By Gem Childe on 14th Mar 2017
Keith Morrison was speaking at the annual presentation of Ambassador Awards organised by the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum for Northern Ireland (WISHNI).
WISHNI unites key stakeholders from across the waste and recycling industry to identify, devise and promote activities to improve health and safety standards across the sector.
The Ambassadors Awards Programme provides recognition of the health and safety management carried out by WISHNI partner businesses within their own companies and with their subcontractors.
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 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 include Belfast City Council, Natural World Products Ltd, River Ridge Recycling and Sarah-Jane Hunter – Student Ambassador (Ulster University).