The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum

Press Release
24 February 2017

New Waste Industry Safety & Health
(WISH) website launched


The new Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) website, hosted by CIWM, has been launched today. The new site - – provides a one-stop-shop for all WISH guidance previously hosted on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website. With a new look and easy navigation, the site hosts both formal guidance documents and other resources, including good practice case studies.


Chris Jones, Chair of WISH, said: “It is right that industry health and safety guidance is available on a dedicated industry website. In addition to our formal health and safety guidance, it contains WISH information documents, details of our strategy and current initiatives and projects, and how to get involved with a WISH work group. Waste management is a rapidly developing industry facing many health and safety challenges. The aim of the new WISH web site is to give operators easy access to the advice and guidance they need to meet these challenges”.


“As members of WISH, we are delighted to be supporting the new website,” says CIWM’s chief executive Dr Colin Church. “Health and safety is of paramount importance and the WISH Forum provides a valuable set of resources and access to ongoing work and initiatives to improve the health and safety record of this sector.”


Any comments on the new WISH website, or suggestions for additions to it, can be made via the contact details available on the site.





Notes for editors:


  1. The WISH forum is a multi-party group made up of organisations broadly representing the waste and recycling industry. 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. 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.


  2. For more information on WISH, its activities and the guidance it has produced for the waste and recycling industry see the WISH web site at



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