News / Press Releases.

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02 March 2023 – Position Statement released today by WISH concerning the operation of vehicles equipped with automatic and semi-automatic bin-lifts. As stated in the Position Statement the Health and Safety Executive have been consulted throughout the preparation of this statement for publication.

This Position Statement is being released to draw attention to the historical and ongoing issues, injuries, and fatalities that are being suffered in the industry, associated with the use of bin-lifts used in the automatic and semi-automatic modes. It is critically important that the risks associated with such devices are adequately assessed and controlled, as explained in the existing WISH guidance and information documents, and described in the Position Statement.
WISH Position Statement – Automatic Bin Lifts March 2023

19 December 2022 – WISH has received a number of queries concerning the appropriate PPE and precautions to be observed whilst collecting bird carcasses as part of cleansing in streets, parks and public areas.
Further to the discussion that took place about this issue at the last WISH SG monthly call, and following on from discussions and consultations which WISH have undertaken with the HSE and others we have agreed and are now publishing the attached position statement on this issue.
This statement will be kept under review during the current Avian Flu outbreak and will be changed should the circumstance so require.
WISH Avian Flu Position Statement V1 – 19 Dec 2022

26 October 2021 – The following link to a safety alert issued last week by the HSE (in collaboration with WISH) concerning the use of wheeled loading shovels in waste and recycling.

26 January 2021 – WISH COVID Press Release

22 October 2020 – Initial Notification of Waste and Recycling Fatality – OHPL

2 Ocober 2020 – Initial Notification of Waste & Recycling Fatality – Skip Exchange (Hot Swapping)

24 February 2017 – New Waste Industry Safety & Health (WISH) website launched

02 May 2017 – FINAL 02.05.17 Revised WISH waste fires guidance release 2 May 2017

09 June 2017 – Keep an eye on collections with a new WISH information sheet – June 2017