Who are we? We are The Hazardous Waste Specialists!
“So, what do you do?” This is a question I get asked a lot, and when I answer; “I’m a Hazardous Waste Specialist.” I am usually met with a look of bewilderment. So, here’s what I do in a nutshell for those of you who are curious about the world of Hazardous Waste Management!
What is Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous waste is created from manufacturing and industrial processes which either contains elements of or is explosive, flammable, toxic, corrosive, reactive or oxidising.
Hazardous waste can come in the form of liquid, solid and gas and can potentially be dangerous to people, animals and our environment if not handled and disposed of correctly.
Me and Hazardous Waste
My job involves identifying, packaging, collecting, transporting and performing the appropriate disposal of hazardous waste for various companies whilst following strict health and safety requirements.
It is vital that I maintain records and a thorough database on all accumulated hazardous waste interactions and properly destroy waste so that it poses no threat.
Another huge element of my job role involves advising workers regarding proper hazardous waste management techniques and providing technical assistance, educational training and workshops upon request for businesses and their employees.
Are you interested in a career working for a Hazardous Waste Disposal Company?
A degree in Chemistry, Safety or Industrial Engineering (or something similar), as well as a desire to work hard and learn extensively about chemical and hazardous substances, is a must. If you have knowledge New Zealand wide and local rules/regulations on hazardous materials management or are passionate about learning, then perhaps being a hazardous waste specialist would suit you! You need knowledge of hazardous materials management practices and techniques, chemical compatibility and hazard classes, skills in analysing hazardous waste as well as confidence in both your verbal and written communication.
So, there you have it, as the founder of Hazchem Services, one of the top hazardous waste disposal companies in Auckland, Whangarei, Northland - New Zealand, my job is to safely identify, pack, transport and dispose of potentially harmful substances ensuring that I protect people, animals and our environment.