LEATHERHEAD, UK - Figures recently released by the British Coatings Federation (BCF) show record low injury rates among its members, which include manufacturers of coatings, printing inks and wallcoverings. On average, there are six injuries per 1,000 employees, a figure that is 50 percent lower than it was 15 years ago and tracks below general manufacturing injury rates.

These statistics are collected as part of BCF’s Coatings Care, a voluntary program that benchmarks the health, safety and environmental performance of the paint and printing ink manufacturing sites in the UK and promotes best practices. 

Wayne Smith, BCF’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, commented, “Given that one of the key objectives of the program is to improve the performance of the coatings industry in the field of safety, we are of course delighted that we can be seen as leading the way in reducing injury rates.” 

The British Coatings Federation is the sole trade association representing the UK paints, printing inks, powder coatings and wallcoverings manufacturers.