Training Drive Pays Off for Waste Managers

18 May 2010 by Daryl Tunningley

Increased investment in training is paying off for Fareham-based waste management specialists Cleansing Service Group, one of the UK waste industry’s fastest growing companies.

The company, whose training budget rose to almost £100,000 last year, is celebrating its latest multiple successes in National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) exams with 10 CSG drivers gaining level 2 qualification in waste management operations.

“It’s the most successful NVQ year we’ve had,” said CSG human resources manager Steve Hicks. “Our plan is to extend NVQ training to all 300 of our operational and processing staff.

“With environmental awareness rising, waste management is becoming an increasingly complex operation. We believe that top class training is particularly important for our drivers who are at the front line of our service to customers.”

CSG’s other training initiatives include the setting up of an in-house driving school to provide ‘tailored driving’ instruction leading to the new European Driver Certificate in Professional Competence CPC).

CSG, which operates the largest fleet of waste transportation tankers in the UK, has just been listed by the Sunday Times as 60th in the UK’s 100 private firms with the fastest growing profits.