|Safe access to discharge sampling point
|All water discharged from Blue Shap Quarry is sampled by the Environment Agency. There was some concern over the accessibility of the sampling point.
It was decided to clear a path through the woodland to a designated sampling point where an extendable pole was designed to obtain the water samples. All work is now carried out behind wooden fencing, which removes the risk of personnel leaning over the sampling point.
There is also a reduction to the risk of injury from vehicles as pedestrians are directed from a designated parking area, along a segregated walkway to the sampling point.