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The Bulletin

H EALTH & + SAFETY

From head of health and safety Simon Brentnall and Crystal Holmes, health & safety assistant

update

Successful Collaborative Ammonia Event British Frozen Food Federation and Food Storage & Distribution Federation hosted a joint sold-out seminar on 16th May 2017, at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham to give businesses all the information they need to safely manage ammonia refrigeration systems. The seminar, aimed at managers, engineers and operational users of ammonia within businesses, covered: ●● HSE Enforcement strategy and legislative overview ●● The key to compliance for end users ●● Safe management of ammonia refrigeration systems (SMARS) ●● Ammonia process safety management ●● Compliance with DSEAR ●● Why ammonia is such a good refrigerant ●● Top non-conformances and how they can be rectified ●● Emergency arrangements

HSE, Star Refrigeration, FSDF, Mercury Technologies and Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue all specialise in these areas and provided the content for the event. All have kindly shared their information and the presentations can be found on the BFFF website, here: http://bfff.co.uk/health-safety/ ammonia-seminar/ and in the members’ area of the FSDF website here: www.fsdf.org.uk If you would like any more information, please contact jj@fsdf.co.uk or simonbrentnall@bfff. co.uk

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Testimonials from the day: “I would like to thank all who were involved in putting together an excellent and outstanding seminar. I found the content to be very beneficial.” - 3CL “A well organised and extremely informative day, with valuable advice and knowledge from a range of experts.” – Apetito UK Ltd “Excellent opportunity to benchmark our compliance with current statutory obligations and best practice.” – Denholm Seafoods Ltd

July / August 2017