Our British Frozen Food Federation Health & Safety Expert Group met again today. This group is made up of Health & Safety professionals from BFFF membership.
Amongst the topics discussed was the release of our new primary authority assured guidance to determine if cold store footwear is fit for purpose and being tested down to temperatures which reflect the frozen industry. The current standard EN ISO 20345 for testing cold insulative footwear is completed at -17°C when in fact cold store temperatures can be much lower at -40°C. The new testing methodology ensures footwear is considered in risk assessments for working in these extreme cold temperatures. Other topics discussed include ammonia, generational differences, workplace transport, composite insulated panels and EV/MHE charging. In addition, we discussed our membership accident statistics pre and post COVID.
We were then joined by guest speakers and BFFF members Mentor FLT Training Limited Andy Cartwright CMIOSH,FIIRSM RSP, AIEMA, MIIAI to discuss forklift safety in light of a growing number of concerns over operators not wearing seat belts and recent events. Following this Milo Tipper from Connected Safety Net provided insight in their latest H&S software offering.
Thanks to all those that attended and contributed. Clare Flanagan, Michael Cox, Kerry Broadhead, Rachel McLean, Fiona Gordon-Smith, Paul McNeela MCIEH, Ovidijus Barkauskas, Vince Craig, Rupert Ashby.
Today also marked the last meeting chaired by Vince Craig, Vince has chaired these meetings for the BFFF for over 10 years. We wish Vince all the very best with his future plans and thank you for all his help and support.
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