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|
Please find attached the latest update to WISH INFO 13 COVID-19 and waste management activities, and the associated exemplar checklist.
A summary of changes from version 9 to version 10 are as follows:
Section 1. COVID-19 and Waste Management
The only major change to this section is a brief mention of new variants of the virus.
Section 2. Symptoms and what to do if an employee shows or reports the symptoms
There are no significant changes to this section.
Section 3. Controlling the spread of COVID-19 – General Precautions
Significant changes to this section include new sub-sections on fresh air/ventilation and vaccination and further information on testing and discarded “LFD” test kits.
Section 4. Changes in Response to COVID-19
Key changes to this section is a new HSE link on “returning to normal business” and some expansion on this subject.
Section 5. Specific Advice
Significant changes to this section include a new sub-section on workshops, maintenance, and similar and more emphasis on fresh air/ventilation.
During COVID-19 WISH has continually updated guidance relevant to the industry and its interface with the public. The consultative and inclusive approach has allowed guidance to develop as the pandemic evolved. This webinar will provide insights into lessons learned to date and emerging issues as of June 2020, supported by a BINN Group case study. The webinar also explores driving for work, driver health and the importance of creating the right environment for a conversation with staff.
- Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA OSH Policy Adviser and Head of RoSPA Scotland
- Chris Jones, WISH Forum
- Audrey Duckworth, SHEQ Manager, BINN Group
- Jim Brown, Group Commercial Director, BINN Group and Chair of SWITCH
To hear the webinar click here