Health & Safety

O’Donovan (Waste Disposal) Ltd is a Waste Management and Recycling Company with operational depots in North and North West London. The Company recognises that it has a Duty of Care to its Clients, Employees and the wider public.

Senior Management at O’Donovan’s is committed to the continuous development of its Operations and its Waste Management methods and systems, to ensure maximum optimisation without compromising on Health and Safety in any way whilst continuing to offer the Client value for money.

It is important to O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd that it demonstrates, to both Clients and Employees that we are organised, structured and pragmatic in our approach to Health and Safety. We, as a Company, have the training, procedures, Managers and policies in place to meet the demands of legislation and regulations. The Company has two in-house NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) trained staff, on hand to give Employees and Clients advice and assistance with any Health and Safety Matters, including training.

One of the Company’s major focuses, to enable it to achieve its goals is its commitment to training. The Company is a JAUPT registered training centre. All of our HGV Drivers have achieved NVQ’s in HGV Driving; have had SAFED training as well as becoming holders of their Drivers CPC cards in excess of 18 months before the deadline. All Drivers are automatically inducted and assessed at the start of their employment and are register to carry out the standard CSCS touch screen health and safety test.

All Operational Staff are trained to undertake visual risk assessments once they arrive on site, all Operatives are fully trained in the task that they are employed to carry out, and therefore we rely on their expertise in their given field when a decision has to be made, or a task specific question asked. All staff are required to wear a Company Uniform which ensures all PPE is worn and is fit for purpose.

The Company’s waste-handlers have undergone NVQ level 2 WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board) training which we opted to run in a multi-lingual format. This ensures that all waste-handlers are aware of all compliant waste streams that the Company is allowed to accept under its Waste Management Licences. It also ensures that recycling is optimal, allowing the Company to have recycling percentages far above those of any competitors. Again, it is compulsory under Company rules that all new staff undergo CSCS touch-screen Health and Safety training as part of their induction while office staff undergo British Safety Council level 1 health and safety test at induction.

Each employee irrelevant of its job or task is given a Personal Development Plan so their requirements and progress can be monitored.