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How do Batteries cause fires?

How do Batteries cause fires?

It seems like every week another fire happens in a scrap metal yard. The same excuse is often given as blaming Lithium Ion batteries. BUT why? what makes these batteries catch fire? Here’s the answer:To understand why those batteries keep catching fire, first...
Are you a member?

Are you a member?

We are the most proactive Association that caters for Scrap Metal Dealers and collectors and Motor Salvage operators. You might not think you need our help… 82 % of our members thought the same, until they got a Notice or a visit or a break in. Just because we...
What’s going on in OXFORD?

What’s going on in OXFORD?

So what’s going on in Oxford Licensing Department? Charging £51.33 an hour for a licensing officer , and £128 an hour for a service manager to check the licensing officers work… Guess who pays for it? YOU DO scrap dealers! That’s why a site licence...
Do you understand the law that you are bound to?

Do you understand the law that you are bound to?

SECTION 16 ( 11) SMDA 2013 If the owner, occupier or other person in charge of the premises requires the officer to produce— (a) evidence of the officer’s identity, or (b) evidence of the officer’s authority to exercise those powers, the officer must produce that...