Route risk assessments in place?
Risk assessments in place?
Safe systems of work available?
Incident cards available?
Emergency procedures card available?
Fire extinguisher present, charged and in date?
First aid kit complete and in date?
Hand cleaning facilities available?
Are crews wearing seatbelts?
Is the cab interior clean and tidy?
No smoking in the vehicle being adhered to
Are reversing aids to provide 360 vision where necessary e.g Camera or CCTV provided and functioning to observe working area at rear of RCVs and other recycling vehicles?
Are reversing alarms in good working order, being used used correctly and properly adjusted?
Are beacons /warning lights in good working order, being used correctly and properly adjusted?
Mirrors in good working order, being used correctly and properly adjusted?
Vehicle defect sheet correctly completed?
Tachograph book correctly completed?
Does the driver carry a CPC card and licence?
Bin and skip hoist controls exclude operator from trapping zone?
Hoist compatible with the type of container and able to lift on slopes where operated?
Single sided collections adhered to?
Vehicles loaded only when stationary?
Collection of containers from near side kerb only, so far as reasonably practicable to reduce crossing or working within the road?
Riding on vehicle within cab only, no footboards?
Trained reversing assistants (banksmen) used when reversing in the vicinity of pedestrians ( only if the risk cannot be controlled by safer control measures, e.g CCTV?
Reversing avoided where possible?
Reversing procedure carried out correctly?
Reversing assistant located in a safe place?
Reserving assistant being alert?
Reversing assistant using correct signals?
Reversing manoeuvre carried out safely?
The none use of Phones, MP3 players and other audio devices not being used on collection rounds being adhered to?
Are manual handling training techniques being used for the range of container types collected?
Is the vehicle ergonomically suitable for sorting / loading e.g height of rave rail, height of sorting surface, and placement of stillages?
Is the bin hoist/ side hopper operated safely?
Do crew members stand clear whilst lifting in progress?
Are crew members observant during the bin/hopper lift?
Do crew members ensure wheelie bins are not overfilled before handling?
Do the operatives have manual handling and needle stick training.
Also reversing procedure and noise toolbox talks.
Are operatives aware of Hep And B inoculations?
Weight check of receptacles before handling?
Lifting and handling technique practiced?
Are hazards and slippery surfaces avoided?
Are crew members avoiding collection spills?
Do crew members clean up collection spills?
Are boxes/bins returned to the original place and not leaving an obstruction?
Are crew members removing bags from bins to reduce weight?
High visibility (cat 3) clothing provided and worn?
Safety footwear provided and worn?
Protective ( ballistic ) trousers provided and worn when the risk of leg cuts e.g collecting bags or when bags are removed from other containers?
Gloves provided and worn when directly picking up refuse?
Hearing protection (ear defenders, plugs ect.) provided and worn when required?
Eye protection provided and worn where required?