health and safety

Investigation launched after bin lorry worker hit by refuse truck


A council investigation has been launched after a bin lorry operative was run over by his own refuse collection vehicle in Walsall.

Protecting vulnerable road users


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


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


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


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


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

Council trials hi-tech drones for bridge inspections


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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