Avanti Conveyors proud to sponsor evening barbecue at CPI Health and Safety conference
Health and safety is a vital part of the smooth running of the paper industry, so we were delighted to be involved with the event and to work in close partnership with the CPI.
Avanti ourselves have played our own part in the significant improvements to health and safety in the paper and corrugated industry over the last few years – our material handling systems are designed to replace roller conveyors and reduce manual intervention – and therefore the risk of accidents.
At the event, Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched the new Paper and Board Industry Advisory Committee (PABIAC) industry strategy: ‘Health and Safety – It’s more than just a paper exercise’.
Commenting on the tagline of the new strategy, Judith stated that it was very apt and not just ‘the clever pun’. She emphasised that health and safety is not about bureaucracy, it is not about what looks good on paper, it is about identifying the real health and safety risks that the Paper Industry faces, and taking action to manage them.
Before launching the new strategy, she congratulated the industry on its achievements under the previous strategy, highlighting the significant 50% improvement to the injury rate in the papermaking and tissue sectors, and the 34% reduction in injuries across the paper sector as a whole, but on a cautionary note warned that there was no room complacency.
The event was a huge success, and we look forward to being involved next year; click here to find out more about the CPI conference.
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