The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has teamed up with manufacturers’ body the EEF to improve the management of health and safety among manufacturers.
Manufacturers will be able to use their EEF membership to get hold of the latest health and safety information and guidance from the HSE for free.
Joint seminars and training events covering issues that affect manufacturing in particular will also be held.
HSE head of field operations Sandra Caldwell described the union as a “relationship of equals”.
She added: “It offers improved communications, better co-ordination of effort and greater efficiency in the delivery of effort, and it empowers us to work together more effectively without constraining initiative.”