Free HAZRED training

An EU-Life funded project is to provide small machinery manufacturers with free training on hazardous waste reduction, as part of its commitment to helping industry cut hazardous waste.



Led by the Environment Agency, HAZRED is a partnership project between the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), Envirowise, Groundwork, SafetyKleen, and the Waste Recycling Group.



The project, which has been running for over two years, has worked with a number of UK companies across six key industry sectors to identify opportunities to minimise hazardous waste output. Now, the project has announced that it will share best practice advice across the UK and Europe, starting with a training workshop at Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham on 17th October.



The workshop is open to any small company operating in one of six sectors: Machinery Manufacture, Construction, Motor Vehicles, Speciality Chemicals, Metal Finishing, and Photographic & Print.



Participants will reportedly benefit from confidential, sector-specific advice and guidance, delivered by industry specialists, in interactive sessions. There will also be an opportunity for businesses to learn about staff engagement and awareness. Further to this, a number of project success stories will be presented – looking at how companies have seen significant results through their work with HAZRED.


HAZRED Project Manager, Anna Pizzi said: ‘Since its launch in 2005, HAZRED has made important progress in helping businesses deal with the impact of increased legislation, such as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulation, reduce costs and improve their commercial image. We are pleased to be able to offer this training to companies not currently involved in HAZRED, making the best practice measures accessible to all.’