Electrical Safety in the Food and Drink Industry

Electrical Review
Mike Frain FIET MCMI & Jackie Wooldridge
Published: October 2011

NORTHERN FOODS HAS BEEN ON A JOURNEY TO CAPTURE AND REDUCE RISKS ACROSS ITS OPERATING SITES OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS. THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE PRACTICAL, PROGRESSIVE STEPS TAKEN TO IMPROVE ELECTRICAL WORKERS SAFETY ACROSS THE BUSINESS

November 2010 saw Jackie Wooldridge of Northern Foods
organising the IOSH networking event on Electrical Safety in
the Food Industry. The project, supported by Mike Frain of
Electrical Safety (UK) and the HSE, commanded a considerable
amount of attention. Featured issues were the key aspects of
electrical safety – including the hazards of shocks and burns,
through to the implementation of robust but pragmatic
electrical safety rules.