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Safe transport in the waste and recycling industry

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This guidance is about preventing transport-related accidents to people who work at or visit a range of waste management and recycling facilities where there is a potential to come into close proximity with moving vehicles.

It is targeted at employers, managers and supervisors of a range of waste and recycling facilities such as landfill sites, recycling plants, waste transfer stations and waste treatment facilities.

The guidance provides advice on how to assess the main hazards associated with transport-related activities and practical examples of how to eliminate or reduce risk of serious injury or ill health. In particular, this guidance will help you plan and organise your site and concentrates on promoting:

In the version of this publication dated 06/14 on the final page, there was a typographical error in paragraph 99. This has been amended in the version dated 07/14 so that the first sentence reads:

 'The use of articulated tippers on landfill sites is not recommended due to the increased risk of overturning presented by soft ground conditions and high winds.'

Updated: 2014-07-22