Since the generator manages Satellite accumulation areas, they are essential audit points to evaluate the safety and hygiene of their waste management practices. Located at or near the end of the generation, Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAAs) usually store hazardous waste and require regular inspections. In this post, let’s examine some highlights of the satellite accumulation area inspection checklist: 

  • What are the critical elements of the satellite accumulation area inspection checklist?
  • Why is it vital for such frequent inspections?
  • How does Fielda make these inspections faster and easier for inspectors? 

What does a typical Satellite Accumulation Area Inspection Checklist cover? Essential points checked during an SAA audit include how the waste is stored; is the material held in suitable containers with inner linings that do not react with the hazardous material inside? Are the containers well maintained and in good condition, free of leaks and damage? Is labeling of the containers appropriately done, and is there signage to indicate the presence of hazardous materials. Inspectors also check if the location of the SAA is suitable as it must be at some minimum distance from the source and must be managed regularly for emptying and maintaining proper hygiene. Additionally, the checklist includes items like whether emergency contacts are displayed at the site and if locations of the shower and eye wash facilities are indicated. 

Why such SAA Inspections must be conducted regularly: Managing hazardous waste poses unique risks, and the accumulation of hazardous waste at these SAAs is only temporary. Their regular disposal is vital to reducing the chances of injury, contamination, and health problems at the facility. Leaks and spills can also pose severe risks in the immediate term. These checklists help inspectors take stock of the upkeep of SAAs and the proper processes for collection, handling, and internal transport of hazardous materials. Failure to follow the required protocols can get the waste generator in trouble with regulatory bodies and result in hefty penalties.  

How Fielda makes these inspections faster and easier: Inspectors often operate in facilities such as factories, pharmaceutical labs, research centers, etc., located in remote areas. Fielda is designed to not only enable data collection via digital checklists but also has offline data capture capability. This ensures field data collection is uninterrupted no matter where the SAA is located. In addition, the end-to-end digital process makes data management effortless. It enables team leads to review information in real-time, take stock of inspection status reports and plan the next steps proactively. 

Capture: Ensure uninterrupted field data collection, bolster reports with additional files and documents uploaded directly from a mobile device

Analyze: Make data analysis instant and efficient by eliminating physical form processing and the associated errors of manual data entry 

Control: Review dashboards and metrics for critical SLAs, gather status updates, and make informed decisions with real-time data access.  

 

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