How we work

HSE's operational inspectors and health and safety awareness officers deal with a range of industries, including the paper industry, on a day-to-day basis. They visit premises in line with the HSE Business Plan, using a range of methods including:

Often inspectors will use guidance such as "Managing Health and Safety in Paper Mills", "Recover Paper Safely" and "Safety for using hand fed platen machines" to support them during the inspection process.  The safe interventions proformas on the PABIAC tools page may assist companies in assessing where they are in relation to health and safety management in preparation for any inspection.

HSE's manufacturing sector staff provide support at a national level for the paper, board and recovered paper industries as well as the HSE operational staff who deal with them. HSE works with stakeholders, including trade associations and trade unions, on initiatives to help promote and improve health and safety management in the industry.  Most of this proactive national work is coordinated through the strategic work of PABIAC.

The responsibilities of the HSE staff working within the paper sector include:

Updated 2022-10-12