Resources and publications

Resources and publications

British Glass produces guidance and support on topics that matter to those who work in and with the glass industry - based on the insight and expertise from our staff, members and networks.

You might also want to look at our events and training - which include short courses-to-order for those working in the industry.

Stay safe when clearing jam jars poster

Stay safe when clearing glass jams

This poster, created through our Health and Safety Forward scheme, outlines key dos and don't for IS machine operators when it comes to clearing glass jams.
British Glass is among the signatories on a letter to Secretary of State Michael Gove.

Industry Letter on DRS

British Glass, together with more than 40 signatories from a range of organisations including packaging trade associations, major manufacturers, and retailers, has signed a letter from INCPEN (the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove.

Health and Safety - useful links documents

This document gives useful links for the main hazards in glass manufacturing; the links are to HSE guidance, Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) or British Glass guidance from H&S committees.

IS Machine – Health and Safety Guidance Document

The document provides practical guidance on the safe working practices that should be adopted in the operation of IS glass forming machines and the management controls needed to support them.

Code of Practice: Safe packaging and transport of empty glass containers

This 2018 code of practice supersedes the TEC 11 document and gives guidance to container manufacturers, packer fillers, merchants, equipment suppliers and logistics companies on the safe packaging and transportation of empty glass containers to customers.
The front cover of our maximising the recyclability of glass packaging

Buyers' guide: Maximising the recyclability of glass packaging

The second part of our Glass-pack portfolio: a series of no-nonsense guides for people working with glass packaging.
The front cover of our recycled content in glass packaging buyers guide

Buyers' guide: Recycled content in glass packaging

The first part of our Glass-pack portfolio: a series of no-nonsense guides for people working with glass packaging.
The front cover of our autumn/winter library and information digest

Library Digest - autumn/winter 2018

Our periodic digest shows members the breadth of information we have added to the British Glass library collection in the preceding months.

IS machine accident statistics sector report 2017

The following document presents the sector statistics for IS machine accidents and incidents based on the data collected from the sector in 2017.

Health and safety sector report 2017

This document displays the accident and incident figures as reported to British Glass under the Health and Safety Forward initiative.