For many years the waste industry has relied on agency staff to maintain continuity of service delivery.

The ability to call-in and easily dispense- with the services of these people has developed, in most cases, a culture of total disregard for the wellbeing of these people whilst they are at work. Both their employer i.e. the agency they are working through, and the client, the waste industry operator engaging their services, are ready to cut all the corners necessary to ensure the service is CHEAP.

The waste industry continues to struggle with its health and safety culture and spends an awful lot of time and money trying to workout what’s going wrong. In my opinion the tradition of using agency staff, in its current format, is perpetuating the problem.

Read my opinion piece in RECYCLING & WASTE WORLD...............