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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures for 2020/21

In all sectors covered in the report, provisional data recently released shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, although, in the waste and recycling sector alone, the number of fatalities was three, which was lower than the previous five years.

Silverlake invests in its people

Investment in training and development is central to Silverlake Automotive Recycling’s [Silverlake] business and people strategy. Strengthening operations in transport and logistics, three team members have undertaken extended driver training and passed the DVSA test to become C+E licenced drivers. Reinforcing quality assurance in recycled, green parts, seven team members from dismantling, parts preparation and imaging have completed and passed the newly launched VRA Parts Grading course.

BMRA donates a further AccuVein machine to support children requiring medical care, through the local children’s charity, Dreamdrops

Following its donation of two children’s vein finding machines for use in the A&E department at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2019, Huntingdon-based British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has made a further donation to Cambridgeshire Community Service’s NHS Trust Specialist Community Nursing service by funding a third AccuVein machine to support practitioners working in the community.

DEFRA – ELV recycling targets extended

ATF Professional received confirmation from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that the deadline for end-of-life vehicle recycling targets has been extended to 1st September rather than the usual 1st July.

IARC 2021 – a virtual reality

An important step forward to show that the European Auto Recycling Industry was returning to normality was the hosting of the IARC 2021, which took place last week in Geneva. 

ALMANAPP – New Driver App for ATFs

Users of Almanack will benefit from a FREE driver app launched on the 1st July 2021 available through the Apple App Store on mobile devices to support drivers and admin staff with vehicle scheduling and collections. 

IAA celebrates first anniversary of UK rebrand

It’s now one year since Essex-based HBC officially rebranded to IAA and became part of one of the salvage industry’s global giants. The last twelve months has seen huge investment in IAA’s UK business, focussing on the company’s core areas of strength – innovation and technology – while substantially increasing capacity in the UK.  

Adam Hewitt