Recycling Refuse LGV Driver – Bedford Borough Council

    Borough Council
    Bedford Borough Council
    Full time, 37 hours (working 5 out of 7 day)
    £21,589 - £23,836 per annum
    Job description

    Closing date: 7 July 2020

    To drive both LGV and non LGV vehicles collecting and delivering waste and recycling containers from domestic and trade properties. Including collecting and delivering of domestic and trade waste including bulky household waste and equipment containing CFCs and loading them into suitable vehicles. Indirect responsibility for Refuse/Recycling Operatives whilst out on routes.

    Lead and plan operational duties of which will involve the collection of waste and/or recycling from household, industrial or commercial properties from a variety of locations and load onto refuse/recycling vehicle.  Waste could be in a range of containers including wheeled bins, refuse sacks, paladin bins, wheelie bins, boxes and bundles of side waste or similar containers, or maybe not contained in the case of bulky items.

    Complete and maintain on a daily basis all required departmental documentation e.g. Drivers Problem Pages, Daily Vehicle Check Sheets and in cab electronic route management systems.

    Report to the Senior Officer Refuse and Recycling Operations any damage to vehicle/plant, whilst carrying out vehicle checks which include cleansing of internal/external parts.

    Conduct checks to ensure vehicle loads are safe.

    Undertake to adopt defensive, safe driving and correct driving at all times in accordance with current Traffic Regulations i.e. directing loaders as necessary when reversing.

    Liaise with the Senior Officer Refuse and Recycling Operations with any operational problems/missed bins etc.

    Participate in an contribute to all health and safety requirements and operational codes of practice at all time, wearing/using safety equipment at all times, adhering to training as directed.

    To apply, please complete the application form using the links below. Please ensure you read the job profile and selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

    Please do not submit a paper application form at the current time as we cannot guarantee it will be processed. Electronic applications sent in by email will be processed as normal. Thank you for your understanding.

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