SUPPORT Website – www.coatings.org.uk
Schloetter Co, Pershore, with their Coatings Care Progress Award
The annual award is presented by the BCF to the member site that can best demonstrate improvements in overall performance indicators, which include: health and safety, energy consumption, waste and recycling, VOC emissions, management and communications.Th
e two awards were presented at the new BCF Awards Dinner (see under BCF Awards on page 18).
Energy Efficiency – Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Directed by Hugh Williams
During the year, the new CRC scheme was introduced with companies who had half hourly electricity meters and used more than 6,000,000 kWh per annum having to register. The original idea was to encourage those companies that used a reasonable amount of energy to become more conscious of this use and work to reduce it with the most efficient getting a rebate, in a similar way to the climate change scheme.Th
is brought a number of the larger BCF members into its scope. However the scheme has now changed and it has become more of a straight tax with no rebate.Th
e BCF is continuing to monitor the situation.
Operations Management Group Chaired by Mike Murphy, Domino Printing Sciences
This Group represents company production managers and directors and is concerned with the working practices, efficiency of companies and health, safety and environmental issues in production and related functions.
During the year the Group had meetings that focused on:
l Waste minimisation l Customer care and Supply chain management
The newly launched BCF website has a modern, clean look and has been designed to help members and the public find the information most of interest to them, easily and quickly. It has been populated to ensure that nothing is lost from the old site, and checked to ensure that all new content is current and accurate. As before, there is a password-protected area for member-only information, as well as a public area. Please take time to visit the site.
Publicity Chaired by Tony Mash
Following the development and adoption of a Publicity strategy, the BCF worked with its publicity agency, CIB Communications, throughout 2010 and fully delivered against target levels of press release publication and placement.Th
e BCF’s Publicity Committee has been formed with the remit to oversee the activities of the Federation opposite the Media. There was general agreement that in 2010 the profile of the BCF had been raised in a very positive way. However, there is always more work to be done to proactively wave the banner for the Coatings Industry and ensure that we can no longer say that the Coatings Industry is ‘the most looked at but also the most overlooked’.
for safety data sheets. It is based on the CEPE Guideline on Safety Data Sheets but has been adapted for national requirements.
The guide gives the requirements for new safety data sheets issued from 1st December 2010. It is based on the current CHIP classifications and will be updated to the CLP classification scheme at a later date.
CEPE has issued detailed guidance for writing product Extended Safety Data Sheets (ESDS). This identifies the options that companies could use to forward the required information down the supply chain. It gives advice on generating a product Exposure Scenario and how this could be presented in an ESDS.
The BCF Guide to the GB Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations, ADR and IMDG Code, which has been updated, includes all of the changes coming into force in 2011.Th
is replaces the previous version issued in June 2009.
BCF Hazard Coding Scheme The BCF Hazard Coding Scheme has been updated to the new CLP classification system.Th
e scheme is used by members as a way of categorising their raw materials on receipt, in order to allow them to be safely handled in the warehouse and factory.Th
e revision adds the new Hazard Statements alongside the existing Risk Phrases. This aligns with the HSE’s COSHH Essentials.
Spontaneous Combustion Guidance The BCF guide to spontaneous combustion was updated. This gives advice on what causes spontaneous combustion and how it can be prevented and is intended for use by BCF members and their customers.
Publications – Guidance and Information
SDS Guide The new BCF Guide to Classification, Labelling, Packaging and Safety Data Sheets, which replaces the BCF Guide to CHIP, was issued. This gives guidance on the new, extensive, requirements
Code of Practice – Powder Coa ting Manufacture As a direct result of BCF lobbying, and in the interests of better regulation, the Environmental Permitting Regulations were amended to remove most powder coating manufacture from legislative control. Part of the negotiation involved commitment to produce a Code of Practice for the sector.Th
is was developed by the BCF with help from powder manufacturers and is based, fundamentally, on the old Process Guidance note.
British Coatings Federation Annual Handbook & Membership Directory 2011
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