HSE and the printing industry

HSE's manufacturing sector works with the UK printing industry at a national level through employers, trade unions, trade associations and other intermediaries by:

  • Working with printing industry stakeholders via the Printing Industry Advisory Committee (PIAC)
  • Developing industry specific guidance
  • Providing advice to operational inspectors on printing specific issues
  • Monitoring national health and safety trends
  • Monitoring printing industry developments
  • Agreeing industry standards

HSE's operational inspectors deal directly with print manufacturers in their local area by:

  • Providing advice
  • Carrying out inspections where necessary
  • Investigating accidents and complaints
  • Taking formal enforcement action where necessary.

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Updated: 2021-11-09