Chemical manufacture and storage

This page provides access to health and safety information relating to the onshore chemical manufacture and storage industry.

This site relates to the following Industries: - Oil refining and petrochemicals; Paints and Coatings, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilisers, Compressed Gases and other general Chemicals.

The site does not cover the incidental use of chemicals in other places of work or the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.

For information on Industries/Topics not covered here return to the HSE homepage.

The Chemical Industries Division has responsibility for the following industrial sectors:

  • Chemical production
  • Oil Refining and associated onshore oil-related industry
  • Coatings Production
  • Pharmaceuticals Production
  • Fertilisers Production
  • Production of Compressed Gases
  • Production of Hygiene/Cleaning materials
  • Large-scale storage of chemicals and their transport by road

These pages explain what we are doing to tackle key issues and provide access to a range of information about safety in the industry – for workers, employers and contractors. In fact, for anyone with an interest in health and safety with the chemical manufacture and storage industries.

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Updated 2022-02-17