Case Studies

The case studies below show examples of good practice from across the industry.  The aim is to inspire you through the actions and initiatives of other operators.


Safety Health & Environmental Awareness – (SHEA) (Waste Management), FCC, EU Skills

Ensuring the safety of employees operating within the waste management industry is a challenge facing many companies throughout the UK. Guaranteeing that all individuals working within the industry are competent is a complex and costly prospect. Growing legislative requirements, coupled with technological advances, are presenting new threats to operative safety and increasing the need for […]

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Competence Management System – Cory Environmental, EAS, EU Skills

Cory Environmental are one of the UK’s leading waste management companies employing approximately 1,500 people. The Competence Management System (CMS) was developed through collaboration between employers, Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). It provides a means of demonstrating technically competent management of permitted activities on the basis of both […]

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Act!On – A Multi-faceted Health and Safety Initiative – Viridor

Viridor is one of the leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies in the UK working with more than 90 local authorities and thousands of private customers. To help reduce accident incidence rates, Viridor developed Act!On, a multi-faceted health and safety initiative focussing on competence and understanding the risks. The Act!On initiative is targeted […]

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Dorset Action on Safety & Health – DASH

Dorset Action on Safety & Health (DASH) was formed in 2006 and is primarily a partnership of local authority and private sector organisations involved with waste collection activities across Dorset and some neighbouring areas.Individual organisations were providing their own training programmes for waste collection operatives in the county. To standardise the level of competence and […]

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Culture Change Through Leadership – Shanks

Shanks Group plc is a multinational waste management company with operations in Belgium, Northern France, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The group’s health and safety performance has improved steadily in the past, but slowly. Backed by a need to increase the pace of improvement and sponsored by the group’s main board Shanks introduced […]

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