BFFF would like to thank all members that attended the seminar on 16th May 2017 on the Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.

The safety of ammonia systems has made the news recently following a fatal incident at a Northampton brewery. British Frozen Food Federation and Food Storage and Distribution Federation came together along with experts in the field to deliver this critical seminar which provided users of ammonia refrigeration systems with key guidance and clarification of their legal responsibilities.

Key learnings:

  • DSEAR – legislation and implications of non-compliance
  • HSE’s strategy and concerns
  • Why is Ammonia such a good refrigerant?
  • Safe management of Ammonia
  • Emergency arrangements

The presentations from the day will are available below:

Sarah Schumacher, HSE - Legislative Overview and Enforcement Strategy
Andy Pearson, Star Refrigeration - The Key to Compliance for End Users
Maurice Young, FSDF - Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems (SMARS)
Mark Roxburgh, Mercury Technologies - Ammonia Process Safety Management
Maurice Young, FSDF - Compliance of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems with DSEAR
Andy Pearson, Star Refrigeration - Why is Ammonia Such a Good Refrigerant?
Panel Session - Top 10 Non-Conformities and How they are Rectified
Paul Howes, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue - Emergency Arrangements

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