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The HS&E Committee – An Important Update

For over 40 years, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has been looking after the welfare and safety of the UK’s workforce. A national, independent organisation that oversees work-related health, safety and illness, helping reduce work-related deaths and serious injuries and illnesses.

In the surface engineering industry, health and safety governs a major part of everyday life, which is why the SEA works closely with the HSE to ensure that the industry’s needs and interests are looked after.

As an industry, surface engineering is governed by a raft of legislation and regulations including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive, and Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations to name a few. Each has a major impact on how businesses working in surface engineering carry out various plating and coating processes, what chemicals can and cannot be used and the restrictions surrounding them.

The SEA takes a very active role in the HSE, and currently our Chief Executive, David Elliot, is serving as Acting Chairman of the HS&E committee. Comprising several industry experts, the committee discusses, debates and takes action on any issues that affects the interests of UK businesses.

At the last meeting amongst a number of topics that were discussed was the impact of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations and the latest update from the ECHA regarding exposure limits to hexavalent chromium compounds. The latter has a major impact on our industry and the SEA has published guidance on this issue.

The SEA is dedicated to work hard to make sure its members interests - and those of the wider industry - are looked after. We also ensure that our members are kept informed of all issues affecting them and provide help and guidance where needed. Keep an eye on our website for updates and important information regarding the HS&E committee and general health and safety issues.

Further information on SEA membership, and the many benefits it offers, can be found by clicking here.

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