Health and safety in the printing industry
Printing employs around 120,000 workers in mainly small and medium-sized companies. The most common types of accidents are manual handling (27%), slips and trips (22%) and machinery (22%).
The three most common types of accidents reported are:
Following two fatal accidents, HSE has produced new guidance for all employers who use handfed platens.
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
HSE and printing
HSE's manufacturing sector works with the UK printing industry at a national level through employers, trade unions, trade associations and other intermediaries.