Here at Business Safety Solutions, we are proud to be your trusted health and safety consultants for recycling companies and the industry as a whole. Whether you require health and safety audits, policy statements, or safe operation procedures, we are able to offer a wide range of services to ensure you are fully compliant with the latest legislation.
The main risk of hazards and injuries within the industry comes as a result of the collection, processing, disposal, and procurement of services. Health and safety within the recycling industry is far more than a box-ticking exercise, it’s actually the difference between keeping people safe or putting them in danger.
Although injuries and accidents are possible within the industry whilst dealing with all types of waste, a lot of injuries are avoidable when health and safety practices are implemented. Business Safety Solutions are able to provide comprehensive health and safety services for commercial collection companies, ship hire companies, waste transfer companies, metal recycling businesses, and many more.
Employers within the waste and recycling industry are legally obligated to comply with the latest legislations and must do their utmost to ensure their businesses clearly fulfill health and safety laws. Collection activities are responsible for a large majority of the accidents within the industry which is why we will initially look at key areas of concern that include slips and trips, personal hygiene, noise whilst participating in glass collection, lifting injuries, and much more.
Recycling Health & Safety Services
Business Safety Solutions provide a wide range of health and safety services for recycling businesses to ensure full compliance. Services that we offer include the following;-
Safe Operating Procedures
Within the waste and recycling industry, there is regular lifting and heavy handling that goes on on a daily basis. Safe operating procedures consist of a written document that outlines step-by-step instructions on exactly how to perform a certain task or activity without getting injured. SOP (Safe Operating Procedures) are ideal for helping workers to carry out routine operations and also help to save time and money when introducing new employees. Business Safety Solutions have an abundance of experience with writing Safe Operating Procedures, an instructional document that breaks down the fundamentals to an essential task or activity. Without an SOP in place, a person may complete the task in their own way which could lead to an injury or fatality.
Health & Safety Audits
A health and safety audit essentially makes sure that your business is compliant with current health and safety regulations. Conducting a health and safety audit is essential to make sure you are avoiding legal pitfalls, complying with the latest legislation, and doing all you can to keep employers safe. As well as making sure you are compliant, it also helps to assess how well you’re following processes as well as overall performance. We believe that our approach that consists of honesty and integrity is the absolute key and what sets us apart. The health and safety audits that we conduct are honest, uncomplicated, and timely when a key decision needs to be taken. The main purpose of health and safety audits that we provide is to spot any potential hazards or loopholes that could result in employee injury, harm, and business prosecution. Risk assessment plays a big part in the health and safety audits that we carry out in the manufacturing sector.
Business Safety Solutions provide WAMITAB training and offers a wide range of qualifications to suit the needs of different businesses. The scheme and training allow permitted waste facilities to demonstrate they employ technically competent people with the skills and knowledge to ensure waste sites comply with Environmental Permitting Regulations. We provide a truly flexible approach for all recycling and waste-type companies.