Safe Working Practices - Street Cleansing / Litter Clearance

AIMS, OBJECTIVES and LEARNING OUTCOMES

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Those people whose work activities require them to carryout some or all of the following work activities;
  • Mechanical highway sweeping
  • Mechanical high street sweeping
  • Pedestrian sweeping operations
  • Litter bin emptying
  • Litter clearance
  • Flytipping removal

AIMS

  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the 1998 Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations (PUWER)
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the correct manual handling techniques to used when handling completing street cleansing and site clearance operations
  • To provide knowledge of the good practice safety requirements required when working in areas of heavy pedestrian footfall and passing traffic
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the dangers that may encountered when completing flytipping removal
  • To provide knowledge of how to conduct ourselves when required to interact with members of the public (customer care)
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of wastes segregation that may be required to meet current landfill restrictions
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the current waste legislation / regulation and waste strategy

OBJECTIVES

  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 personal health and safety requirements when engaged in street cleansing / litter clearance operations e.g. PPE / personal hygiene
  4. To raise awareness the correct manual handling techniques
  5. To provide an understanding of vehicle / pedestrian protocol when working in areas of heavy pedestrian footfall
  6. To raise awareness of the hidden dangers that may be present when completing flytipping removal
  7. To help candidates identify areas of high risk when completing street cleansing and site clearance operations
  8. To help candidates identify high risk activities within street cleansing and site clearance operations
  9. To raise awareness of the current waste strategy and the requirement to segregate waste
  10. To help candidates identify wastes that will require alternative treatment than the traditional landfill disposal route
  11. To provide knowledge of the actions required to promote a good customer experience when they come into contact with people completing street cleansing and site clearance operations (customer care)
  12. To provide knowledge of the actions that may promote a poor customer experience and lead to a conflict situation when engaging members of the public (customer care)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to;
  • Understand the strategy / vision and targets contained within current waste legislation and regulation
  • Identify wastes that will need segregation for alternative treatment other than the traditional landfill disposal route
  • Understand the requirements of the 1974 health and safety at work act
  • Understand the requirements of the 1998 Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations (PUWER)
  • Understand and implement the good working practices required to support the safe operations when completing street cleansing and site clearance operations
  • Understand and implement the correct manual handling techniques to be used when completing street cleansing and site clearance operations
  • Understand how their individual actions can contribute towards the safe operations
  • Understand how their actions can promote a good customer experience when engaging members of the public (customer care)
  • Understand and recognise the actions which may promote a poor customer experience (customer care)
  • Recognise opportunities to reduce risks and contribute towards safe operations