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Case Studies » Pall - Redruth

The Challenge

Pall Industrial Hydraulics operates from its facility at Cardrew Industrial Estate, Redruth. The site was again visited in May 2017 as further changes had been undertaken.

In 2013 they were to move the Aerospace paint spray facility within the existing site. The survey undertaken in May looked at this planned change and reviewed progress against the 2011 DSEAR survey; additionally there was a discussion on the potential to install a bulk IPA supply.

The review of what changes the business had introduced against the action plan from the 2011 survey looked at progress made by the business; pertaining to critical components, equipment and plant installation - plus an overview of relevant safety management systems.

The solution provided

Given the nature of operations, there are few opportunities to reduce or indeed eliminate hazardous substance – e.g. use higher flashpoint materials - and use of IPA is fundamental to site activities.

The proposed introduction of a bulk IPA facility required careful assessment for risks in design and operation against DSEAR, as did several other modified production processes. Although good progress had been made in 2017 by the business against both the 2013 and 2011 recommendations, there were a number of areas of improvement raised by the survey; additionally the planned changes would require further controls to be designed in. All of these points were presented in the report to management and included identification of hazardous zoning requirements.