HSENI supports waste management ambassadors

Date published: 15 March 2018

The Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland, Keith Morrison yesterday praised the ongoing efforts to improve safety across the waste and recycling industry.

Mr Morrison was speaking at the fifth annual presentation of Ambassador Awards organised by the Waste Industry Safety & Health Forum for Northern Ireland (WISHNI).

The Ambassadors Awards Programme provides recognition of the safety management activity of WISHNI partner businesses within their own companies and with their subcontractors.

Presenting awards to sixteen local organisations in recognition of their work in promoting safety across the sector, Keith Morrison said:

“I congratulate this year’s WISHNI Ambassadors for their important contributions in helping to improve safety standards across the industry.

“It is encouraging to note the support offered by a range of organisations, all with the primary aim of promoting health and safety best practice across the waste and recycling industry. I fully support the efforts of the WISHNI forum in its work to promote and share knowledge and best practice.

“By working together and developing partnerships between government, industry and other stakeholders we can better manage and reduce the risks to Northern Ireland’s workers."

Mr Jim King, Chairman of WISHNI added: “WISHNI has continued to provide support to the waste industry by developing and sharing good practice across the industry. Yesterday’s event was a valuable contribution in achieving this aim.

“I look forward to seeing our new Ambassadors effect further positive change within the industry and I would support them in their efforts.”

Winners of this year’s WISHNI Ambassadors Awards Programme are:

  • Alpha Resource Management Ltd
  • Belfast City Council
  • Bryson Recycling
  • ConveyorTek Ltd
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Frylite Ltd
  • Granville Ecopark Ltd
  • McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd
  • McQuillan Envirocare Ltd
  • McQuillan Skip Hire Ltd
  • Natural World Products Ltd
  • NWP Recycling Ltd
  • ReCon Waste Management Ltd
  • RecyCo Ltd
  • RiverRidge Holdings Ltd

Emma Welsh – Student Ambassador

WISHNI brings together key stakeholders from across the waste and recycling sector to identify, devise and promote activities to improve health and safety standards across the industry.

Following yesterday’s awards ceremony, a health and safety seminar followed with presentations from local industry and other organisations associated with the waste and recycling industry.

Notes to editors: 

  1. WISH NI includes representatives from a broad range of relevant bodies, including the CIWM Northern Ireland, private companies, District Councils, Energy and Utility Skills, HSENI, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, relevant trade unions, WRAP and the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB).
  2. For media enquires please contact: HSENI Press Office on: 028 9024 3249 or email: media@hseni.gov.uk.
  3. For out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned.
  4. If you are in the waste and recycling industry and would like to find out more about the work of WISHNI and its Ambassadors Awards Programme, please contact Martin Rafferty (secretary) by email at: martin.rafferty@hseni.gov.uk.

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