Health and Safety

CHEM members recognise that Health and Safety plays a very important role in the design, manufacture and operation of the various types of waste collection vehicles and horizontal waste compactors.

CHEM members are committed to improving the safety of their machines and this is, in part, demonstrated by their involvement in the drafting of European harmonised standards for equipment for the collection and compaction of wastes. The CHEM industry standards which are aimed at the correct interfacing of their equipment to the many different types of waste container have also served the industry well over many years.

CHEM plays an active role in the HSE Waste Industry Safety and Health forum (WISH), which comprises representatives from all sectors of the waste and associated industries. Much of the work of WISH has lead to the publication on the HSE website of a comprehensive collection of good practice guidance.

The guides are free to view and download at:
HSE website