Health and safety in the plastics industry
The Plastics Industry employs around 220 000 in the UK across 6000 businesses and 97% are SMEs. The total value of the processing sector is estimated to be £12.4 billion.
This website provides guidance on how to manage health and safety in your company.
The partners of SIMPL are working together to bring you more information on health and safety topics that are relevant to you.
Health and safety made simple
This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.
Frequently asked questions
- Will styrene used in plastics manufacturing damage my health?
- Are the fibres in the grinding of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) hazardous?
- How can we reduce hand knife injuries?
- How can I do machine interventions such as mould changing / maintenance safely?
The SIMPL initiative
In January 2018, representatives from industry, unions and HSE came together to launch the new SIMPL (Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites) initiative and its strategy PDF.
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