Training scheme for waste drivers

THE company that distributes Caterpillar equipment in the UK has launched a tailor-made training programme for the waste sector in a move to help managers and equipment operators reduce plant costs by up to 10%.
The new Eco-Drive programme introduced by Finning UK is designed to identify opportunities to tackle waste and improve performance while at the same time reducing fuel, maintenance and component costs.
Developed in association with leading players in the waste industry, the Eco-Drive programme will tackle specific issues associated with plant operating in waste handling and processing applications. It is the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

Caterpillar equipment
The one-day course, for applications ranging from landfill operations to waste transfer stations and materials recycling facilities, is made up of specific modules, each designed to drive up productivity, cut waste, increase component life and improve health and safety.
Jonathon Davies, Finning’s strategic account manager for waste, said: “Due to the nature and variety of waste operations in the UK, the sector itself is very specific when it comes to the use of plant and equipment.
“Having tested the solution with a number of leading industry players, we are now at a point where we can roll out the programme to the industry at large. The aim is to replicate the success of previous programmes and make sure that the Waste sector in the UK is at the forefront of meeting the global waste challenge.”