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Safety is of prime importance to Wastecycle

Safety is of prime importance to Wastecycle

Andrea Dobson and group Wastecycle 2

Andrea Dobson, HSEQC Systems Manager at Wastecycle, Harold Floyd of Pristine Conditions (Wastecycle’s manual handling training company), and Neil Brown (HSE manager at Oakwood) discussing the day’s activities (left to right)



Wastecycle, the leading resource management and recycling company, recently welcomed nearly 300 guests to its Second Annual Health, Safety & Environment Day in Nottingham.
Local, national and international businesses across a wide range of sectors, including construction and environmental consultancy and manufacturing, visited Nottingham for the event in June.
Among the firms attending were British Gypsum, GF Tomlinson, and Kier Construction, and guests were handed the opportunity to see live vehicle recovery, and plant precision demonstrations from Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue and Wastecycle.
They also had an up-close look at one of the East Midland company’s nine new fleet vehicles, which are packed with innovative safety features such as state-of-the-art side cameras, side radars, and cyclist warning signals.
Visitors were also invited on a tour of Wastecycle’s operating facilities to gain an insight into how the company processes 450,000 tonnes of waste every year, and why safety is such a major priority for the company.
Daring guests took advantage of an opportunity to go 50 feet in the air via a cherry picker, for a panoramic bird’s eye view of the Wastecycle site and the surrounding landscape.
Paul Needham, Wastecycle Managing Director said: “According to research by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), there were 6,000 cases of work-related illness, and 5,000 cases of work-related injury in the waste sector from 2010 to 2015.
“These figures show just how dangerous the industry can be, which is why health and safety is so important to us, and why we initially decided to hold this event.”
Wastecycle, part of the Environmental division of the DCC Group, hosted the Health, Safety & Environment Day to emphasise the company’s motto of ‘Every day a safe day.’ It was aimed at promoting healthy living to its workforce, and encouraging a strong shared value of health and safety with customers.
Paul continued: “Everyone at the event had a great time. The site tours proved popular, and several customers commented that seeing the recycling processes in action encouraged them to think more about the waste they produce.”
Wastecycle was recently recognised for its’ commitment and focus to safety by winning the 2016 Health & Safety Award at the Saint-Gobain Construction Products supplier awards, along with its seventh consecutive gold medal RoSPA award.

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