In January, we were delighted to welcome Saheed, Jigardan, Ibironke, Kehinde, Wahab, Cynthia, Sruthi and Ademilua from the University of Salford.
The students are currently studying for their MSc master’s degree in Safety, Health and Environment and have chosen Kenny Waste Management as the subject for their professional practice research project which will explore and seek to address key occupational health risks within the transport sector.
We put the safety of our staff and customers first and, as a fleet operator with more than 50 employees directly involved in the transport side of our business, we are excited to engage in this collaboration with the University and its keen students.
This first meeting was the students’ opportunity to find out as much as they could about what our drivers’ roles involve, our Health & Safety policies and procedures, and the wider wellbeing support and initiatives the company provides. Our Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) and Transport Manager, Lauren Ball, was able to provide a wealth of information which the students will now use to develop their project scope and action plan.
We were extremely impressed with the professionalism of the students and the way they had clearly been able to draw on their academic learning to identify and ask key questions in a real life business setting.
We are pleased to be able to support this project as it develops. Not only will it give the students the opportunity to apply their learning and help prepare them for future employment in their chosen fields, but their findings and recommendations will also support our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our teams and individuals, without whom we couldn’t deliver the service we do.
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