HSE to make unannounced inspections

The HSE has announced that as from next week it will start conducting unannounced inspections to waste and recycling facilities.

The announcement follows publication last week of the HSEs sector specific plans to improve the health & safety record of 19 industries including waste and recycling, agriculture, manufacturing and construction.

Waste and recycling has been highlighted as a priority sector due to its poor health and safety record with high numbers of workplace injuries, ill-heath and fatalities.

The HSE’s campaign will run to the end of 2017 and will be focused on ensuring that those responsible are taking the right measures to prevent incidents including having proper risk management in place.

For assistance in verifying your health & safety processes and procedures contact us on 01480 462 232.


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Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.