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Compaction equipment

Managing user and public safety

Skip and container safety in waste management and recycling
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This guidance gives advice on the main safety issues at compactors (sometimes referred to as compactor units or packer units) and how the risks can be controlled. It is aimed at employers, managers and supervisors at premises where compactors are used to process materials from a number of different sources. It may also be relevant to users, suppliers, hirers and leasers of this equipment. It focuses on both the risks to users and members of the public, as these units are often placed in areas open to the public.

Updated: 2014-08-07