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Burn Stewart Distillers

The challenge

Burn Stewart Distillers Limited is a leading producer of Scotch whisky brands for the global market and operates in several different locations. Their headquarters is based at the East Kilbride site in Scotland where they also have a purpose-designed Vat Room for blending of whisky and other spirit-based products. An…

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R&R Ice Cream

The challenge

R & R Ice Cream Limited is a leading producer of frozen confectionery products for the European market and operates in several different locations. Their headquarters is based at the Leeming Bar site in North Yorkshire where they also have a manufacturing unit that produces both branded and own-label…

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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…

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Memory Lane Cakes

The Challenge

Memory Lane Cakes Ltd. is part of the Finsbury Food Group plc and operates from purpose-designed premises in Cardiff. This facility has been established for a number of years and incorporates large-scale bakery, warehouse and despatch operations.

Routine plant or bakery operations allow for reception of a range of raw…

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Moy Park

The Challenge

Moy Park Ltd, Grantham plant has been food processing since 1982 . Hazardous activities in the process areas were based around the application of dry product; heating, cooking and cooling processes.

Other areas with potential DSEAR hazards included site storage facilities as a number of bulk storage tanks were used…

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Warburtons

The challenge

At the request of management a DSEAR survey at the Warburton site, Enfield was completed. The site has various processes but this DSEAR assessment was focussed upon a newly installed crumpet making process; being operated on a 24 hour shift pattern.

This process involves handling and use of dry, fine…

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Lightbody of Hamilton

The challenge

Lightbody Celebration Cakes are part of the Finsbury Foods Group and manufacture an extensive range of products at their site in Hamilton, Scotland. An independent survey of operations associated with this site was undertaken at the request of senior management.

Facilities at the Hamilton plant include two separate buildings and…

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Ashbury Chocolate

The Challenge

Ashbury Chocolates had a visit from the HSE who wanted to see an up to date DSEAR assessment for the sugar silo at the site in Corby. The business had previously had an assessment but this was now out of date and the inspector had given the business 4…

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Victoria Foods

The challenge

Aware of the need for a DSEAR risk assessment due to the large volumes of dust being released into the environment when handling dry powders during several stages of the manufacturing process; Victoria Foods management required a full DSEAR survey on the site including identification of hazard zones.

Victoria Foods…

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Bernard Matthews

The challenge

A visit was made to Bernard Matthews Limited at Halesworth in June 2015 to consider compliance in respect of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). This was identified as a gap in the operational assessments and the need to ensure compliance with DSEAR particularly in respect…

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Our Vodka

The challenge

A visit was made to the Our/Vodka site in Hackney, London in June 2015 to consider compliance in respect of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). The ‘Our/Vodka’ brand covers cities around the world under the direction of Pernod-Ricard and Our/London is one product location repeating…

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Santa Maria World

The challenge

A visit was made to Santa Maria World UK Limited premises at Milton Keynes, in June 2015 to consider compliance in respect of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). This was requested by Paul Russell as the requirement to update the site DSEAR assessment had been…

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Euphorium Bakery

The challenge

A visit was made to Euphorium Bakery Limited premises at Weybridge, in August 2015 to consider compliance in respect of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

Site management had been made aware of the importance to confirm compliance with DSEAR particularly in respect to storage and…

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Arnaouti Pitta Bakery

The challenge

A visit was made to the Arnaouti Pitta Bakery site at Hoddesdon, in October 2015 to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

The site’s core business is making high quality pitta breads for the retail market. They are the manufacturer and supplier to some…

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Warburtons - Wednesbury

The challenge

A visit was made to the Warburton’s Bakery site at Wednesbury, on 3rd March 2016 to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). The site’s core business is making high quality loaves for the retail market. They are the manufacturer and supplier to some…

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Bright Blue Foods

The challenge

An assessment of the Shadsworth & Blackburn sites of Bright Blue foods (BBF) was carried out in compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 in December 2015. DSEAR compliance is mandatory in law in the UK.

Due consideration of hazardous substances present and circumstances of…

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Symingtons

The Challenge

Symingtons Ltd. contacted Mesh after a visit from the regulator to one of their production sites in relation to gas-fired plant safety. Accordingly, visits were quickly arranged for three of their facilities: Consett, Low Moor and Millerdale. The sites produce dry and ambient foods for the retail grocery sector, and…

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Cerealto

The challenge

A visit was made to the Worksop premises of Cerealto on Wednesday March 15th 2017 to review compliance in respect of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). These regulations implement an EU Directive (ATEX137) concerned with protection of workers and adopt a risk-based approach to protect…

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Fiddes Payne

The challenge

Fiddes Payne, based in Banbury, produce a range of specialist ingredients and as a result handle significant quantities of combustible food powders. In 2016 they required assistance with DSEAR compliance, and MESH were engaged to survey the site and produce a risk assessment.

The solution

Although a compact operation, there were…

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Kerry Foods

The Challenge

Kerry Foods is located at Burton on Trent. The site makes a range of foodstuffs entailing the receipt, storage and handling of flammable ingredients.

The assessment undertaken was confined to the DSEAR risks associated with ammonia chillers in three plant rooms on the site.

The Solution Provided

Resulting in one site visit…

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JDE

The Challenge

Process Link of Shipston on Stour required DSEAR assistance in 2018 with the Hazardous Area Classification and specification of equipment for new powder handling equipment for their client JDE in Banbury.

The Solution Provided

Engaging with both the Process Link and JDE teams, the material characteristics, performance and usage envelopes were…

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Cardium Products

The Challenge

Cardium Products were constructing a new facility near Wakefield to produce their Freaks of Nature range of premium chilled desserts, and required assistance with DSEAR as part of their planning for safe operation from the outset.

The site was to handle dry and liquid ingredients in sufficient quantity to…

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British Bakels

The Challenge

A visit was made to British Bakels site in Bicester in December 2017 to review existing safety arrangements under DSEAR.

The site produces dry ingredients for the bakery industry and as such handles considerable quantities of flour, sugar and flammable liquid flavourings. Additionally for GMP and hygiene purposes, the site…

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ADM Agriculture Ltd

The challenge

An independent survey of ADM’s grain and pulses process plant at Long Sutton was undertaken in November 2018 at the request of the site HSE Manager. This was to ensure legislative requirements were being met.

The site buildings consist of steel framed structures with concrete floors and sheet or…

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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…

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Cranswick Country Foods

The challenge

A visit was made to Cranswick Country Foods in Ballymena to consider compliance in respect of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). This was identified as a gap in the operational assessments and the need to ensure compliance with DSEAR particularly in respect to storage and…

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