Safety Considerations During Peak Production
Adhering to health and safety guidelines is of utmost importance in the food and beverage industry. In the UK the accident rate in the sector is still 1.6 times higher than that of other areas of manufacturing1. During peak production periods it is important that injury frequency rate does not increase.
Sites with excellent health and safety records perform continuous review and improvement on their procedures and consider if there is anything more that could be done to provide a safer working environment for their employees.
We have uncovered a few resources that you might find useful when considering safety measures.
- List of food safety organisations worldwide
- Food Processing: Quality Management Best Practices for Food and Beverage Manufacturers Outlined
- Food Safety Magazine: Food Plant Personal Hygiene Practices
- British Soft Drinks Association: Good Hygiene Practices
There are also numerous ISO Standards in health and safety for the food and beverage industry such as: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_ics/catalogue_ics_browse.htm?ICS1=67&ICS2=160
Coca-Cola Helenic’s largest production plant in Russia operates in accordance with a number of ISO Standards:
“Coca-Cola Hellenic’s main goal was to minimize its impact on the environment by implementing an environmental management system in conformity with ISO 14001 to improve water efficiency, save energy, recycle more production waste and send less to landfill”. Read the full story here: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref1635
The number one reason our customers choose to implement our technology is safety. By replacing spray nozzle conveyor lubrication with a Dry Lube system, there is no more water on the conveyors and the floors underneath them, resulting in slips, trips or falls attributed to conveyor lubrication being eliminated.