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Key risks associated with vehicles in the waste industry

Posted on 24th Feb, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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The UK generates a massive 430 million tonnes of waste each year, with over 160,000 workers employed in the industry, and the waste sector is regarded as one of the most hazardous sectors in the UK. A lot of this …

STOPSAFE emergency braking system gets approval from the VCA

Posted on 24th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Stopsafe gets approval from VCA

Exciting news this morning!!! We are proud to announce that after a long period of development and consultation with the VCA our emergency vehicle braking system STOPSAFE has received accreditation.

Why waste management vehicles are the safest they’ve ever been

Posted on 10th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Historically, waste management vehicles have brought many road safety risks to Britain’s roads. Between 2001 to 2002, and 2009 to 2010 there were a total of 57 fatalities in the waste management and recycling industry. These fatalities were the result of …

Keeping safe and secure in the waste management industries

Posted on 20th Feb, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Waste management sites are inherently dangerous and busy places. People are most vulnerable at these sites when waste is being collected and vehicles are present. To avoid accidents in this environment, vehicle operators need to be vigilant and aware of …

Success at the OWL show!

Posted on 28th Nov, 2014 by Jonathan Peach

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You may remember the Waste Management and Action event that we covered on the blog just a few weeks ago. We’re pleased to say it was a real success, and helped a number of individuals and organisations understand Optimised Waste …