Waste Management News

CLINICAL WASTE TRAINING – NORTH WALES

January 2011

Following a specific request from the Isle of Anglesey County Council we have recently delivered a series of training courses covering the MANAGEMENT & COLLECTION OF CLINICAL WASTE 

The training courses were attended by Operations Managers, Enforcement Officers, Administrative staff and Frontline Operatives from the County Council and their appointed contractors, VERDANT and EMINIENT ENVIRONMENTAL.

The CLINICAL WASTE course forms part of our MODULAR TRAINING PROGRAMME which is becoming more and more popular as waste operators strive to meet their health and safety responsibilities.

The courses were well received by all those that attended with the following comments being included on the delegate feedback forms;

  • Fantastic course
  • Very good informative course
  • Thank you- very informative and met all the course requirement
  • Information given very clear and interesting
  • Trainer good speaker
  • Excellent course
  • I feel this course was important enough and enjoyable to have lasted a whole day
  • Well presented and very professional
   

1000s' TRAINED IN SAFE WASTE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

January 2011

Continued growth in demand for our WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES has helped to achieve a significant milestone. We have now passed the landmark number of 1000 individuals that have received training from our bespoke training courses.

Records show that clients are returning again and again to ensure their workforce remains fully aware of the industries latest best practice recommendations for safe waste operations.

Attendances on courses have exceeded 1800 and the feedback provided from those attendances has helped to fine tune the presentations and maintain the all important quality accreditations from THE CHARTERED INSTITUTION OF WASTES MANAGEMENT (CIWM), THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS (ROSPA) and THE INSTITUTION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (IOSH)

DYNAMIC RISK ASSESSMENT is a key feature of our training and prompts lively discussion and debate during the courses, the outcome of which results in delegates being able to understand both individual and team roles in delivering safe operations.

Delegate feedback from recent courses includes the following;

  • I found the course very helpfull
  • This course really opened my eyes to Health & Safety
   

DELEGATES RECOMMEND TRAINING FOR OTHERS

November 2010

Following a recent 2 day AJFWM training programme which included Manual Handling (commensurate with the All Wales Passport Standard), Safe Working Practices - Street Collections and Reversing Assistant, the delegates were asked, by their employer, to complete a feedback form. One of the questions on the form was "would you recommend this course to a friend or colleague" 100% of the delegates answered YES they would recommend these courses.

Further delegate feedback can be seen below; 

   

TRAINING FOR WASTE OPERATORS CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACROSS WALES

November 2010

During recent months we have received numerous requests from waste operators to deliver training courses from our modular programme to their frontline operatives. This continued expansion means that AJF Waste Management is now providing training services to more than 30% of local authority waste operators across Wales.
The modular programme is proving popular because it can be adapted to fit with the operators service delivery commitments. Operations include Waste & Recycling collection services, Street-Scene operations & Street Cleansing operations all of which are fully adaptable to cause minimum disruption to the service delivery and maximum learning benefit for the candidate. Training has been delivered in the early morning, late afternoon and at weekends.

Delegates range from long serving, permanently engaged, employees to people just starting work in the industry and temporary (agency) staff. Work with people coming into the industry through the governments "Future Jobs Fund" continues to deliver a positive outcome for their prospective employer. 

Delegate feedback from all courses continues to be positive. A selection of the comments provided are as follows;

  • enjoyable course - thank you
  • very interesting and will make me work safer and take my time
  • it was really useful and will help with my job
  • great course - thanks
  • excellent course, well presented
  • really good
  • good day, good understanding and knowledge
  • enjoyable
  • very good
  • enjoyed course it was made very interesting
  • will be very helpful when returning to the workplace tomorrow
  • makes you realise the importance of your role in keeping yourself and the general public safe
  • first class, really well presented
   

STREET CLEANSING AND STREET SCENE TRAINING COURSES CONTINUE TO PROVE POPULAR

August 2010

The last few weeks have been very busy delivering training courses for local authorities across South Wales. A recent client has requested that their street cleansing operatives are trained in REVERSING ASSISTANT operations. This training was delivered in conjunction with the SAFE WORKING PRACTICES - STREET CLEANSING OPERATIONS  which includes dynamic risk assessment group exercises. Group exercises are always good fun providing the delegates opportunity to discuss and debate their actions to maintain safe operations when faced with unplanned changes.

SAFE WORKING PRACTICES - STREET SCENE training continues to be popular especially for people coming into the industry on temporary contracts, for the summer period, and through the usual agency staff route. Our clients are very keen to ensure that all operatives are fully aware of their responsibilities before they are given work in the local community.

The following comments have been provided on the delegate feedback forms;

  • Very interesrting - brill
  • Very good - thank you
  • I really learned a lot today
  • I found the course very helpful and interesting
  • Best ever course

   

WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES continue to be provided for LOCAL AUTHORITIES

July 2010

This month has seen further courses being provided for local authority operators.

SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS has been provided to agency staff supporting recycling collections and SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET CLEANSING / LITTER COLLECTIONS has been completed at BLAENAU GWENT CBC.


