WISHNI Puts Health And Safety On The Agenda


Waste and Transport Managers from local authorities and the private sector in Northern Ireland are meeting on Thursday 26 February for a morning of practical and informative demonstrations regarding everyday hazards in the waste sector.

McCreath Taylor, a well-established municipal vehicle hire and maintenance company in Lisburn, is hosting the event, which has been organised by the Waste Industry Safety and Health forum (WISHNI) in conjunction with Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI).  The programme runs from 9.30am – 2pm and is being delivered by relevant industry experts.  Sessions include: delivering in-house training; Harness Safety by Quadra Consulting; Working Safely with Conveyors by Smiley Monroe; and Working Safely With Bin Lifting Gear presented by CP Davidson. A practical demonstration of how to conduct a Fork Lift Truck Daily Inspection will also be given by Train-A-Lift Ltd; there is an open session about First Aid at Work reviewing recent changes and highlighting training courses; and NIFRS (Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service) will identify typical fire ignition sources and precautions within the waste industry.

David Kerr, McCreath Taylor said: “We are delighted to host this practical and informative session.  The 52 delegates will be divided into 6 groups and ‘travel’ around the six topics for a twenty-minute presentation each. The emphasis is on safe operation and how to perform daily start up checks.”

Coventry-based vehicle safety technology provider Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) will also be demonstrating its much talked about Cyclear cyclist warning display system, proven to be the most effective system for preventing accidents between HGV’s and cyclists, and its market leading RX3 DVR Four-Camera system. Last year ISS announced McCreath Taylor as its sole distributor and installation agent in Northern Ireland.

Oliver Hoadley, Sales Manager, ISS said: “We are delighted to participate in this event and to have the opportunity to demonstrate our Cyclear and our other products to delegates.  It promises to be an interesting and informative day, and very useful for anyone involved in the operation of waste management vehicles and equipment.”