Safe Working Practices (Street Collections)

AIMS, OBJECTIVES and LEARNING OUTCOME

TARGET AUDIENCE

Those people whose work place is within front line waste and recycling collection operations and need to understand today’s good practice guidance to keep themselves and others safe whilst completing their duties.

AIMS

  • To provide an understanding of today’s good practice guidance for waste and recycling collection operations
  • To provide knowledge of the actions required to keep themselves and others safe whilst completing “on street” waste and recycling collection operations
  • To provide knowledge of the accidents that can happen if good practice is not followed

OBJECTIVES

  1. To raise awareness of the legislation that governs the way waste is managed by local authorities
  2. To provide an understanding of the employers and employees responsibilities within the Health and Safety at Work Act
  3. To raise awareness of actions which may constitute a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  4. To provide knowledge of the waste industry accident record
  5. To provide an understanding of risk evaluation
  6. To help candidates identify high risk activities within street collection operations
  7. To provide an opportunity for candidates to take part in a risk assessment exercise
  8. To provide an opportunity for candidates to practice reversing assistant duties within a controlled environment

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to;
  • Understand the legislative rationale for segregated waste collection operations
  • Identify the component parts of the waste hierarchy
  • Describe the principles of risk evaluation
  • Complete a risk evaluation exercise
  • Recognise opportunities to reduce the risks and improve the safety of street collection operations
  • Understand the individual actions, of each collection team member, necessary to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Implement  good health and safety practice within waste collection operations
  • Recognise the actions required, when working within a team, to complete safe vehicle manoeuvring operations
  • Explain how their individual actions contribute towards the safe operations of a waste collections team
  • Understand how their actions can help minimise the impact of street collection operations on members of the public and other road users