The general manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland employs approximately 86,000 people. As well as being key to the economy the manufacturing sector creates jobs and produces goods that we all need.
Due to the nature of the work involved, health and safety is a major concern to the industry as a whole. The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland assists employers to take active steps to improve safety records and protect their workers' long-term health and wellbeing.
HSENI is responsible for inspecting and investigating incidents and complaints at a wide range of manufacturing premises including heavy and light engineering, food processing, concrete products, chemical and plastics manufacturing and woodworking premises.