The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of the country's leading trade associations. We are a not-for-profit-distribution organisation.

Health & Safety News

Changes to Fire and Safety Regulations

28 November 2003

On 27 October 2003, new Regulations came into force amending the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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BPIF Healthcheck recognised as national model

09 September 2003

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) today launched its ‘Making the Market Work’ initiative and recognised the BPIF's Health & Safety Healthcheck as a model scheme for other trade associations to follow.

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Young Workers and the Law

28 July 2003

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a total of 54 young people below the age of 18 were killed in workplace accidents in the five-year period between 1996 and 2001.

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Directors’ duties bill passes first reading

28 July 2003

A private members bill that aims to put pressure on the government to place specific legal duties for health and safety on company directors, has successfully completed its first reading in parliament.

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Mobile phone ban for drivers

28 July 2003

Driving while using a hand-held mobile phone will be a specific offence from 1 December 2003. Offenders will be subject to a £30 fine, which can be increased to a maximum fine of £1,000 if it goes to court.

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Packaging Waste Seminar

03 July 2003

Are you currently obligated under the Packaging Waste Regulations? Did you produce or use 50 or more tonnes of packaging last year and have a turnover of £2m or more? Packaging Waste Regulations 5 Years On - A BPIF and Paperpak Seminar is for YOU!

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Designated directors responsible for health

18 June 2003

The Company Directors’ (Health and Safety) Bill – which will put the requirements of the HSC’s guidance directors’ responsibility for health and safety, issued in July 2001 on the statute books – has been agreed and passed for Second Reading by the Commons.

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Criminal liability

18 June 2003

Two recent cases highlight the potential criminal liabilities of health and safety managers, supervisors and other employees.

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Packaging Waste – Regulations Changes

18 June 2003

The UK response to the European Packaging Directive became effective in 1998 and, after five years of operation, significant changes are about to come into effect.

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Health and Safety Forum

18 June 2003

Details of the next meeting in your Region...

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BPIF Packaging Waste seminars

10 June 2003

With EU Packaging Waste proposals due to pass into law in December 2003, the BPIF is running a series of high level seminars to outline the implications of the regulations, both operational and financial.

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BPIF plans 900 Healthchecks for 2003-4

10 June 2003

Recent changes in legislation and best practice have prompted the BPIF to rewrite its successful Human Resource and Health & Safety Healthchecks. The electronic Healthchecks provide comprehensive assessments accompanied by individual company scores and ranked action plans.

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Pollution Control Seminar

08 May 2003

A new environmental regulatory control system called Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) is being introduced in the UK through the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Regulations 2000 and will become the main regulatory system for managing the environmental impact of industrial operators.

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IPPC Seminar

01 April 2003

A new environmental regulatory control system called Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) is being introduced in the UK through the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Regulations 2000 and will become the main regulatory system for managing the environmental impact of industrial operators.

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Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations

01 February 2003

The above regulations which come into force on 21 May 2004 require duty-holders to manage asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in premises for which they are responsible.

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Clean water – Backflow prevention

01 January 2003

Members are reminded that all water supply connections must comply with the requirements of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 to prevent any risk of contamination to any public or private water supply by back siphonage and in many cases basic non-return valves previously fitted when installing plate and film processors are now not acceptable. Should a contamination take place as a result of the wrong fittings or procedures being in place member companies could be liable to the total cost of repairs to the water supply system.

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Fire in the workplace - Alarming facts

01 January 2003

Last year 643 people died and 18,170 were injured last year as a result of fire. Also over 70% of businesses involved in a major fire either do not reopen or subsequently fail within three years of fire. These statistics are made even more alarming by the fact that there are 128 fires in the workplace every day and 67% of all fires occur at times when buildings are closed

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New Health and Safety scheme

01 December 2002

Most companies do not have the resources to employ their own Health and Safety managers, so outsourcing your Health and Safety management to the BPIF could not only prove a more cost-effective, but also a more protective, route to address all aspects of Health and Safety in your business.

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Fire Brigade Industrial Action

01 November 2002

Over the coming weeks, the Fire Brigade will not be responding to fire and special calls during periods of industrial action.

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New H&S Management Scheme

01 October 2002

The BPIF is launching a new Health & Safety Management Scheme aimed at improving the overall level of health & safety practices within the UK printing industry.

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