STEPS TO CERTIFICATION

SIGN UP FOR A NO COST NO OBLIGATION ONLINE “GAP ANALYSIS”

 For an introductory 2 month period, from 19 June, 2017 to 21 August, 2017, you can sign up for a NO COST, NO OBLIGATION online gap analysis that will identify the areas within your business where attention may be required to enable you to become fully Certified. 

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO WORK WITH YOU AND ASSIST YOU TO BECOME AN AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLER (A-CAR). 

STEPS TO CERTIFICATION 

If you can answer “Yes” to the questions below, then you are likely in compliance with the general elements of the AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLER (A-CAR) program. 

Meeting the general requirements of the Code will help you prevent liabilities from leaks and spills and improve the operation of your yard. 

If you answered “No” to any of the questions, review your operations, talk to your peers and discuss how you can change your operation to meet the general elements of the program. 

Fluids 

  • Are all oils, transmission fluids, brake fluids, radiator and windshield washer fluids removed from vehicles before the shell is stored or crushed? 
  • Are the fluids stored in a safe covered location with adequate containment (i.e., secondary containment) that will catch fluids if the storage containers fail? 
  • Do you have Waste Oils or other waste fluids collected by a licenced Hazardous Waste disposal transporter and do you keep the shipping records for a minimum of 2 years? 
  • Do you know the thresholds of spilled hazardous liquids that must be reported to the State EPA? 
  • Are small spills and leaks on the ground cleaned up? 

Solids 

  • Are all lead-acid batteries removed and stored in a dry location; 
  • Are sludge and contaminated solids stored in a secured drum as Hazardous Waste? 
  • Is solid Hazardous Waste collected by licenced hazardous waste transporter? 
  • Do you store the transporter’s records for 2 or more years? 
  • Are less than 1000 tyres on site at any one time? 

Emergency Preparedness 

  • Does your yard have a spill kit adequate to deal with the quantity and toxicity of hazardous
    fluids on site? 

Refrigerants 

  • Does a certified or licensed mechanic or technician remove the refrigerants from end-of-life vehicles? 
  • Does the mechanic or technician keep a log of all end-of-life vehicles that have been evacuated? 
  • Does the mechanic or technician tag or mark vehicles once the refrigerant has been removed? 
  • Do you give or dispose of the refrigerants to a certified or licensed business or recycler? 
  • Do you keep all records for a minimum of 2 years? 

Before participating in an audit, you can review the Audit Protocols, a score-sheet used by the auditors during on-site visits. 

Download a copy of the audit protocols here and test yourself, or sign-up for the ONLINE “GAP ANALYSIS”!

 

For further information contact David Nolan - 0418 829 110 - Email - drnolan@autorecycle.com.au