Health & Safety

nabim and its members are committed to the health and safety of the industry's workforce. An excellent record in this field is supported by a positive and constructive relationship with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Guidance: nabim disseminates guidance to the industry on health and safety matters, sometimes developed in co-operation with other associations; for example, leaflets promoting good practice in flour deliveries have been supported by several associations representing the baking industries.

Research: A dust explosion can occur when a source of ignition is introduced into the right mix of dust and oxygen. nabim has commissioned research into the 'mildly explosive' characteristics of flour dust, providing essential information for millers and mill engineers alike. nabim has also jointly sponsored projects with the HSE e.g. vent design for elevators used to move grain.

Accident Prevention: Member companies provide nabim with reports on accidents, allowing them to be analysed to see if any lessons can be passed on to the rest of the industry.

Raising Awareness: nabim runs initiatives aimed at raising and maintaining awareness of health and safety throughout the workforce, across the country. Seminars are regularly held with speakers from HSE and the industry.