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Case Studies » Enesco Ltd

The challenge

Fine Ceramic Transfers are part of the Enesco Group Decor and carry out transfer print operations for a wide range of clients.  Their site in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent incorporates mechanised print facilities for finishing of largely decorative products and involves use of some flammable materials – the site did not have an existing DSEAR risk assessment.

Enesco Group Decor requested us to carry out an independent survey of the Fine Ceramic Transfer units in Stoke-on-Trent and to consider arrangements in respect of the Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). The initial focus was to determine whether DSEAR applied on site and this required an assessment of hazardous substances present / in use at time of survey.

The solution provided

A review of site operations identified to management that DSEAR did apply to the site but also identified a number of areas of improvement the business could introduce to reduce any DSEAR risks.

The business has since taken action against these recommendations and will be looking to schedule in a full DSEAR assessment early in 2014.

What Enesco Ltd said:

With issues at another one of our UK sites, we decided to take another look at whether a DSEAR assessment was necessary at one of our smaller sites, we employed your consultant who provided an excellent service to us, taking on board everything we asked for and recommending alternate action that could be taken. The report provided was straight forward and easy to communicate back to the management team.

Katrina Carruthers
Enesco Ltd