How we work

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

HSE's manufacturing sector staff provide support at a national level for both the plastics industry and the HSE operational staff who deal with the industry. HSE works with stakeholders, including trade associations and trade unions, on initiatives to help promote and improve health and safety management in the industry.

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

Updated 2021-02-25