Health & Safety

6th July 2017
Fatalities In Waste Sector Almost Double, HSE Report Finds

Fatalities In Waste Sector Almost Double, HSE Report Finds

The number of fatalities in the waste sector has almost doubled in 2016/17 when compared to the national average, according to new provisional data released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Fourteen people died from fatal injuries in the … Continue reading

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16th June 2017
£5k Fine After Pensioner Hit By Recycling Vehicle

£5k Fine After Pensioner Hit By Recycling Vehicle

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has successfully prosecuted R&S Recycling Ltd for offences following an incident that saw a 77 year old lady was struck by a recycling collection RVC. Magistrates at Nuneaton fined the company £5,000 earlier this month (6 June) … Continue reading

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2nd June 2017
CIWM Business Partner News Round-Up

CIWM Business Partner News Round-Up

Amey Joins Group Businesses Campaigning To Support Social Enterprises Amey has joined the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, an initiative that sees some of the UK’s largest businesses use their spending power to effect positive change in communities. The challenge, which … Continue reading

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26th May 2017
Lewes Scrap Metal Fire Closes A27 As Crews Work Through The Night

Lewes Scrap Metal Fire Closes A27 As Crews Work Through The Night

Fire and rescue services were called to a fire at a scrap metal recycling centre in Lewes yesterday (25 May) evening, which resulted in the closure of the A27. Fire crews s from Barcombe, Uckfield, Lewes and Brighton were called … Continue reading

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24th May 2017
Viridor To Be Prosecuted Over Skip Lorry Death

Viridor To Be Prosecuted Over Skip Lorry Death

Viridor is set to be prosecuted over the death of man who was run over by his own skip lorry at Derriford Hospital, in Plymouth, 2015. According to reports by the Plymouth Herland, the Health and Safety Executive is bringing … Continue reading

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8th May 2017
Recycling Blaze Sees Residents Evacuated From Homes

Recycling Blaze Sees Residents Evacuated From Homes

20 people have been evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out a recycling site in Wardley Industrial Estate near Swinton, Greater Manchester yesterday (7 May).  The fire is believed to involve a large quantity of recycled computer parts … Continue reading

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5th May 2017
Battery Care Urged After Warrington Fire

Battery Care Urged After Warrington Fire

Warrington Borough Council is warning residents to check what they can and can’t recycle after a fire in a bin lorry thought to be caused by a battery left in a blue recycling bin. A few weeks ago a bin lorry … Continue reading

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5th May 2017
Natural Resources Wales To Use Thermal Imaging To Identify Fire Risks

Natural Resources Wales To Use Thermal Imaging To Identify Fire Risks

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have purchased a new thermal imaging camera to help it identify fire risks at waste sites before they happen following a recent increase in waste fires as a result of self-combustion. The new thermal imaging camera will allow … Continue reading

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