Cast Metals Federation

As the trade association for the UK foundry industry, which predominantly casts metals into sand moulds, uses silica-based abrasives in value-added activities, and with in excess of 10,000 workers potentially exposed to silica, we are keen to promote good practice in occupational health, including protecting those exposed to silica.

As signatories to the NEPSI agreement and via our national safety campaign, SHIFT, we tackle workplace health issues at regular events that include speakers from industrial cleaning, occupational health, the HSE, the HSL, and manufacturers of dedicated respiratory and protection personal equipment.

We also seek to share good practice among our members and others in ways of keeping silica levels as low as possible in the working environment, while still enabling businesses to flourish. We are members of the European Foundry Association, CAEF, and seek to learn from others beyond our shores and share our knowledge with them.

Richard Heath
Health, Safety and Environment Officer

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