HGV Driver - Class 2 - Waste Collection

Recruitment Genius
04 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is a long established, independent family-owned business offering excellent quality and service in Skip Hire, Plant Hire, Trade and DIY Shops, Demolition, Trade Waste Collections, Road Sweeping and Agricultural Contracting. They supply services in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding counties.


- Responsible for ensuring that refuse / recycling material collections are completed effectively to and to the standard required thereby minimising missed collections.
- Complying with safe working practices in the accomplishment of the collection service both on the highway and within the disposal site.
- Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine Checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures. Completing daily drivers PDA, highlighting any mechanical defects.
- To assist in the loading of refuse and recycling vehicles..
- Collecting refuse / recycling material in a safe manner in order to minimise disruption to the public/other road users. Where possible reporting no collections where no refuse presented for collection
- Unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point, retaining weighbridge tickets for return to office.
- Driving in safe and courteous manner, ensuring that the loaders are carried safely within the cab, obeying traffic regulations and speed restrictions, not overloading the vehicle.
- Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day with all refuse off loaded unless permission has been granted.
- To assist where trained to act as a revering assistant in line with Shorts Safe Working Procedure
- To learn the route planning, identify where bin locations are.
- To carry out the work in accordance with the Companies procedures in a safe manner with regard for members of the public and other members of staff.
- To familiarise yourself with all relevant Safe Methods of Operation relating to the particular tasks with which you have been assigned and to implement them accordingly.

Person Specification
- Possesses can do attitude.
- Good communication skills within team and with customers.
- Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
- Physically able to perform manual tasks.
- Good safe working attitude.
- CPC & Full LSV driving licence required. Tacho card.
- Literate
- Customer friendly
- Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
- Good geographical area knowledge.
- High regard to Health and safety and follow processes.
- Fit and active.