British Glass and Pilkington United Kingdom Limited have hosted a familiarisation visit for the new Health and Safety Executive glass lead, Andrew Bowker.
British Glass took Lord Prior and officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to see glass manufacturing in action – with site visits hosted by British Glass members Pilkington UK Ltd and Encirc to demonstrate all that glass offers the UK economy.
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.
The second instalment of the series covers various aspects of glass technology for the built environment.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG group, has launched a new mirror product that is resistant to humidity and corrosion.
Kalsi Plastics, a Birmingham-based building products manufacturer, is entering the fire protection market after becoming licensed to process Pilkington fire-resistant glass.
Glass manufacturers have achieved a 50% decrease in workplace accidents over the past 10 years. As safety culture matures, the industry is shifting focus to ensure that trend continues. Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd (part of NSG Group), a member of the British Glass Health and Safety Forward scheme, shared some of the practical measures it has put in place to make sure everyone is involved and accountable.