As you may be aware, metal recycling falls under the list of permitted businesses allowed to operate in order to service the many key industries in the North East. Whilst we do not encourage unnecessary travel at this time, we feel that in order to service these businesses appropriately we will reopen our yard in Aberdeen.

Having been in daily contact with the BMRA, DEFRA and OGUK who in turn have each been working closely with Scottish and UK Government regarding lockdown restrictions, we have taken appropriate advice and so will be putting safety measures in place in order for our yard to be open from 0730 until 1600 Monday to Friday until further notice.

Our metal recycling sites at Lerwick, Evanton and Montrose will remain with restricted operating hours but please don’t hesitate to contact our Site Managers or Dave Weston to discuss your requirements.

In order to provide our services we must take significant measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our team, customers and contractors. This means that for the foreseeable future there will be changes to the way in which we operate. Please see below the basic guidance for reference. Please ensure that anyone delivering scrap is aware of these rules in advance of visiting our site. Due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, anyone not complying with these rules will be asked to leave the site.

John Lawrie Metals Operation Site Rules

  • On arrival at the weighbridge please report to the window on the gantry and not the normal office reception.
  • When entering the yard, the driver must follow instruction by our yard team and remain in their cab until they are in position.
  • Once a vehicle has been prepared for tipping/unloading, the driver must immediately return to the vehicle to allow our staff to inspect the load. This will then be communicated to weighbridge operator via radio.
  • Weighbridge staff will not be signing paperwork. Distribution of weighbridge tickets manually will be kept to an absolute minimum.
  • Loads will only be accepted if the material can be tipped by the supplier’s own vehicle or if the material can be offloaded by mobile plant. We will not permit any manual handling of materials on site.
  • Unfortunately, drivers will not be allowed to use our welfare facilities until further notice.
  • We must insist that any customer visiting our site stays at least 2 metres away from
    any of our employees, and failure to do so may result in being asked to leave the site.
  • We reserve the right to refuse access to anyone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or we suspect of having had contact with a someone with COVID-19.

The above measures are vital in ensuring the safety of our team, customers and contractors. It is crucial that visitors are aware of these new restrictions BEFORE visiting our site. The above measures may also mean that turnaround times are increased, and John Lawrie appreciates your cooperation and understanding at this time. We will review and update these measures as necessary.