Food and Beverage Industry
Confined Spaces in Food and Beverage Industry
Many confined spaces can be found across the whole of the food and beverage manufacturing industry. Each sub-group of the food and beverage manufacturing industry has it’s own challenges regarding health and safety.
Some of the sub-industries associated with the food and beverage manufacturing industry include:
- Meat, poultry and fish
- Milling, animal feeds
- Bakery products
- Dairy products
- Fruit & Vegetables
- Sugar processing and refining
- Corn milling and ethanol
- Brewing, fermentation and distilling
Examples of Confined Spaces in Food & Beverage Manufacturing
- Mixing tanks
- Fermentation vessels
- Storage tanks
- Grain bins and silos
- Sewer pits
Biological and Chemical Hazards
Exposure particles, gases and vapours that can cause a range of negative systemic, respiratory, dermal or gastrointestinal health effects. Exposure to moulds and bacteria.
Toxic, asphyxiant and flammable/explosive atmospheres all pose a risk when working in confined spaces in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
Engulfment in flowing solids such as grain, drowning in liquids, electricity, mechanical equipment, radiation, hot surfaces and noise can all couse serious injury or fatality when working in confined spaces in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
Working in Confined Space Training
The food and beverage manufacturing industry is one of many industries where correct confined space training is vital to worker safety. Lack of correct training on confined space risk assessments, working and rescuing procedures can create an unsafe working environment. Eurosafe Solutions can offer a full range of confined space training courses to provide tailored solutions for your needs.