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Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum


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.

About WISH

Structure, strategy and actions

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

More details about WISH

Delivering the Solution together

The aims of the strategy are to achieve a 10% year on year reduction in RIDDOR reported accident rates and zero deaths in the industry.

Delivering the solution together


Those organisations who are members of the WISH forum


Industry summit and WISH blueprint

Around 150 invited senior figures from across the waste and recycling industry assembled in Solihull in February 2013 for a summit aimed at improving its poor health and safety record. Actions to be taken forward by each strategy working group in 2013 - 2015 comprise the blueprint.

Industry summit

Working Groups

WISH has established a number of working groups to develop and take forward the 5 strategy goals and objectives identified in the WISH blueprint.

WISH Working Groups

Updated 2015-03-04