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Protecting vulnerable road users: Can you put a price on life or reputation?

Protecting vulnerable road users: Can you put a price on life or reputation?

By Andy Brooke, CLOCS Programme Director WITH nearly four times as many construction-related fatalities outside the hoarding compared to inside, it is clear there is still much work for our industry to do to reduce the risk to Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs). HGVs are disproportionately involved in collisions with VRUs, typically comprising around just 5%...

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Safety in the metal recycling industry

Safety in the metal recycling industry

By Foridha Zaman, Centre Manager, QSP Training Ltd QSP TRAINING Ltd is one of the largest centres registered to CIWM/WAMITAB, with over 35 assessors spread between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. We are also the only centre able to offer Continuing Competence tests for all CIWM/WAMITAB waste management awards at our Pearson VUE centre....

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When does a bonfire become an illegal burning site?

When does a bonfire become an illegal burning site?

By Sandra Dick AS the rhyme reminds us, November is a time to remember gunpowder, treason and plot. It’s also hard to avoid the distinct whiff of smoke as bonfires mark an event that unfolded almost 420 years ago. What began with a few straw-stuffed effigies of Guy Fawkes being burned in the 17th century...

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SAR Metals – Our POP’s Waste Experience

SAR Metals – Our POP’s Waste Experience

By KALIEGH KNIGHT, TECH IOSH – COTC Holder SAR METALS LTD is one of the UK’s top recyclers of catalytic converters and WEEE waste. Based in Immingham, North-East Lincolnshire, we operate a bespoke recovery/handling process for Catalytic Converter and WEEE waste under an Environmental Permit, with accreditations in ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and CMS Competency...

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Is the skip loader of the future electric?

Is the skip loader of the future electric?

By Dominic Scholfield THE short answer to the above is ‘yes’. But if you’d like a little more context, read on… The Government has already announced that all new HGVs up to 26t will need to be ‘zero-emission at tailpipe’ by 2035, and those over 26t by 2040. ‘Zero emission at tailpipe’ effectively means electric,...

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Forging on ahead…

Forging on ahead…

BROOKS Forgings Ltd is a manufacturing company that has deep roots in British Engineering. Established in 1960 in the heart of the Black Country, they have become one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hot forged, machined and fabricated components. They service many industries worldwide including recycling and waste, of which they have become the...

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Lithium-ion batteries are deadly ticking time bombs

Lithium-ion batteries are deadly ticking time bombs

By SUSIE BURRAGE President, the British Metals Recycling Association LITHIUM-ION batteries are deadly ticking time bombs, and we are witnessing more and more cases across the UK where they are going off with disastrous consequences. The Government needs to take urgent action to stop blazes caused by discarded goods containing lithium-ion batteries because there is...

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Lavelle’s strengthens its FEL capacity with new, state-of-the-art truck

Lavelle’s strengthens its FEL capacity with new, state-of-the-art truck

MANCHESTER-based Lavelle Waste Services (Lavelle’s) has become the owner of a brand new Scania P410 front end loader (FEL) vehicle, fitted with Hillend lifting equipment and MOBA underbody weighing. This new Euro 6 hi-tech truck is an impressive addition to Lavelle’s fleet, and is a testament to the impressive growth in Lavelle’s FEL services. The...

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Parry & Evans recover metal with Bunting magnetic separators

Parry & Evans recover metal with Bunting magnetic separators

RECYCLING specialist Parry & Evans has installed Bunting magnetic separators to recover metal from pre-sorted domestic waste. At their Deeside plant, the company uses a Permanent Overband Magnet to recover ferrous metals such as steel food cans, and an Eddy Current Separator to reclaim valuable aluminium including drinks cans. At the Deeside recycling facility, Parry &...