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.
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.
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.
Those organisations who are members of the WISH forum
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.
WISH has established a number of working groups to develop and take forward the 5 strategy goals and objectives identified in the WISH blueprint.