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Case Studies » Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

The Challenge

Jamie Oliver restaurants required an independent review of the plans for the pasta making facilities at the new restaurant planned to open at Gatwick Airport in June 2012.

The key objective of this visit was to determine whether operations under review would need to be subject to duties within the Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) – and to comment on relevant hazards and control measures planned for the new restaurant.

The Solution Provided

The survey undertaken looked at the planned strategy for handling flour which was to be based upon good handling techniques and regular cleaning of the work areas.

It was concluded that because of the small volumes of materials handled the basis of control will be dependent upon the auditing of these controls and procedures associated with the handling of hazardous ingredients - and that it would be highly unlikely that a flammable atmosphere would develop that needs to be considered in relation to DSEAR requirements in particular. It was concluded it was not necessary to require dust extraction systems to be installed.

What Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group said:

Martin your assistance was much appreciated; thanks to your help we can overcome the problems being posed to us by Gatwick staff.

Ben Shaughnessy
Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group