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Protection and Maintenance

5.5Pollution
5.5.1

Requirement

Waste disposal shall be in accordance with current waste management legislation and regulations.

Means of verification

SLIM woodlands:

  • No evidence of significant impacts from waste disposal.

Non-SLIM woodlands:

  • Documented policy or guidelines on waste disposal including segregation, storage, recycling, return to manufacturer.

Guidance

Waste includes:

  • Surplus chemicals
  • Chemical containers
  • Plastic waste
  • Fuels and lubricants.

Plastic tree shelters should not be allowed to create a litter problem at the end of their effective life.

5.5.2

Requirement

Biodegradable cutting-chain lubricants shall be used where practicable.

Means of verification

All woodlands:

  • Evidence from purchase records and discussions with the owner/manager, staff and contractors.

SLIM woodlands:

  • Justification if non-biodegradable lubricants are being used.

Non-SLIM woodlands:

  • Documented policy on the use of lubricants.

Guidance

Practicability encompasses operator health and costs of running machinery.

5.5.3

Requirement

Plans and equipment shall be in place to deal with accidental spillages.

Means of verification

All woodlands:

  • Discussions with owner/manager and relevant staff
  • Appropriate equipment available in the field.

Non-SLIM woodlands:

  • Written plans.