Waste and Recycling

Ensuring the safety and reliability of the processing and packaging for you.

Finch Consulting is a leading provider of consulting and forensic investigation services to the varied, broad and ever-changing waste and recycling sector: from waste-to-energy, hazardous waste management, waste treatment and recycling. As technology develops and new technology emerges, we help our clients deploy and operate these safely and efficiently and investigate the root cause for continual improvement if it does not perform as expected.

We have a deep understanding of the unique safety challenges posed by existing and emerging waste processing machinery and technologies. We can help you identify and assess the hazards and even determine risks that have never before been considered. Finch will work with engineering and health and safety teams to develop appropriate organisational controls, sometimes borrowing ideas and methods from other sectors.

The scale, energetic nature, hazardous substances and transport systems used in typical waste and recycling processes, demand robust risk controls. However, when incidents do occur, we also offer investigation services to help you understand the root cause. We have a wealth of experience investigating incidents involving waste and recycling from process safety to machinery and transport and logistics. Finch can provide you with the insights you need to prevent them from happening again.

We have particular expertise in helping senior leadership teams and investors build pilot plants and develop and scale them into commercial businesses. We have a proven track record of success in this area, and we can help you achieve your goals.

We focus on our three capabilities and the interaction between them:

Health and Safety Management

We help you develop and implement health and safety programs considering hardware and hygiene to protect your employees, and the public.

Process Safety Management

We help you identify and mitigate the risks associated with your processes, such as fires, toxic releases, pressure releases, and electrical safety.

Asset Management

We help you optimise the performance of your assets and reduce your operating costs.

If you are a client who is looking to develop or redevelop a pilot plant or scale up your operations, or even looking for compliance, Finch Consulting is a great resource. We have the expertise and experience you need to make your project a success.