Emergency Response Procedures

Emergency Response Procedures

Under Part 5.7 of the POEO Act, there is a duty to notify each relevant authority (identified below) of a pollution incident, where material harm to
the environment is caused or threatened. Material harm includes actual or potential harm to the health or safety of human beings or to
ecosystems that is not trivial or that results in actual or potential loss (refer definitions) or property damage of an amount over $10,000.

For the above pollution incidents, the Operations Manager (Prospect), from Austral Masonry will be responsible for reporting to the authorities
below without delay.

Relevant Authorities' Notification Order

If there is an immediate threat to human health or the environment:
Call Fire and Rescue FIRST 000
The Manufacturing Manager of Plant Manager will continue the next calls.
EPA 131 555
Ministry of Health
(SSW Camperdown PHU)
9515 9420
WorkCover 131 050
Blacktown City Council
(Plant 2)
9839 6000
Holroyd City Council
(Plant 1)
9840 9840
If there is not an immediate threat to human health or the environment:
Call EPA first 131 555
WorkCover 131 050
Ministry of Health
(Westmead PHU)
9845 5555
Fire and Rescue NSW
(Pollution incident notification hotline)
1300 729 579
Blacktown City Council
(Plant 2)
9839 6000
Holroyd City Council
(Plant 1)
9840 9840

Early warnings for affected or potentially affected community members for any pollution incident are to be communicated to those members via a door knock process. Josef Artho or nominee will be responsible for coordinating the door knock.

For air pollution incidents that may affect neighbours, those neighbours will be asked to close their doors and windows and stay indoors until further notice.

For water pollution incidents that may affect neighbours who could access the said water, those neighbours will be asked to avoid use of the water until further notice.

Regular updates of any pollution incidents will be via letterbox drop to the local community, notices in local papers or via door knocks as required.

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