This event offers a very different and unusual experience – a visit to one of the most sophisticated waste disposal facilities in the UK! It will give us a fascinating insight into how waste becomes energy and we will witness the actual operation, enabling us to recognise the importance to the local environment of the work undertaken at this site. Our visit will begin in the Visitors Centre, where we will be served with coffee/tea whilst the Education Centre Manager provides a 30-minute introduction, including an explanation about how the facility operates. We will then begin the tour, lasting approximately 90 minutes, starting in the Control Room where we will view the waste bunker and grab crane, plus the grate, turbine and condenser fans. The tour continues along narrow walkways often consisting of metal grating (including some at height) with occasional short flights of stairs.
When our tour has finished, we will leave the site and drive the short distance to the Akeman Inn for lunch (included in the price). Our tables are booked for 1.00 pm and they will be available until 4.00 pm so we can enjoy a leisurely lunch. When completing the application form please indicate your menu choices for the main and dessert courses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As this event is a visit to an industrial site, due to health & safety reasons, there are several conditions in place. Before submitting your application form, please check the following important restrictions. All visitors must be able to complete the tour as the group cannot be split once the tour has started. In the unlikely event of a fire, visitors must be able to descend up to six flights of stairs. Also, the generator in the turbine hall creates powerful magnetic fields that may affect medical devices such as pacemakers. We will be required to wear steel toe-capped boots, a hard hat, a hi-viz singlet, safety glasses and gloves, all provided on-site. Although these restrictions seem onerous, Greatmoor has advised us that the safety of their visitors is a primary consideration as the tour takes place in a working industrial facility.
There is a very limited number of places for this visit, therefore If you have any questions or wish to check availability, please call Pauline Schurer on 01494 871993 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.