STORAGE AND SAFETY

Fertiliser storage and handling is a major consideration throughout the distribution chain

FIAS (Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme) has been developed to help the industry manage the safety, security and traceability of all fertilisers and here at Thomas Bell we help our farmers operate to their requirements by providing advice and safety information.

Notifications for the storage of Ammonium Nitrate and Relevant Ammonium Nitrate Mixture
MORE THAN 25 TONNES MARKED AS AN OXIDISING AGENT
  1. Inform the local area Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) and the local HSE office under The Dangerous Substances (Notification and marking of sites) Regulations 1990.
  2. Display a yellow hazard sign at the storage area access points and ideally display an oxidising agent sign where the fertiliser is stored.
MORE THAN 150 TONNES OF ‘RELEVANT AMMONIUM NITRATE MIXTURES
  1. Inform the local area Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) and the local HSE office under The Dangerous Substances (Notification and marking of sites) Regulations 1990.

Fertiliser 5 Point Security Plan

  1. Wherever possible, use a Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) approved supplier
  2. Wherever possible, keep in a secure area such as a building or sheeted away from public view
  3. Carry out regular stock checks and report any loss to the Police immediately (call 101)
  4. Avoid leaving fertiliser in a field overnight- never leave fertiliser in the field for a long period of time
  5. Remember, it is illegal to sell Ammonium Nitrate without the correct documentation

For more information on safe storage of fertilisers please visit www.secureyourfertiliser.gov.uk

Download the Fertiliser 5 Point Security Plan

FIAS

Thomas Bell are members of the UK Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme and certified under the Manufacturing, Merchanting and Haulage schemes. Thomas Bell utilise FIAS certified third-party hauliers to transport in moving products from ports across the UK to farm. Non FIAS merchants have restrictions on the products they are allowed to purchase.

FIAS ID: F1078
Expires: 30-Sep-2020

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