ONE BREATH CAN KILL – slurry gas at the right concentration will kill.
Many people have drowned in or been asphyxiated by slurry or slurry gas. Often a second person trying a rescue is killed too.
Fence off lagoons, pits and tanks to stop anyone falling or climbing in. The standard of fencing should be very secure.
Keep everybody well away from areas that store slurry.
Carefully plan slurry stirring and pumping tasks. Keep unauthorised people away.
Mix/stir on a windy day, always mix from a position outside any building. Stirring inside a building needs more safety measures and should be avoided.
Gas is released as soon as mixing starts.
No one should have access to the area where slurry is being stirred until at least 30 minutes after the work is complete.