The main law governing health and safety at work in the United Kingdom is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act). This determines what is reasonably practicable to ensure health and safety.
Other regulations supporting the HSW Act set out more detailed legal duties for specific activities or industries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced publications to help you understand what these mean in practice.
Health and safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.
Health and safety management involves practical steps that protect people from harm and at the same time protect the future success and the growth of your business. Good practice in health and safety makes sound business sense.
Safety in Manufacturing of Plastics and Composites – SIMPLC
Composites UK recognises the need for good health and safety performance and together with fellow industry trade associations, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and other representatives from the plastics industry a strategy has been developed appropriate to the needs and challenges of the industry providing leadership to participating organisations. Click here to find out more and how to get involved.
Composites UK Member Resources
Composites UK members can sign in to access the following H&S resources and detailed information. Can’t login? Contact us for assistance.
- Managing Risk
- Your Workplace
- Your Workforce – Occupational Health
- Electrical Safety
- Fire Safety
- Fork-Lift Trucks
- Hand Knife Injuries
- Harmful Substances
– Dust Control
- Manual Handling
- Mental Health at Work
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Slips and Trips
- Working at Height
- Workplace Stress
- Working in Confined Places