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MTS Cleansing Services Ltd

Introducing initiatives to reduce diesel engine exhaust emissions

Background facts

  • MTS Cleansing Services Ltd is recognised as the leading UK waste management and recycling company, and employs more than 500 people
  • The company continuously updates and renews its fleet of unique specialist vehicles and plant and offers comprehensive services for major utilities, domestic and commercial customers
  • It is a key supplier to utilities Southern Water, Thames Water, Severn Trent Water and South East Water in addition to companies including Costain, Hanson Aggregates and the Thames Tideway project in central London

The challenge

MTS Cleansing Services Ltd, as a fleet company, has focused heavily on reducing the cancer causing diesel engine exhaust emissions from its vehicles.

As part of continuous improvement, the company reviewed workplace exposure to diesel fumes. This highlighted that due to the nature of work undertaken, many staff could be affected.

The response

Through focused modernisation of its fleet, locating vehicles proactively to reduce emissions and making upgrades to the ventilation in the workshops, MTS Cleansing Services Ltd has reduced the risk to all its staff and customers from exposure to diesel fumes.

Watch Keith Hole, Head of Health and Safety at MTS Cleansing Services Ltd, explain its strategy to manage diesel fumes exposure.