Delegate feedback from all courses has been positive, with the following comments being made;
  • Very helpful and not boring
  • Very informative and well presented
  • A very informative course, well delivered and I’m glad I could do it
  • The course was well set-out and delivered well
  • I though this lesson was well worth the time
  • Very good course and enjoyable 

Delegate feedback from Safe working Practices – Street Scene (induction)

  • The course went well and I understand the roles I may have to take in my job
  • The course was very helpful; I fully understand what is expected of me in my job.

AJF WASTE MANAGEMENT attends RoSPA, “HEALTH AND SAFETY IN WASTE MANAGEMENT” conference.

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We were extremely please to be able to exhibit our training courses at this premier waste industry health and safety event. Speakers from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the countries leading waste operators, Cory environmental and Veolia were in attendance. We take this opportunity to thank all those people that visited our stand and are pleased to be working with a number of new clients.

BLAENAU GWENT CBC extends SAFE WORKING PRACTICES too community groups engaged in litter clearance activities.

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AJF WASTE MANAGEMENT has drafted and illustrated a small, easy to read, pamphlet for use by community groups wanting too carryout litter picking activities in their local areas.

   

AJF WASTE MANAGEMENT called to provide additional training for the VALE OF GLAMORGAN CC waste operations

June 2010

Following the successful completion of last years training programme, in support of the VALE OF GLAMORGAN CC waste operations, AJF WASTE MANAGEMENT has been engaged to deliver training for new / temporary employees. The authority is currently rolling-out further recycling collection services and is keen to maintain staff training continuity throughout their operations.

 BLEANAU GWENT CBC extends training to permanent employees using AJF WASTE MANAGEMENT training course.

Employees engaged on Street Cleansing operations are receiving the newly developed training course “Safe Working Practices – Street Cleansing / Litter Clearance”. This follows the success of the FUTURE JOBS FUND training which continues to meet the needs of the authority.

 AJF secures contract to deliver further training for Future Jobs Funded people at BLAENAU GWENT CBC

We are very pleased to continue working with BLAENAU GWENT CBC providing training for the people engaged via on this government back to work scheme. Following the allocation of new funding additional people have been engaged to support and compliment the ongoing community enhancement work in the county. Read More.
   

Positive feedback from CONWY CBC for the SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS course

April 2010

Aselection of delegate feedback from CONWY CBC  “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS” courses;
  • Very informative and interesting days course
  • Very good information
  • Well presented and informative
  • Very good
  • the course was very good

The series of training for Conwy CBC has been successfully completed with the EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION course being the last in the series. Delegate feedback from this course was very positive:
  • will help us to deliver consistent good practice
  • very good course
  • very informative & well presented

Training for FUTURE JOBS FUND people continues for BLAENAU GWENT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL. Training courses have been further adapted to include Grounds Maintenance and Toilet Cleaning operations. Feedback comments from delegates is positive;
  • very clear information on health & safety
  • very friendly / very good
  • very good information – the safety information was very helpful
  • i think the course was very helpful and fun
   

AJF Training for FUTURE JOBS FUND people continues for BLAENAU GWENT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

March 2010

Training for FUTURE JOBS FUND people continues for BLAENAU GWENT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL. Training courses are being adapted to ensure that all aspects of their work are covered.  Feedback from our client is very positive. Link to testimonials

MANUAL HANDLING training continues to be provided to newly engaged temporary / agency staff for Cardiff County Council. Refresher training is also being provided for those people whose training requires updating.

Following the positive delegate feedback from the courses in CONWY CBC their full time Trades Union representative expressed a wish to attend the course “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS”. The encouraging comments the representative made throughout the course were welcomed and will serve to provide assurance for others yet to attend.

Our accredited training course “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS” is to be provided for selected people engaged by BLAENAU GWENT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL under the FUTURE JOBS FUND. These people have proved themselves to be valued and trusted operatives and have progressed to join the on-street collection teams.
   

We are pleased to have the opportunity to display our exhibition stand at the CIWM & CYLCH Joined – up thinking conference in Cardiff

February 2010

Image of Exhibition Stand DisplayWe are pleased to have the opportunity to display our exhibition stand at the CIWM & CYLCH Joined – up thinking conference in Cardiff. Link to picture   

The first of the series of courses “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS”  for Conwy CBC have been delivered with resounding success. Feedback form delegates and managers has been encouragingly positive and we look forward to completing the series by early May.

A further series of courses “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS” and “MANUAL HANDLING” are being delivered for MONMOUTHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The authority has taken back in-house a recycling materials collection service previously provided by an external partner. Link to testimonials

MANUAL HANDLING training continues to be provided to newly engaged temporary / agency staff for Cardiff County Council. Refresher training is also being provided for those people whose training requires updating.

Conwy CBC confirmed that they wanted their series of training to conclude with the EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION course.
   

BLAENAU GWENT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL chooses AJF to deliver a specially designed INDUCTION training

January 2010

Working with one of our associates we are pleased to design a new training course “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – WASTE TREATMENT / TRANSFER” for our associate to include as an integral element in their site licensing programme.

