waste and recycling


Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Veolia launches guide on ‘safely’ reopening recycling centres

Resource management company, Veolia UK, recently issued a guide, titled ‘Local Authority Guidance on the Safe reopening of HWRC Networks‘ to help local authorities and contractors to “safely reopen” household waste recycling centres (HWRC) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read More

Director struck off after serious safety breaches

The director of a waste transfer company has been found guilty and banned from being a company director after knowingly exposing employees to serious unsafe working conditions. Read More

Fine after serious crush at recycling plant

A recycling company has been ordered to pay £25,000 after an employee was crushed between a Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) and a mini digger. Read More

Safety training company will be exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo 2019

A training company for waste and recycling industries, will be exhibiting at the Safety & Health Expo 2019, to showcase its one-day safety course. Read More

Viridor fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries

A worker’s hand was seriously injured by defective hydraulic cutters, leading to a £131,000 fine for a recycling and waste management company. Read More

£500k fine in worker death case

A waste management company has been fined £500k after an employee was killed when he was struck by a reversing JCB loading shovel. Read More

Plastic bale collapse crushed worker

A recycling company has been sentenced after one of their employees was fatally crushed by falling plastic bales. Read More

Suez fine: Worker’s back injury preventable

An employee helped to manually move steps weighting in excess of 950kg, after repair works had taken place. As a result of this work, the employee sustained a back injury. Read More

Firm fined £30k after worker’s legs crushed

Company fined after an operative is injured falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber. Read More



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