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Scott Bader Achieves Record Safety & Environmental Standards

15 February 2009

Scott Bader’s production plant in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, making unsaturated polyester resins and specialty chemicals, achieved an outstanding record of performance during 2008 by having zero lost time accidents and no reportable environmental incidents throughout the year.

This record is the best that has been achieved by Scott Bader UK in the last five years, achieved by an HSE continuous improvement programme of site investments plus an increased focus on site safety, incorporating additional training modules. Over the last two years in particular, these HSE improvements have paid dividends in avoiding potential accidents which can occur in a chemical plant if procedures are not followed and the correct safety gear is not worn by both employee and visitors to the site.

The last two years have been under a revised Environment Agency (EA) permit which has set new targets for environmental improvement. By meeting these EA targets and through close working with the key stakeholders on site, there has been a tangible reduction in vapour emissions, reduced spillages and significantly lower energy consumed per tonne produced on the Wollaston Plant, giving environmental benefits both locally and beyond.

Mr Steve James HSEQ Manager for the Scott Bader UK site commented “Safety and the Environment are both top priorities for Scott Bader Board and considerable time and focus is given to these two areas by senior management.” Mr James went on to say “ There are clear measures, including near miss accident reports, which indicate there this is an improving safety trend through a greater awareness by people on site and not just luck”.






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