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Case Studies » Camden Town Brewery

The challenge

Camden Town Brewery, now part of InBev, is a market leading craft beer maker producing beers for the global market and operates a new brewery located in Edmonton North London. An independent DSEAR survey of operations associated with the brewery processes was undertaken in 2019 at the request of senior management.

Facilities at the Edmonton brewery include malt and grain storage and handling, as well as gas supplies. Therefore DSEAR risk assessment was applied to these installations and processes.

The solution provided

A defining principle for DSEAR is to reduce the quantity of dangerous substances held on-site to a minimum. Regulation 6 identifies that where it is reasonably practicable an employer should reduce the risk by substituting the dangerous substance with one that is not dangerous or less dangerous.

In working with the company, it was incumbent on us to support operations that lead to an acceptable level of residual risk and Camden Town Brewery were provided with a detailed risk assessment and survey report. The report looked at the impact from hazardous substance use at the site and the existing control measures in place. Additionally to support this report pictorial evidence was captured in the accompanying photo index.

To assist Camden Town Brewery moving forwards an action plan was provided to management with recommended actions and timescales for completion. To support this the report clearly outlined reference to DSEAR regulations, associated ACoPs (Approved Code of Practice), HSE guidance and recognised standards. These were considered during the risk assessment process, and in determination of the extent of any hazardous zones and associated suitably EX rated equipment required.