Representatives of British Glass were delighted to join our Apprentice of the year, Gareth Owen of O-I Glass UK, as he was honoured at The Worshi
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At this year’s Glass Focus Awards, hosted by British Glass, O-I’s Gareth Owen received the Apprentice of the Year award just two years into his four year apprenticeship at the company’s Alloa plant.
A bright future is ahead for glass, thanks to a serious focus on innovation, the environment, and sustainability, at the industry’s annual prestige awards ceremony at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield. (Thurs 22 November).
Glass Futures plans to construct two hub centres employing dozens of highly skilled staff, creating 100’s of related jobs across the supply-chain. While the sites have not been finalised, one of the hubs is planned in the Liverpool City Region and the other in Yorkshire, between Sheffield and Leeds.
British Glass has just taken glass manufacturing health and safety leads to the Health and Safety Laboratory for a training session – but the subject matter might be surprising.
The world’s largest glass bottle manufacturer, Owens-Illinois (O-I) has announced significant investment in two of its global glass plants.
Whilst every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of workers in a glass plant, sometimes even more care is needed when working with glass heated to temperatures over 1,000oC.
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to health and safety. O-I UK has been making this a central principle of its culture – going beyond the obvious production context to include every employee – and their families. It's won them a medal of excellence under the British Glass Health and Safety Forward scheme.