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HSENI supports waste-management ambassadors

Winners of the WISHNI Ambassadors Awards Programme

Winners of this year’s WISHNI Ambassadors Awards Programme praised by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

THE Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has welcomed the ongoing efforts to improve safety across the waste and recycling industry. Last week, Keith Morrison, chief executive of the HSENI, was speaking at the annual presentation of the Ambassador Awards organized 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 organizations/businesses in recognition of their work in promoting safety across the sector, Mr 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 organizations, 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.’

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. The Awards has been a valuable contribution in achieving this aim. I look forward to seeing our new Ambassadors deliver further positive change within the industry and I would support them in their efforts.’

Winners of this year’s WISHNI Ambassadors Awards Programme include: ReCon Waste Management; McKinstry Skip Hire; and RiverRidge Recycling. 

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