Veolia ES (UK) has been fined £1m after one of its employees was run over and killed by a reversing lorry. John Head suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by the refuse vehicle whilst he was walking across the yard at the waste and recycling arm’s Ross Depot Waste Transfer Station in Folkestone in October 2013. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation by the HSE found that multiple vehicles, including articulated lorries and refuse trucks, […]
Norbert Dentressangle has today (21 May) put the UK’s first 26-tonne GVW hybrid distribution truck into service. The 26-tonne , 3-axle Renault Hybrys Premium is the first of its type in the UK, and the fourth hybrid to join the Norbert Dentressangle group . The rear-steer hybrid, developed as part of Renault Truck’s Clean Tech initiative, will run out of Norbert’s specialist services site in Aylesford. It will deliver everything from vending machines to air conditioning equipment and drinks. It […]
Waste operator Veolia has successfully trialled the first retrofit exhaust after-treatment system for RCVs to be approved under the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).
Mick George has had a £566,670 fine for breaching health and safety regulations reduced after the appeal court found the sanction manifestly excessive.