CIWM Business Club Member News Round-Up

WISHNI Puts Health And Safety On The Agenda

Waste and transport managers from local authorities and the private sector in Northern Ireland are met yesterday (26 February) for a morning of practical and informative demonstrations regarding everyday hazards in the waste sector. 

McCreath Taylor hosted the event, which was organised by the Waste Industry Safety and Health forum (WISHNI) in conjunction with Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI).

Sessions included: delivering in-house training; Harness Safety by Quadra Consulting; Working Safely with Conveyors by Smiley Monroe; and Working Safely With Bin Lifting Gear presented by CP Davidson. A practical demonstration of how to conduct a Fork Lift Truck Daily Inspection will also be given by Train-A-Lift Ltd; there is an open session about First Aid at Work reviewing recent changes and highlighting training courses; and NIFRS (Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service) will identify typical fire ignition sources and precautions within the waste industry.

David Kerr, McCreath Taylor said: “We are delighted to host this practical and informative session. The 52 delegates will be divided into 6 groups and ‘travel’ around the six topics for a twenty-minute presentation each. The emphasis is on safe operation and how to perform daily start up checks.”

Coventry-based vehicle safety technology provider Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) also demonstrated its Cyclear cyclist warning display system and its RX3 DVR Four-Camera system. Last year ISS announced McCreath Taylor as its sole distributor and installation agent in Northern Ireland.


MOBA Invests Four Million Euros In Headquarters In Germany

SONY DSWith a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony, MOBA Mobile Automation AG officially began construction of a new factory hall at the company headquarters in the city of Limburg in Germany.

The electronics company is investing approximately four million euros in the construction of the 1,800 square metre hall and modernisation of the main building. The new building will be used in the future to equip waste disposal vehicles with MOBA electronics and to accommodate mechanical production. Construction of the new factory hall will be completed by the fall of 2015; the affected departments will then begin moving into the new facilities.
In the future, the existing main building will be used only for offices and electronics production, which will be completely modernised and expanded over the next two years.

“With this investment in new construction and modernisation, we can further improve our production structures and processes. We will thereby create optimum conditions for being able to produce in Germany for the long term as well”, said Dr Holger Barthel, MOBA Executive Officer of Productivity & Logistics.

With the addition of a new building at the headquarters in Limburg, MOBA is also prepared for future growth. The company has grown constantly since its founding in Steinbach in 1972. Since relocating from Elz to Limburg in 2004, sales increased from 26 to more than 54 million euros and the number of staff members grew from 210 to 482 worldwide, approximately half of whom are located in the headquarters in Limburg. MOBA has invested in new buildings in recent years not only in Limburg but also at MOBA locations in China, India and Spain.


Aebi Schmidt UK To Host Its Third Innovation Day And Dinner

Aebi Schmidt UK will host its third Innovation Day and Dinner in association with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on 24 March 2015.

There is no charge to attend and the manufacturer welcomes anyone keen to learn more about its industry leading product range and Total Lifetime Care (TLC) ethos.

This year’s visitors will see a full range of Schmidt equipment including the Towed-Jet Sweeper, to which users can add a plough on the front; Compact Jet Sweepers, with high performance blowers; the Supra 5002, which clears 5,000 tonnes of snow an hour; and the Euro 6 Swingo, offering much more than conformity to regulations.

The conference runs 11:30 to 16:00 and, being a CIWM-affiliated event, local authorities will note that the hot topic workshop will count as five hours continuing professional development (CPD) for CIWM members.

Conference presentations are expected to cover the evolution of Euro 6, an overview of the newly revised Appendix H guidance, which forms part of Well Maintained Highways. Along with many, many more.

The special event will conclude with Dinner and Drinks at 19:30 in a spectacular dining area under the wings of Concorde.

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