Safe Working Practices - Street-Scene

AIMS, OBJECTIVES and LEARNING OUTCOMES

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Those people who are about to start work within waste / cleansing / street-scene operations.
  • This training course would be suitable for casual / temporary / agency staff, providing pre-engagement awareness of the good practice measures required in street-scene operations.
  • Pedestrian sweeping operations
  • Litter bin emptying
  • Litter clearance
  • Graffiti removal
  • Toilet cleaning
  • 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) e.g. vehicles, strimmers, pressure washers, hand tools, etc
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the correct manual handling techniques to used when handling completing street-scene 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 of the Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (COSHH)
  • 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

  • To provide an understanding of the employers and employees responsibilities within the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • To raise awareness of actions which may constitute a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • To explain personal health and safety requirements when engaged in street cleansing / litter clearance operations e.g. PPE / personal hygiene
  • To raise awareness the correct manual handling techniques
  • To provide an understanding of maintaining safe pedestrian passage when working in areas of heavy pedestrian footfall
  • To provide knowledge of COSHH and awareness of safe working practices when using cleaning chemicals
  • To raise awareness of the hidden dangers that may be present when completing flytipping removal
  • To help candidates identify areas of high risk when completing street-scene operations
  • To raise awareness of the current waste strategy and the requirement to segregate waste
  • To help candidates identify wastes that will require alternative treatment than the traditional landfill disposal route
  • To help candidates identify high risk activities within street cleansing and site clearance operations
  • To provide knowledge of the actions required to promote a good customer experience when they come into contact with people completing street-scene operations (customer care)
  • 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 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 the basic principles of COSHH and the control measures that will be required when completing cleaning operations
  • Understand and implement the good working practices required to support the safe operations when completing street-scene 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 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 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