The BFFF Health & Safety Expert Group recently met for its first face-to-face meeting since 2019, it was great to see everyone in person again.
New members to the group were Sue Capper from Americold and Luke Collins from Unilever (Walls Ice Cream).
In this meeting, the expert group discussed the common strategy for improving health & safety outcomes in the food and drink manufacturing industry in 2021-2026, the new strategy has been put together by the Food and Drink Manufacture Forum (FDMF) which the BFFF attends. Other topics covered were local exhaust ventilation, work at height, Ammonia and digital communications.
The guest speaker was Ross Severn from Defib Plus who stressed the importance of scheduled maintenance and inspection of defibrillators for them to function effectively in the event of a cardiac arrest. The group was also joined by Gary Clifton from Partners& who spoke to the group about a mental health survey that the BFFF would like members to take part in, with an aim to help members navigate this very important area.
The Health & Safety Expert Group is the cornerstone of what makes the Health & Services provided by BFFF so successful, the contributions from the group provide members with an industry view of a particular topic. Currently, the group benefits from the knowledge of 21 industry Health & Safety professionals from 18 member companies, all working together to tackle industry topics.
The BFFF health and safety team would like to thank all those in attendance for their contributions.
If you are thinking of joining the Health & Safety Expert Group contact; firstname.lastname@example.org