A revised version of the publication ‘A recipe for safety’ guidance (HSG252) has now been released by the HSE, which seeks to provide information on the risks associated with the hazards in the food and drink industries.

The newly published document was created by the HSE with input from key stakeholders within the food and  drink manufacturing industry, with the original publication from the 1990’s having assisted in reducing the number of injuries and fatal accidents in this particular area of work by 50%.

The publication contains guidance on several key work activities which are likely to expose workers, contractors  and visitors to risk within the food and drink manufacturing industry, including machinery, workplace transport, work at height, slips and trips, entry into confined spaces and manual handling.

The document concludes by advocating the initiatives and work done by the Food and Drink Manufacture Healthand Safety Forum, which was established in 2004 and seeks to improve health and safety and reduce injuries in the industry. This forum meets twice a year and a list of members is set out within the publication.

A copy of the document can be found here.