With workplace accidents in the waste management industry around five times the national average, a new initiative has been announced to reduce accidents and save lives. Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) and Veolia Environmental Services have joined forces to design the latest module of a free training program featuring Streetsafe Sam to equip employees with better health and safety know-how.
Streetsafe Sam is a series of interactive CDs that aim to raise awareness of health and safety practices in the waste management industry. Developed in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services, Module 3 — Commercial & Industrial Dry Waste Collection, follows the incredible success of the first two CDs which looked at domestic waste collection tion and civic amenity sites. All three modules are designed to complement existing in-house training and are now ready for industry use.
Streetsafe Sam is based on a “day in the life” of a waste management operative and includes exercises on hazard spotting, waste sorting, manual handling and dealing with the public. At the end of the program, a certificate is awarded and a report indicates any areas for improvement. The first two modules have been developed by Energy & Utility Skills in partnership with industry employers and the Environmental Services Association.