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Finning tailors training for waste sector

12 Sep 12 Finning UK is taking its Eco-Drive training programme into the waste sector, aiming to help waste managers and equipment operators reduce plant costs by up to 10%.

Finning launched its Eco-Drive training programme in 2009 and so far has seen more than 1,700 participants take part. It has now tailored the course for the waste industry.

Developed in conjunction with leading players in the waste industry, the new Eco-Drive programme has been designed to address the specific issues associated with plant operating in waste handling and processing operations. Aimed at reducing overall operating costs by up to 10% per machine per customer, the specially adapted programme is the first of its kind in the UK, Finning claims.

The one day course, tailored to the specific audience from landfill operations to waste transfer stations and materials recycling facilities, is made up of specific modules, each designed to drive up productivity, cut out waste, increase component life and improve health and safety onsite. These include:

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Jonathon Davies, Finning strategic account manager for waste, said: “Due to the nature and variety of waste operations in the UK, the sector itself is very specific when it comes to the use of plant and equipment. So when it came to looking at how we could help the industry to increase productivity, make valuable cost savings and improve health and safety, it was obvious that an industry specific Eco-Drive training programme was required.

“With having such a positive experience in the delivery of Eco-Drive into other industry sectors, Finning knew we could deliver a valuable training solution into the waste sector to achieve the savings and performance enhancement the industry was crying out for.

“Having tested the solution with a number of leading industry players, we are now at a point where we can roll out the programme to the industry at large. The aim is to replicate the success of previous programmes and make sure that the Waste sector in the UK is at the forefront of meeting the global waste challenge.”

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