Class 1 Driver (ADR) – Nights

Our client, an environmental solutions company is looking to recruit an experienced Class 1 driver (ADR) to join their team in Rochester.

Hours of work will be 12 hour night  shifts – Monday to Friday starting around 4.00/5.00pm each evening.

Key Deliverables /Duties and Responsibilities:
Health and Safety

  • Demonstrate appropriate Health and Safety commitment to ensure that the corporate PROUD ethos is visible and promoted throughout all activities carried out.
  • Ensure you carry out duties safely and compliantly
  • Ensure correct PPE worn on site at all times
  • Ensure vehicle safety equipment is used at all times when loading or unloading
  • Report any issues related to safety immediately to line or site management
  • Report any near miss/accidents/incidents/non-conformance
  • Ensure all waste collections are carried out in accordance with company procedures (including using PDA) and legislation to ensure all revenue is captured
  • To collect Customers waste in a safe and professional manner
  • To complete all work related paperwork in full and hand in at the end of the shift
  • To carry out vehicle checks before and after each shift
  • To report any non-conformities/near misses to line manager
  • To drive in compliance with the Highway Code and ADR law
  • To report vehicle defects to your line manager/site management
  • To work alongside other operational team members to ensure operational efficiency is maintained
  • To load and unload waste from company vehicles, including wheeled containers and/or primary packaging’s and to do this in line with company procedures & polices
  • To adhere to all site rules whether on Tradebe or customers sites
  • To attend team briefings/drivers meetings etc.
  • To be smart and presentable at all times by wearing clean & correct company uniform
  • To be professional at all times when on customers site’s
  • To report any issues on return to site during driver de-brief
  • To contact site during the shift about any possible issues or delays resulting in missed collections
  • To keep all vehicles assigned to you clean and tidy
  • To refuel all assigned vehicles at the end of the shift
  • Not to over load vehicle
  • Ensure that all loads are secure and safe before travel
  • Not to mix load waste without proper segregation

Essential Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Good customer relations.
  • Correct Licence for the type of vehicle required to drive
  • Driver qualification (CPC) card – if applicable
  • Understanding of EU Driver & Working time laws

Desirable Skills:

  • ADR qualified
  • Experience in handling waste (Healthcare & Hazardous waste desirable).
  • Use of hand held devices .e.g. PDA or similar


  • Good knowledge road traffic laws
  • Knowledge of the UK road network.
  • Knowledge of the waste industry (Healthcare & Hazardous waste desirable).

Qualifications and Experience

  • HGV driving Licence
  • Possession of ADR Class 6.2 (minimum), is preferable however training will be provided  if necessary.
  • Driving of HGV vehicles in built up / local / country areas

Please submit your CV for consideration to:



  • Job Number: 1418
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Rochester
  • Salary: TBA
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