We have detected that your browser is using AdBlock
Police Community is a not for profit organisation and advertising revenue is key to our continued viability.
Please disable your AdBlocker on our site in order to continue using it.
This message will disappear once AdBlock has been disabled.
Thank you for your support - we appreciate it !
If you feel you are getting this message in error please email email@example.com
Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'bin lorries'.
Found 1 result
Fedster posted a topic in Nottinghamshire PoliceBin lorries in Nottingham could be fitted with new safety cameras in a bid to cut the number of people killed by sleeping rough in rubbish.Waste management company Biffa say that last year they found 93 people sleeping rough in rubbish while four people were killed after sheltering inside bins that were then emptied into the back of trucks. 140 cameras will now be fitted to some of the company's 800 trucks and Biffa says this will help remind staff to check bins before emptying them. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme, Tim Standring, from the High Wycombe-based company, said: "If it's the only place you've got to stay and it's the most secure place, I can kind of see the appeal, but the downside of it is if we don't find you, you're not going to survive." He added: "These machines won't differentiate between cardboard, wood and unfortunately people as well." Some vehicles will also record footage from inside the trucks, but the company insisted it was not spying on its staff and this was an aid to help protect them. Biffa, who manage depots at a number of Nottingham sites including Radford, Sherwood, Mapperley and Silverdale, hope to introduce the new technology in all of its lorries by the end of the year. In April last year, a man was found in the back of a bin lorry in Sneinton Dale but was later pronounced dead after being rushed to the Queen's Medical Centre. http://www.nottinghampost.com/Bin-lorries-safety-cameras-introduced/story-26522997-detail/story.html Maybe people should take more responsibility and not fall asleep in bin lorries in the first place!