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Brewery Safety List

April 1, 2013

Breweries can be dangerous areas to work and tour.  Making sure your facility doesn’t pose a safety hazard for employees and guests should be on the top of any breweries priorities.  A list written by Whalen Insurance gives breweries a guide on what sort of safety hazards to look out for.  This is an excellent way of making sure that safety is important and gives breweries an idea of where and how slips, trips and falls (STF) can be avoided.

  • Are there changes in surface friction?
  • Are there changes in surface elevation?
  • How slick are surfaces that become wetted?
  • Do stairs and elevated platforms have textured surfaces?
  • Do floors have adequate drains?
  • What footware are brewery workers wearing?
  • Do hoses lay in the footpaths of brewery workers?
  • Are hoses and pumps stored out of the way when not in use?
  • Are there clear and apparent isle spaces?
  • Are there adequate railings on stairways, elevated platforms, etc.?
  • What are the policies related to brewery tours during brewing operations?
  • What policies encompass worker sobriety during brewing operations?
  • Does it appear that the brewery is adequately staffed for its size?
  • If there are high storage locations, how are goods accessed?
  • Are there established worker training programs that include STF avoidance?

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring provides custom non slip products that help reduce the risk of slip and falls in breweries.  Slip resistant handrails, ramps, nosings and stair treads can all greatly benefit the safety environment in a brewery.

Brewery information from:

A manual written by Whalen Insurance: http://www.whaleninsurance.com/brewery/library/BEVTAP%20Manual/whalen%20manual%20BEVTAP%20manual%20chap%203%20v2.pdf

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