Security of Fertiliser Storage on Farms

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 Diamond Fertilisers 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

 

1 TO 24 % TONNES:  No legislative requirements.

 

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’’
3. Inform the local areas FRS under The Dangerous Substances (Notification and Marking of Sites) Regulations 1990.

 

Fertiliser 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

 

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If you have any fertiliser enquiries please contact your local merchant or farm trader.

 

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