Risk Management Can we avoid the risk of accidents all together? Yes we can if we evaluate the risks that cannot be avoided and  eliminate the likelihood of accidents and personal injury by everybody taking a few sensible precautions, following guidelines, thinking before they rush into something, wearing the correct PPE and using some common sense. Risk management is about protecting the people and the company
The Depot
TASK WHO COULD BE HARMED IDENTIFIED RISK CONTROL MEASURES RISK LEVEL BEFORE CONTROL MEASURES RESIDUAL RISK AFTER CONTROL MEASURES
Loading / unloading from vehicles in depot Crew Members & Site Visitors Personal Injury caused through slips, trips and unsafe manual handing Remove any trip hazards (leads, hosepipes, waste) MEDIUM LOW
Clear up any spillages
Safe  manual handling practices used
Correct PPE worn and used
Movement of trucks within depot Crew Members & Site Visitors Injury caused by collision with moving truck Hi Viz jacket worn by all when working or moving within the yard MEDIUM LOW
Navigators to guide trucks moving around yard
Trucks to be parked within marked parking bays only
Trucks not to enter designated areas marked for pedestrian use only
Driving Company Trucks
TASK WHO COULD BE HARMED IDENTIFIED RISK CONTROL MEASURES RISK LEVEL BEFORE CONTROL MEASURES RESIDUAL RISK AFTER CONTROL MEASURES
Daily Truck Checks Crew Members & Members of the Public Road traffic accidents caused by failure to carry out daily drivers checks or report defects to be rectified prior to leaving the depot Monitoring full compliance of daily drivers’ checks and defect reporting / rectifying. Removing truck from use if deemed unsafe to drive on public roads HIGH LOW
Driving Crew Members & Members of the Public Road traffic accidents or property damage caused by driver error Pre-employment screening of all drivers qualification and experience HIGH LOW
Pre-employment assessment of drivers competency by identified company assessor
Drivers not permitted to eat, smoke or use a mobile phone while the truck is moving
Drivers not permitted to  drive if feeling tired or unwell
Drivers not allowed to drive if under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescribed drugs that can cause tiredness or impaired reaction
 

 

 

 

 

Handling Dangerous / Hazardous Materials
TASK WHO COULD BE HARMED IDENTIFIED RISK CONTROL MEASURES RISK LEVEL BEFORE CONTROL MEASURES RESIDUAL RISK AFTER CONTROL MEASURES
Collection or handling of dangerous or hazardous materials Crew Members Personal injury or infection Crew members are not to move or collect any materials which are deemed to be dangerous or hazardous. (paint, chemicals, biological matter [animal excrement], clinical waste [hospital], flammable liquids, gas containers, asbestos or sharps) HIGH LOW
Carrying & Loading Collections
TASK WHO COULD BE HARMED IDENTIFIED RISK CONTROL MEASURES RISK LEVEL BEFORE CONTROL MEASURES RESIDUAL RISK AFTER CONTROL MEASURES
Carrying items from the collection point to the truck Crew Members and Members of the Public Muscle strain caused from lifting and carrying heavy objects, cuts and abrasions from sharp objects Manual handling assessments to be completed on a collection involving single items that are too heavy for 1 / 2 team members to lift and carry MEDIUM LOW
Manual handling training / refresher training to be given to all Crew members on a six monthly basis
Crew members to ensure sufficient lighting and safe working conditions on all collections
Crew members to clear route of all obstacles to prevent trips
Cutting sleeves and safety gloves with high cut resistance to be worn when carrying sacks of builders waste and other items with sharp edges
Additional care must be taken when carrying items through a public area or across a road
Loading the collection onto the truck Crew Members and Members of the Public Injury caused from impact, slips, trips and falls Crew members must ensure that the collection box doors are securely held open with the door fasteners fitted to the truck MEDIUM LOW
Crew members must never throw items onto the collection box through the rear doors or over the side of the box to prevent items ‘bouncing’ back out onto the road
Crew members should never climb onto items already loaded onto the truck unless the load is stable
Tipping at a Waste Transfer Station
TASK WHO COULD BE HARMED IDENTIFIED RISK CONTROL MEASURES RISK LEVEL BEFORE CONTROL MEASURES RESIDUAL RISK AFTER CONTROL MEASURES
Unloading & Tipping Vehicles Crew Members, Waste Transfer Station employees and members of the public Injury caused by impact, slip, trips and falls and impact from the movement on site machinery. Hi-viz jackets and hard hats must be worn at all times when the crew leave the truck cab MEDIUM LOW
Crew members must be aware of other vehicles movement in the yard area
When guiding a truck to the tipping area the navigator must stand behind the truck and to one side so that the driver can see that person in his mirrors
to avoid injury from items falling out of the tipper box, crew members should open the door cautiously stand behind the door
Tipper box doors must be fully opened and securely fastened before the tipping commences
The tipping mechanism must be fully lowered to free any items lodged in the box and re-tipped once they have been freed

 

Company Name: The Waste Clearance Team Name: Jonathan Butler Email: info@thewasteclearanceteam.co.uk Date: 01/07/2020