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About - Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum

What is WISH?

Representatives from the waste management and recycling industry have come together to form the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum. WISH members include representatives from HSE, main trade associations, professional associations, trade unions, recycling organisations and national and local government bodies involved in waste management and recycling.

The aim of WISH is to identify, devise and promote activities to improve industry health and safety standards.

How WISH works

WISH is a multi-party forum made up of organisations representing the waste and recycling industry. Its purpose is to provide information, identify solutions and stimulate action across the industry to ensure the health, safety and well-being of those working in the industry and those affected by its activities. It works by consensus and partnership, promoting good practice, sharing ideas and solutions.

Traditionally WISH has worked to identify and drawn up solutions and guidance to health and safety issues within the industry.  This has subsequently been published as WISH endorsed guidance on the HSE website.

WISH will continue to promote, publicise, facilitate and bring about implementation of the actions that can reduce workplace accident and occupational ill health incidence rates. 

WISH Commitment to competence

The WISH forum: Commitment to competence is designed to support the industry in raising staff competency levels. It is hoped that this will help to reduce accidents and occupational ill health.

Updated 2019-05-07