Dustcheck, a specialist in dust control and containment requirements, is urging more companies in the food and drink sector to take proactive measures to protect their staff against the dangers of dust.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has made it a key focus to complete as many inspections as possible in this industry between now and the end of the year. Firms found breaching standards could incur severe penalties, legal action and loss of productivity from employee sickness.
Andrew Darby, UK Sales Manager at Dustcheck, said: “Food and drink production is certainly one of the sectors that can generate a lot of dust that can have serious effects on workers, whether that’s skin conditions or even diseases.”
He added: “We can provide a single-source solution for our clients, with our expertise in supplying and installing dust collectors and our sister companies’ knowledge of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Equipment.”