Safe Working Practices - Materials Reclamation Facility (MRF) – INDUCTION



Those people who are about to start work in a Materials Reclamation Facility (MRF)
This training course would be suitable for casual / temporary / agency staff, providing pre-engagement awareness of the good practice measures required in street collection operations.


  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the operations of an MRF
  • To provide knowledge of the safety requirements required when working in an MRF


  1. To provide an understanding of the employers and employees responsibilities within the Health and Safety at Work Act
  2. To raise awareness of actions which may constitute a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  3. To explain basic personal health and safety requirements when working in an MRF e.g. PPE
  4. To provide an understanding of how MRF’s operate (using video footage)
  5. To raise awareness of the type of accidents that can occur when working in an MRF
  6. To help candidates identify areas of high risk within MRF operations
  7. To provide an awareness of specific health and safety procedures that may operate within an MRF. The subjects would be explained:
    1. Lock-off procedures
    2. Entry into confined spaces
    3. Traffic / Pedestrian interaction
    4. Plant cleaning and maintenance protocol


  • On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to;
  • Understand the basic function of an MRF
  • Understand the complex mechanical operations of an MRF
  • Understand how their individual actions contribute towards the safe operations of an MRF
  • Identify the typical safety routines required when completing plant cleaning and maintenance operations
  • Recognise the actions required when dealing with unplanned incidents
  • Recognise opportunities to reduce the risks and contribute towards safe MRF operations
  • Support  good health and safety practice within MRF operations