health and safety

Protecting vulnerable road users

10/01/2024

The EU General & Pedestrian Safety Regulation (GSR) requires truck manufacturers to offer a range of features designed to protect vulnerable road users. LAPV talks to Andy Graves, CRM, Data & Insights Manager, Dennis Eagle, about what the truck manufacturer is doing to improve safety.

Recycling company fined £40k after bin lorry crush death

20/10/2023

A recycling company has been fined £40,000 after its failure to maintain the lifting equipment on a refuse vehicle caused the death of an employee.

Council warns against binning batteries after RCV fire

06/10/2023

Cotswold District Council has warned residents of the risks of binning lithium-ion batteries after a fire broke out this week in one of its refuse collection vehicles (RCV).

Recycling truck fire prompts battery warning

28/07/2023

Stroud residents are being warned not to discard batteries at home after a fire was started in a recycling truck.

Fleetclear launches tracking device for lone workers

26/06/2023

Fleet solution provider Fleetclear is launching a personal tracking device to improve safety for lone workers.

Council trials hi-tech drones for bridge inspections

09/03/2023

Worcestershire County Council has started to use hi-tech drones fitted with cameras to carry out bridge inspections.

RCV operators urged to review safety of bin lifts

02/03/2023

Operators of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have been urged to review their use of semi-automatic and automatic bin lifting equipment against published guidance.

Mechanics warned of the life-threatening dangers of working under vehicles

24/02/2023

Leading voices in motor vehicle repair have teamed up with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to warn of the dangers of working under vehicles without proper equipment.

DCW gets connected with Fleetclear

08/02/2023

The South West’s leading zero to landfill waste management and recycling company, DCW, has teamed up with fleet solution provider, Fleetclear to enhance safety and keep track of its fleet and driver workforce.

Coventry bin collections halted after tragic death

24/01/2023

Bin collections in Coventry are to restart today after a senior member of the city council’s bin crew tragically lost their life while undertaking their duties.

Biffa adopts ‘game-changer’ health and safety software

12/10/2022

Sustainable waste and recycling firm Biffa has launched a new health and safety platform that will be a ‘game-changer’ in how it manages risk.

Staff praised for ‘speedy response’ to bin lorry fire

27/09/2022

Waste collection staff in Exeter have been praised for acting quickly to prevent a serious bin lorry fire last week when they noticed smoke coming from the back of their vehicle.

Waste company fined £190,000 after contractor death

19/08/2022

A waste management company has been fined £190,000 after a contractor died when he fell seven metres while carrying out maintenance work.

Councils bring forward bin collections to protect staff during heatwave

18/07/2022

Councils across the country will be collecting bins, garden waste and recycling an hour earlier over the next two days to limit staff exposure to high temperatures.

The argument for in-house testing in vehicle workshops

13/05/2022

Steve Braund, marketing manager, Totalkare makes the case for in-house testing in vehicle workshops.

Doncaster couple plead guilty to ‘shocking assault’ on collection crew

26/04/2022

A Doncaster woman and her partner pleaded guilty yesterday to a shocking and violent assault on a SUEZ recycling and recovery collection crew.

Council warns spike in bin fires costing taxpayers over £3,000

21/04/2022

Newcastle City Council has warned of a spike in wheelie bin fires which has cost local taxpayers over £3,000.

Veolia advances health and safety for vehicle crews

16/03/2022

Resource management company, Veolia, working through its specialist health and safety teams, has launched a range of initiatives that will further boost the company's stringent health and safety record.

Regulator issues safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels

27/10/2021

Britain’s safety regulator has issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels, widely used in the waste and recycling sector.

RVS achieves latest ISO 45001 health and safety standard

29/07/2021

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) have achieved their ISO 45001 certification, demonstrating that they are a company with the highest standards in workplace health and safety.

Keeping the wheels turning

21/06/2021

Rob Bailey, principal advisor for transport and fleet services, APSE, looks at how fleet services dealt with COVID-19 and will move forward.

CMS SupaTrak passes health and safety certification

26/04/2021

Connected fleet specialist CMS SupaTrak has passed its ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management accreditation.

Environmental services company fined over £1m after worker fatally crushed

07/04/2021

An environmental management services company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle.

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