The Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland, Keith Morrison has welcomed the ongoing efforts to improve safety across the waste and recycling industry.
Mr Morrison was speaking at the annual presentation of Ambassador Awards organised by the Waste Industry Safety and 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 nine 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. Today’s event has been 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
- ISL Waste Management Ltd
- McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd
- Natural World Products Ltd
- ReCon Waste Management Ltd
- Re-Gen Waste Ltd
- River Ridge Recycling
- Sarah-Jane Hunter – Student Ambassador (Ulster University)
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 the awards ceremony, a health and safety seminar followed with presentations from local industry and other organisations associated with the waste and recycling industry.