Our sector’s productivity rests on the skills and knowledge of its employees – so their health, safety and wellbeing are paramount. That’s why British Glass works with its members and other stakeholders to make the glass industry a safe and healthy place to work – today and into the future.
In the past 10 years glass manufacturers have achieved a 50% decrease in the workplace accident rate – but we’re not done yet.
Our Health and Safety Forward scheme is a dynamic system for continuous improvement across our sector, aligned to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) helping Great Britain work well strategy. The scheme is open to all British Glass members.
Health and Safety Forward – through its meetings, training days and working groups – identifies and addresses the glass sector’s priority wellbeing, health and safety issues.
British Glass’ wider work on health and safety includes:
• publishing industry guidance
• collecting and reporting annual health and safety statistics
• providing industry-specific training including IOSH Working safely and Managing safely for flat glass and container glass.
British Glass also works closely with both the HSE and CHARGE (a forum for the ceramics, heavy clay, refractories, glass and glazing, cement and concrete industries).