News / Press Releases.

Use links below to see published news and press releases.

April 2024 – Safety Alert concerning the importance of ensuring safety when working under hydraulicly operated rear doors, hoppers etc on Waste vehicles and plant.
WISH Safety Alert – Hydraulic rear doors and similar

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