Duty of Care - University of Bristol

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This note has been compiled by the Energy and Environmental Management Unit (EEMU) to outline legislation relating to Duty of Care, at the University of Bristol.

The Duty of Care applies to anyone who produces or imports, keeps or stores, transports, treats or disposes of waste. It applies to all waste including materials sent for recovery, reuse and recycling. The Duty of Care is a law, which says that you must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe. If you give waste to someone else, you must be sure they are authorised to take it and can transport, recycle or dispose of it safely. 

The resource explains who the briefing applies to, what you have to do and provies further information, contact details and appendices.