HSE – Prevention of Dust Explosions in the Food Industry
1.1 Explosions and fires within the food industry from combustible materials are a known hazard and they can have devastating and irreversible effects. This information sheet concentrates solely on the fire and explosion hazards encountered in the food industries from dusty and powdered substances.
1.2 General guidance on the prevention of fires and explosions from dusts is contained in HSE publication HSG103 ‘Safe handling of combustible dusts – precautions against explosions‘. This note should be read in conjunction with that guidance.
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