Two UK food industry associations yesterday announced that they will host a 'Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Seminar' in the UK.
The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), together with HVAC&R industry experts and end users, will hold a Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems seminar to improve safety for those in the UK who work with ammonia.
This event will provide suppliers, end users, consultants and engineering contractors of ammonia refrigeration systems with guidance. It will also help clarify their legal responsibilities.
FSDF Chief Executive Chris Sturman said, “over the last three years, the FSDF has been taking a lead role, together with the Health and Safety Executive and ACRIB (an HVAC&R industry body), in producing revised Codes of Practice and educating businesses [on…] health and safety aspects of ammonia refrigeration system design and operation”.
“Following the tragic incident at the Northampton brewery last year, we recognise we have an even greater responsibility to contribute to and clarify guidelines for industry."
- Chris Sturman FSDF's Chief Executive
Ammonia safety is a high priority in the UK. “Following the tragic incident at the Northampton brewery last year, we recognise we have an even greater responsibility to contribute to and clarify guidelines for industry professionals, to ensure competence and regulatory compliance,” Sturman said.
The key topics of the seminar include: legislation and implications of non-compliance; HSE’s strategy and concerns; why ammonia is a good refrigerant; safe management of ammonia; and emergency arrangements.
It will be held at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham, UK on 16 May 2017. Click here to find out more.