UK: The Cold Chain Federation (CCF) has produced a new guidance document for employees and employers outlining the risks unique to cold stores and advice on how to minimise them.
The federation points out that cold stores are an inherently high-risk environment and businesses have a legal obligation to ensure these risks are fully understood and managed to avoid the consequences of an accident.
Although not an exhaustive guide to all risks, this guide identifies the key health and safety hazards in a typical cold storage workplace.
This guidance has been designed to be accessible to all employees in a cold storage business, from a warehouse operative to senior managers, however its primary audience are those individuals responsible for ensuring health and safety compliance. To aid this, key legislation is clearly highlighted in each section where appropriate.
The guide is available to download here.