The information sheets listed below cover various aspects of health and safety in the waste management industry.
These sheets are not related directly to any formal WISH guidance document, and are not formal guidance. They aim to assist waste operators in improving their health and safety performance.
List of WISH general information sheets
|Ref No.||Document title||Summary|
|INFO 01||Health & safety leadership self-assessment tool||Allows ‘leaders’ such as directors, managers and supervisors to assess their leadership style and approach, and gives tips for improvement|
|INFO 02||Practical lock-off advice recycling recovery||Practical advice on when and how to lock-off typical recycling and similar machinery, such as balers, conveyor systems, shredders etc|
|INFO 03||Effective proactive monitoring in waste and recycling collections||Advice on how to monitor safety performance during waste and recycling collection activities, including example format for operator and client use.|
|INFO 04||Examples of safety aids on waste collection vehicles||Practical examples of safety aids on waste collection vehicles, such as visual and audible safety aids, under-run protection and similar|
|INFO 06||Noise in glass collections hearing protection||Information and advice on the selection of hearing protection during the collection of glass wastes|
|INFO 07||Noise in glass collections noise assessment||Information and advice on the monitoring of noise levels during the collection of glass wastes|
|INFO 08||Rogue lithium batteries and fire risk||Advice on reducing the risk from rogue lithium batteries occurring in mixed and general waste streams|
|INFO 09||Employee engagement||Advice and tips on effective engagement with workers in the waste management industry (‘sister’ document to INFO 01)|
|INFO 10||Safe use of refuse collection vehicle bin lifters and bins||Design and compatibility of lifting equipment and bins, selecting systems, maintenance and safe use. Support document for WASTE 04|
|INFO 11||Safety in driver only commercial waste and recycling collections||Risk assessing when driver only collections may be appropriate and advice on reducing the risks involved. Support document to WASTE 04|
|INFO 12||Reversing in waste recycling collection||Advice on reducing the risks associated with reversing during waste and recycling collection operations|
|INFO 13||COVID-19||COVID-19 and waste management activities|