UKLA and HSE collaborate to demonstrate fluid quality on metalworking fluids

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The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group (MWFPSG) has announced the launch of videos based on the UKLA/HSE Good Practice Guidance for Managing Metalworking Fluids (MWFs).

Produced in partnership with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), with the support of The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the videos have been developed for the industry by the industry.

There are 10 short stand-alone videos, to support and encourage greater compliance in the safe management of metalworking fluids.

Highlights include

 Easy to follow demonstrations of the quick and simple tests that should be carried out

 Advice on effective storage and mixing of metalworking fluids

 Information on protecting the health of workers and assets

The series is essential viewing for all workshop owners and managers, health & safety representatives, workshop supervisors, machine operators and trainee operators.

Fiona McGarry, Health & Safety Executive lead on metalworking fluids commented: "Exposure to metalworking fluids can cause serious lung disease, it is really important that the right control measures and fluid quality checks are in place, these videos will help industry carry them out".

Stuart Duff, chair of the Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group said: "These videos provide an important step, building on good practice in the workplace and promoting this for the benefit of our end users."

You can watch the series on the UKLA MWFPSG YouTube channel