Food Processing and Storage Fire Consultancy Projects

Vegetable processing factory, near York

Fire risk assessment and report made to see what fire precautionary measures could be introduced to reduce the risk of serious fire in this remotely placed food processing factory, bearing in mind that the factory has evolved over time and contains a range of buildings and risks associated with processing, mixing, freezing and packing of all kinds of vegetables. Investigations were made to assess various ways of dealing with fire in cold stores operating at minus 20C, providing more water for fire fighting and improving compartmentation in the complex processing, mixing, freezing and packing of all kinds of vegetables such as carrots and peas. Initiated by insurers concern following the Sept 11 disaster

Client: J E Hartley Ltd, Pennine Frozen Foods Ltd

Food processing factories having plastic foam-cored sandwich panels

I provided expert opinion on whether or not the panel specifiers were negligent in the particular circumstances of the panel usage, and gave recommendations on what might be done to reduce the fire risk and insurance premiums.

Client: several companies in the UK.

Walkers Midshire Foods LTD, Leicester

Formal fire risk assessment under the Workplace regulations of three adjacent sites involving 100 rooms, many involving the use of combustible sandwich panels.

Client: Samworth Group

Findus Ltd building at Longbenton.

Assessment of compartmentation and fire stopping at roof level.

Client: Conder Northern Ltd.

Pledge Bakery Development.

Assessment of need for fire resistance in unprotected steel lintels in low fire risk area.

Client: ATP Group Partnership, Essex.

Food processing factories belonging to Northern Foods PLC

Recommendations for upgrading the fire performance of insulated sandwich panels.

Client: Technical Services, Northern Foods PLC, Nottingham