BMRA updates Health and Safety Manual for metal recyclers
The Manual will be accompanied by a new set of posters focusing on the key Health and Safety issues found on metal recycling sites.
BMRA’s health and safety offering has been developed to help its members ensure their sites are a safe space in which to operate. Working with experts in the field, BMRA has updated the Manual to ensure it takes account of changes in legislation and wider health and safety practices.
BMRA is launching the first two chapters today: Section 1 Health and Safety Administration and Section 2 Health, both of which can be found in the members’ area of the BMRA website www.recyclemetals.org/healthandsafety. At the same time, every yard in membership should receive the first poster – tackling concealed cylinders – this week.
The next poster, which will focus on radiation, and the supporting chapter should be available at the end of September with a poster on batteries in relation to fires due in late October.
“Maintaining a strong focus on health and safety issues and legislation is a key responsibility for all metal recycling operators, which is why we are really pleased to be able to offer members access to the updated BMRA Health and Safety Manual” said James Kelly, CEO, BMRA. “As we publish the chapters over the coming months it will build into a complete resource for those running a metal recycling yard.
“We have also been able to develop a new series of Health and Safety posters for members to display in their yards. This new set of posters will cover new issues that were not present when we had previously produced them. These posters are very well received and incredibly popular with our members, with many asking for additional copies. BMRA is very grateful to Peter Hoare Insurance Brokers for sponsoring the first poster. Their support has made it possible for us to send members a robust poster that is fit for use in a metal recycling yard.
“We look forward to receiving feedback from our members on both the Manual and the posters.”