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Duty Of Care

Duty of care considerations in relation to Winters services

Tort law involves the legal obligation of duty of care being imposed on an individual requiring that while they perform any acts that could cause foreseeable harm to others, they adhere to a standard of reasonable care.

There are various duty of care aspects to bear in mind if you are interested in the services of Winters.

Landfill Directive

Effective from 30th October 2007, the tipping of untreated waste into landfills has been banned by the Environmental Agency.

In any case, here at Winters, we are renowned for our high recycling rate, with 95% of the waste that we handle being recycled rather than sent to landfill. Nonetheless, some materials can be more difficult to recycle, so this is a duty of care that you may be advised to keep in mind.

Contact our experts today for more information on how this ban affects your firm’s management of its waste, or

read more from the Environmental Agency.

Site Waste Management Plans

Regulations in place since 8th April 2008 dictate that a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) is required for any construction project over £300,000. Not only new-build projects, but also sewage/water installation, maintenance work and alterations are affected.

Take a look at the Netregs PDF explanation for more information, or contact Winters for more tailored advice.

ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

The company that you choose to provide you with waste management services really ought to have adopted quality management systems that signal the basic standards and duty of care that you can expect. Sure enough, Winters has achieved both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification.

We have used QMS International plc as our assessment and approval body, with ISO 9001 relating to quality management systems and ISO 14001, environmental management systems. In both instances, approval has been given on the basis of our provision of skip hire, aggregates and haulage services that involve the transfer and recycling of waste.

ISO 9001

Skip Hire Terms and Conditions

Skip hire is one of our most in-demand services, being ideal when the likes of refurbishment waste, construction and demolition waste, plasterboard, bulky waste and source segregated waste need to be disposed of.

However, there are also Terms and Conditions of Hire that apply, relating to such matters as where the skip is to be placed and the conditions of the Highway Authority.

You can find out more about the full range of duty of care considerations that apply to your use of Winters waste management services by getting in touch with us now or below, whether you are based in London, Hitchin or the Home Counties.