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Biffa man slams"task and finish"

The waste industry's appalling health and safety record could be improved if refuse collectors did not work on a "task and finish" basis, according to an industry figure. Biffa Waste Services health and safety support manager Ray Hipkin said that binmen rushing to finish their rounds caused 30% of all accidents in collections. These accidents were normally trips and falls and, it was suggested,often happened when staff jumped from moving vehicles. Refuse collectors ...