Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 8 2016 - Page 49

Accidentally switching on machinery can kill! The food, drink and processing industry can find itself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons where events have gone tragically wrong. Recent headlines have included: • • • Food giant fined £800,000 for safety failings after an engineer nearly lost his arm… Man cooked alive in industrial oven… Young worker loses four fingers on first day of job…. These incidents and other near misses and lost time incidents can be avoided. Reece Safety offer a free consultation service to help you Maximise Profits WITHOUT compromising safety. Minimise risk, Prevent injury and Avoid downtime! It is the most common debate we hear and we know that it’s a fine balance to ensure productivity is maximised whilst your staff are both well-equipped and trained to lockout and safely isolate machinery in times of breakdown, hygiene control or maintenance on your site. This then applies to all sources of energy well beyond the obvious electrical isolation. We often find those most overlooked are the mechanical, pneumatic, chemical, potential, thermal and kinetic energy sources. There is often much less clarity on how best to control these. Why Reece? • • • • • • FREE Specialist technical knowledge UK’s leading supplier of Lockout Tagout products One stop shop – Solutions for both High and Low care areas Sentinel lock number control – protect you from lock duplications Bespoke products easily produced audit package to keep your site safe. Ask yourself the question “Could you switch a machine on by accident?” Call us on 01422 310456 or e-mail consultancy@reecesafety.co.uk to start your FREE lockout tagout consultation. Reece Safety Products Limited, Unit B9, Lowfields Close, Lowfields Business Park, Elland. HX5 9DX www.reecesafety.co.uk