Paul Fisher – Food Waste Driver, South East
Posted: 11th of January 2017 by Martha Witcomb
What hours do you work on a typical day?
Anywhere between 7.5 – 9.5 hours a day.
What key tasks do you so?
To attend sites and empty their food waste containers on a scheduled route in a safe, friendly and professional manner. To complete all relevant paperwork at both site and AD plant, obtaining necessary signatures where possible. To maintain and drive designated vehicle in a way befitting of an Olleco driver.
What does an average day entail?
An average day begins with a thorough walk-round check of the vehicle being used, making sure no vehicle has major defects and all minor ones are reported. Once completed you then set off on a designated route and complete all collections, leaving all necessary documentation before returning to an AD plant to tip your load and clean the vehicle. Finally on completion of this you are then required to phone the office for a debrief of the day’s route and complete a post route walk-round check of your vehicle.
Why did you want to be a driver?
Being a driver allows for freedom within the work place, opportunity to liaise with and meet a varied range of people on a daily basis.
Why did you choose Olleco?
Being a driver at Olleco is a privileged position to hold as you are the face of Olleco with customers on a daily basis. You get to plan your own day and are trusted to act in a way befitting of the Olleco brand whilst out on your daily/weekly duties.
Olleco as a company appealed to me because of the company ethos, vision and it’s flexible with regards working hours. It is a privilege working for a company which is forward thinking and makes bold and progressive strides with regards to the way oil/food waste is recycled.
What skills do you need to be a successful driver for Olleco?
To be a successful Olleco driver you need to be professional, courteous and reliable, with the ability to adapt.