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  • June Barberel-Prince

RoSPA – The Importance of Health and Safety

The importance of Health and Safety processes and procedures are absolutely paramount in ensuring that you keep all employees and visitors safe within a manufacturing environment.

In UK manufacturing over the past 5 years, each year an average of 22 workers died in workplace accidents. There was also an average of more than 3,100 reports of major injuries and about 4,100 reports of injuries that kept workers away from work for seven days or more (source

As one of the UK’s leading adhesive tape converters, attention to this statistic is vital. Adhesive tape converting normally requires the use of die-cutting tools and moving parts which – as can be imagined – therefore requires stringent attention to HSE assessments and implementation of appropriate safe-guarding throughout all processes within the Preston Technical facility.

One of the ways to keep a sharp focus on this priority for all employees in Preston Technical is to be actively involved in The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award scheme. Lee Parnell, Managing Director at Preston Technical underlined this “in our business achieving, and most importantly, maintaining exemplary standards of Health and Safety in our facility is a priority focus for us. The RoSPA award scheme makes sure that this is upfront and central in our minds and hence why in the last 6 years we have achieved 1 silver award and 5 consecutive years of the Gold Standard to ensure that our employees feel properly valued and fully safe to work here.”



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