Each year there are over 5000 injuries in the food and drink manufacturing industries in the UK. Around 90% of these occur in food production, and the remainder in the drinks sector.
About 16% of the injuries are major injuries resulting in broken bones and hospitalisation. The food & beverage industry accounts for 24% of all manufacturing injuries.
The main causes of injury are:
Slips on wet or food contaminated floors
Falls from height
Struck by something (eg sharp knives or falling objects)
Food processing machinery
The Skipper Site Safety range can easily help individuals, workers and engineers adhere to local legislation with an extensive range of Health & Safety solutions. In the food and beverage industry Skipper recognise that it is vital to deliver the highest levels of safety whilst improving operational efficiencies, lowering manual handling exposure and keeping the lines running.
Skipper Site Safety Equipment – versatility and speed for on the spot production line maintenance
The Skipper Site Safety range is a total, integrated safety and waste management solution for indoor and outdoor usage, which is both robust and versatile.
Centre-piece to the Skipper range is the Skipper XS unit (RS Stock No.885-3669) http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/barrier-stanchion-tape-cassettes/8853669/ and accompanying accessories. It has a lightweight yet robust design and can used to quickly cordon off work areas in a matter of seconds by attaching the 9m high visibility barrier to any work surface regardless of size, shape or material type. This enables maintenance engineers to cordon off the area from others and carry out emergency or ad hoc maintenance tasks or to clean up hazards quickly and efficiently, whilst preventing slips, trips and falls and ensuring dangerous machinery is out of reach.
“I came across the Skipper Site Safety range when I visited a warehouse. I was astounded by its ability to attach to a variety of surfaces and how easy it is to use. I have had my own XS and accessory pack for over 2 years now, it makes my job so much easier and faster. I would not be without it.”
Skipper Waste Management Equipment – safe waste disposal
The Skipper waste management range now brings the same innovative and modular approach to waste and safety essentials, helping businesses comply with PPE guidelines whilst helping to create a lean manufacturing environment due to the convenience of its ‘point of issue’ fixing options. Skipper’s Recycle Bin (RS Stock No.885-3631) http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/barrier-stanchion-accessories/8853631/ enables workers to dispose of food waste promptly and hygienically whilst the Safety Dispenser (RS Stock No.885-3644) http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/barrier-stanchion-accessories/8853644/ allows the safe storage of PPE, hairnets, safety glasses, sanitiser gels, ear defenders, tools and utensils. Skipper lets you contain all of your safety essentials at the most convenient point on the plant and within easy reach of workstations.
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