WISH information on Covid and Waste Management Activities

The Waste Industry Safety and Health forum (WISH) has produced an information document on managing COVID-19 risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. This document was updated on 6th January – Version 9 here. This has been updated with weblinks and references including links to guidance from the Devolved Administrations. They have also published an example checklist here.

It gives information on what to do if an employees shows symptoms, some general precautions and then specific advice on:

  • Vehicles and collections operations
  • Bulky waste collections
  • Mobile plant
  • Landfills, MBT and transfer stations
  • MRFs and recycling plants
  • CA/HWRC sites
  • Welfare facilities
  • Weighbridges

It is important to note that this is a live document and will be updated and revised as the situation develops and more information is released.