British Glass: new website for safety initiative

British Glass has launched a new website, glasscharter.co.uk, as part of a major programme to reduce accidents across the glass industry by 30% over 10 years. Launched in April 2001, the GLASS (Goal: …

British Glass has launched a new website, glasscharter.co.uk, as part of a major programme to reduce accidents across the glass industry by 30% over 10 years. Launched in April 2001, the GLASS (Goal: Less Accidents, Safe Sites) Charter aims to help members improve their health and safety performance by providing best practice guidelines, advice, ideas-exchange and statistics and trends analysis. The new website is designed to give British Glass and Glass and Glazing Federation GLASS Charter Members access to a wealth of information and tools. The site is aimed at health and safety managers, safety representatives and other officials throughout the glass industry, providing them with access to aids including form tools to assist with the implementation of health and safety techniques, reports and legislative updates and other helpful resources. The major advantage to Member stakeholders will be the new online Data Collection system: a simple-to-use online Accident Statistics Form enabling companies to report their data faster and more simply, thus saving their time and paper and other administrative costs. The layout of the site is straightforward: the links along the top of the page are accessible to all visitors and provide general background information about the Charter while the links to the left are Member-Only sections. In this area, GLASS Charter Members will be able to quickly access many resources including the Bulletin Board where they will be able to discuss any issues that may have come up on the site, propose any suggestions they have or request help from other people in a similar situation. Another feature is website access to the Charter Merit Scheme. This allows Members to assess whether their company is eligible to apply for the next level of merit and the ability to sign up and compete for the GLASS Charter Awards, held annually at the Health & Safety Conference each November.