The key aim of the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum is to recognise and promote activities to help improve health and safety performance in the waste industry.

To assist with this process the WISH Forum have created a list of Guidance documents on the topics summarised below.

To view the official guidance provided and maintained by the WISH Working Groups which comprises of industry experts, the HSE and other organisations please follow the link below:

GUIDANCE REF No. DOCUMENT TITLE
WASTE 03 Orphaned compressed gas cylinders in waste and recycling industries
WASTE 04 Waste and recycling vehicles in street collection
WASTE 05 The safe use of refuse collection vehicle hoists and bins
WASTE 06 Skip and container safety in waste management and recycling
WASTE 08 Compaction equipment: User and public safety
WASTE 09 Safe transport in the waste management and recycling industry
WASTE 10 The safe recovery of petrol from end-of-life vehicles
WASTE 11 Safety at ‘bring-sites’ in the waste management and recycling industry
WASTE 13 Designing and operating material recycling facilities (MRFs) safely
WASTE 16 Reducing noise risks from kerbside glass collection
WASTE 18 Hand sorting of recyclables (‘totting’) with vehicle assistance
WASTE 21 Health and safety training in waste management and recycling
WASTE 22 Handling offensive/hygiene waste safely
WASTE 23 Safe waste and recycling collection services
WASTE 24 Highway cleansing – issue 2 October 2020
WASTE 25 Managing access to large waste and recycling bins
WASTE 26 Managing health and safety in civic amenity sites
WASTE 27 Health and hazardous substances in waste and recycling
WASTE 28 Reducing fire risk at waste management sites