As a waste management and recycling company we operate a fleet of 45 HGV trucks.
We are already FORS Silver and a CLOCS Champion which demonstrates that we take the safety of other road users and our responsibility to them very seriously.
However the opportunity to raise awareness for Brake the road safety charity was one that we were keen to support.
On a daily basis our vehicles drive in some of London’s most congested areas as well as more sub-urban and rural parts of Greater London and the Home Counties.
We regularly make deliveries to schools, hospitals, shopping centres and many other premises that require an acute awareness of not only other road users but pedestrians of all ages.
We have a company driver training policy that includes our drivers attending a Safe urban Driving Cycle Safety course (where the HGV driver actually takes to the roads on a bicycle) and we also allow the local police to use our vehicles so that they may demonstrate to cyclists the blind spots and vision points of large HGV trucks.
For Road Safety Week we encouraged not only our own drivers and staff to take the Brake Pledge but also many of our customers whose vans and trucks tip waste at our facilities in Greenwich and London Borough of Bromley.
The Bake For Brake sale was a success with nobody needing much of an excuse to indulge in a sweet treat on a Friday. We posted photos of the cakes and of people posing with the bright yellow “Speed Down, Save Lives” selfie hand across our company social media.
We raised just over £200 which was made up to £500 by our company directors.
Greater awareness of a matter that can have such a devastating effect on the victims and families of road accidents is paramount to Norris and we shall continue to support Brake in its efforts.
About Norris Waste Management
Established in 1972, Norris Waste Management operates two waste transfer stations/materials recovery facilities (MRF); a 2 acre fully licensed waste transfer station on the Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0RT and the other in the London Borough of Bromley, BR5 2NB.
Norris They offer a comprehensive range of services including skip hire and roll on/off containers, bulk muck-away – tippers and grab lorries, the production and provision of materials and aggregates (recycled and primary), wheeled bin/dustcart compactor service and fly tip clearance.