• In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974, we present a series of candid conversations with senior health and safety professionals. Hear their stories, learn from their experiences and gain valuable insights as we explore the world of health and safety.

    Our featured professionals share first hand accounts of pivotal moments, significant challenges, and successes that have shaped their careers In health and safety. Their reflections offer unique perspectives on the progress made and the ongoing commitment to ensuring safe and healthy workplaces for all. Join us as we celebrate their contributions and look forward to the future of workplace safety.

    Making the waste and recycling industry a safer place to work

    In this talking heads video, we’re joined by Chris Jones OBE, Cory’s Director of Risk Management and Compliance. Chris’s dedication to safety is evident through his involvement in the founding and chairing of the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH). Under his leadership, WISH has united regulators, government bodies, local authorities, charitable groups, trade bodies, and private sector organisations to share best practices and coordinate safety initiatives. These efforts have led to a remarkable 25% reduction in RIDDOR rates across the sector.

    As Chair of the Environmental Services Association Health & Safety Committee, Chris implemented programmes that reduced injury rates by 85% among ESA members, preventing 10,000 serious injuries and 20 fatalities. At Cory, his initiatives have resulted in a 70% reduction in workplace injury rates.



     Find out more about the WISH forum.

    Honouring the legacy: Our anniversary activities

    To celebrate the act, we will be publishing a number of articles and video interviews with influential health and safety professionals exploring the past, present and future of the HSWA and health and safety management more broadly. Find out more here.

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