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HSE calls for authorities to improve health and safety

18th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Almost one-fifth of local authorities are not adhering to vital health and safety guidelines when managing waste and recycling contracts, research shows.

These statistics come halfway through an inspection project by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which began in October 2010 and will finish by the end of this month.

Speaking to, Janet Viney, HM Inspector of health and safety at the HSE, said: "The responsibility for making arrangements for all household waste and recycling services rests with local authorities."

It is crucial that companies carry out their recycling work to an acceptable standard, or they could face a fine from the HSE, causing financial and reputational damage.

Ms Viney went on to say that there is potential for further improvement to be made in health and safety standards when it comes to waste and recycling services, adding that businesses are put through a procurement process where they are put in the role of a client.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801471687-ADNFCR


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