternative, it is possible to use access control terminals and interface them with pre-existing systems used for processing payrolls.
  • Vehicle transit control by means of registration number reading systems, UHF electronic toll collection and APP-BLE systems as well as to control pedestrian access.  This function applies to all types of persons having access to the site (employees, external companies, visitors).
  • Retrospective tracking of incidents for security and statistic purposes.
  • Electronic door keeping: semi-automatic reception based on time bands and remote access control for unattended gates  using IP video intercom systems.

Fire detection systems for Waste Disposal

Business continuity in the industrial sector is a priority. Interruptions in the data flow can cause very significant losses and damage the image of a Company.

When there is a fire outbreak, a system capable of alerting at an early stage makes it possible to secure the contents of a building. The purposes of the  smoke detection system can be summarized as follows:

01detecting a possible fire outbreak in the shortest time possible

02helping in rapid evacuation and goods removal

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The design, installation, putting into service, operational control and maintenance of smoke detection systems in the industrial sector take place in compliance with the UNI 9795, UNI EN54 and UNI 11224 Standards.