Waste baler training boosts skill-sets and safety

Riverside Waste Machinery - baler operator training

Riverside Waste Machinery has launched a new waste baler training programme to boost skill-sets and safety within the recycling industry.

Covering everything from waste baling do’s and don’ts, to sequence error troubleshooting and basic baler maintenance, the intensive one hour sessions will equip operators with the knowledge they need to effectively run any of Riverside’s vertical balers.

All course attendees will be issued with a two-year certificate to evidence their competence and support their continued professional development. The certification will also support employers with their legal duty of care (under the Health and Safety at Work Act) to ensure staff have received adequate training in the machinery they use in their roles.

However, these comprehensive training courses won’t break the bank. Acknowledging that Brexit has caused added financial pressures for some organisations in the waste sector, Riverside has worked hard to keep costs low.

The training is therefore only £150 + VAT for a team of up to ten operators. If the course is completed at the end of one of Riverside’s baler service inspections, it is available for only £50 + VAT for five operators, or £100 + VAT for five to ten people. Other options are also available for larger groups.

Commenting on the reason for this training development, Riverside’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield said: “Our waste balers are purposefully engineered so that they’re simple and safe to operate. But, if employees move on to pastures new, clients may be left with skills gaps in their team. Nobody knows our machines like our own engineers, which is why we’re the perfect people to deliver certified training to any fresh recruits.

“The training is also important for teams who have been using the balers for years. Sometimes things can get forgotten, so refresher sessions help to ensure people aren’t cutting corners or overlooking some simple factors that could compromise safety, bale quality or machine uptime.

“Our training courses are quick and cost-effective, yet incredibly thorough. They’re carried out on our clients’ own sites, using their own machines, at a time to suit them. It couldn’t be easier!”

To enquire about operator training for your colleagues, or to discuss any specific service and maintenance needs that you have, please call 01423 325038 or email services@wastemachinery.co.uk