We were delighted to be chosen by BLAENAU GWENT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL to deliver a specially designed INDUCTION training course for temporary staff coming into their environment department under the FUTURE JOBS FUND scheme.

The criteria, of the scheme, set by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is that young people between the age of 18 – 24 and have been out of work for nearly a year, should be given work experience lasting at least 6 months.

The NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES manager at blaenau Gwent CBC was insistent that all people coming to work in his operational area, under the future jobs fund, received Health and Safety training ahead of their engagement. Link to testimonials
   

MANUAL HANDLING training continue to be provided to Cardiff County Council

January 2010

MANUAL HANDLING training continue to be provided to all newly engaged temporary / agency staff for Cardiff County Council.
   

Conwy, County Borough Council uses AJF for SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS

December 2009

We are pleased to secure a contract with Conwy, County Borough Council to deliver our training course “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS” to employees and agency staff in the new year.
   

AFJ secure the contract to deliver IOSH to the VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL

November 2009

Following the success of our MANUAL HANDLING courses for the Waste Management services at the VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL we were thrilled to secure the contract to deliver IOSH accredited MANUAL HANDLING courses for the GROUNDS MAINTENANCE service area. Link to testimonials
   

AJF made contact with the ROYAL SOCIETY for the PREVENTION ACCIDENTS (ROSPA)

November 2009

To further our efforts in providing customers with quality assured services we made contact with the ROYAL SOCIETY for the PREVENTION ACCIDENTS (ROSPA) to explore the possibility of gaining accreditations from this, highly respected, body. Following a meeting and presentation, at ROSPA headquarters in Birmingham, we were thrilled to receive their accreditation for all of our training courses specifically aimed at operatives engaged in frontline waste operations.

Once again this represents a first for the Waste industry and ROSPA who do not accredit any other courses designed exclusively for operatives working in frontline waste operations and a significant achievement for AJF Waste Management.

At AJF Waste Management we feel that having our training material scrutinised and our course delivery techniques verified by, highly respected bodies like, CIWM, IOSH & ROSPA, will help to give our current and prospective clients the assurance that we are able to deliver training at the very highest level which in turn will support the reduction of accidents in the waste industry.
   

SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS is delivered to the VALE of GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL

October 2009

As a result of two, very unfortunate accidents we are called-in to deliver a series of training courses for the VALE of GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL.  The training course SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS is delivered to all waste / recycling collection operatives and supervisors. Agency staff are also included in the training to ensure continuity throughout the workforce.

On completion of the above we are requested to deliver our training course “EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION” for all the SUPERVISORS and those individuals hoping to become supervisors in the near future. Link to testimonials

At AJF Waste Management we are never pleased to see accidents happening to frontline operatives in the waste industry. We are however pleased with the results of this series of courses. In particular the favourable comments made by the GMB trades union representative that attended the SAFE WORKING PRACTICES – STREET COLLECTIONS course on the first day. The on-going support, by the representative, for the courses was very pleasing.

AJF Waste Management and Dynamic Resource Network featured in the CIWM Autumn Newsletter.
   

INDUCTION – STREET COLLECTIONS and MANUAL HANDLING continues to be provided to Cardiff County Council

July 2009

The training courses “INDUCTION – STREET COLLECTIONS” and MANUAL HANDLING continues to be provided to all newly engaged temporary / agency staff for Cardiff County Council.

We are very please to be able to provide Internal Verification (IV) services for NEWPORT WASTESAVERS to help achieve NVQ accreditation for a number of their candidates.

AJF Waste Management & Dynamic Resource Network are featured in Materials Recycling Weekly (MRW) magazine. View the article here.
   

AJF secure the contract to deliver training courses for MONMOUTHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

June 2009

We are extremely pleased to secure the contract to deliver training courses for MONMOUTHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. All employees engaged in their Waste / Recycling and Street cleansing service area, including Supervisors, Managers, and Officers attend the training courses, “SAFE WORKING PRACTICES- STREET COLLECTIONS” and “MANUAL HANDLING”. View our testimonials here.
   

DYNAMIC RESOURCE NETWORK Ltd (DRN) is launched

May 2009

DYNAMIC RESOURCE NETWORK Ltd (DRN) is launched. DRN is the sister company to AJF Waste Management and was launched in a  further effort to support the reduction of accidents in the waste industry.  View the Western Mail article here.
   

AJF Waste Management is featured in the CIWM Newsletter & REVERSING ASSISTANT receives CIWM accreditation

February 2009

  • The training course “INDUCTION – STREET COLLECTIONS” continues to be provided to all newly engaged temporary / agency staff for Cardiff County Council.
  • MANUAL HANDLING training, commensurate with the ALL WALES MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING PASSPORT & INFORMATION SCHEME is now required by all newly engaged temporary / agency staff for Cardiff County Council. AJF Waste Management is engaged by recruitment agencies to train operatives ahead of their placement.
  • AJF Waste Management is featured in the CIWM Newsletter. View the publication here.
  • Training Course REVERSING ASSISTANT receives CIWM accreditation. View the publication here. View the publication here.
   

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