The ‘Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites’ or SIMPLC Strategy aims to build on good practice within the industry and establish a health and safety culture within individual businesses. This strategy is targeted at the polymer and FRP composites industries. The strategy will be achieved through a series of defined targets to drive improvement as well as measure performance.  The overall aim is to reduce accidents, ill health, and lost time, as well as improve the industry‚Äôs safety performance.

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 to download the Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites Strategy 2022-2025.

This programme is a real opportunity and one which places actions on Employers, Trade Associations, Trade Unions and the Health and Safety Executive representing a significant shift of emphasis – one directed very much more to continuous improvement and not just compliance and as such changes in attitude, and tangible improvements will be needed.

Composites UK have documented a three-year plan to support the SIMPLC strategy with objectives and actions appropriate to our sector. Member companies can download the action plan in the member resources area and access the Full Composites UK H&S Industry report for 2021. The 2020 summary report can be downloaded here.


Sign up to SIMPLC

If you would like to sign up to the pledge please download the SIMPLC Pledge 2022-2025 sign and return it to Composites UK.

By signing the pledge you are committing to producing a company action plan to improve health and safety within your organisation.

Full and up-to-date details can be found in the HSE website.

Composites UK Member Companies Signed up to the SIMPLC Strategy

Non-members signed up to the SIMPLC initiative:

  • Advanced Insulation Ltd
  • Aerotron Composites Ltd
  • Addev Materials UK Ltd
  • Creative Composites Ltd
  • Esspee Fabrications Ltd
  • Tufcot Engineering Ltd
  • Surface Generation Limited
  • Von Roll UK Ltd