Process safety solutions
for the wood industry


Do these process safety problems sound familiar?

Identifying types of wood dusts and their flammable properties

It should be assumed that all wood dust has potentially explosive properties. As a result, they should undergo rigorous dust explosion testing at a suitable laboratory.

Understanding the complexities of your safety systems

Workplaces need sufficient ventilation and safety systems designed for toxic or explosive hazards that may arise from a specific source, these should be correctly characterised by a hazardous zone.

Unfamiliarity regarding hazardous substances and explosive atmosphere regulations

Hazardous wood products, residues or by-products that may occur or build up inside the working environment will fall under DSEAR regulations and specialist ATEX rated equipment may be required.

Integrating competent inspection and maintenance practices

LEVs and other systems handling wood dust are legally required to be examined and tested (CompEx) by a competent person once a year and specialist holistic training is necessary for operators, supervisors and managers.
Sigma-HSE provides actionable drink and food safety solutions to the food industry by eliminating the threat of food safety risks, fires and explosions throughout the food manufacturing lifecycle.

Our team of global engineers and technical experts can implement a range of process safety consultancy, testing and training solutions across your business.

Simplify compliance

Utilise Sigma-HSE's in-depth understanding of process safety legislation to ensure that you abide by the national and international health and safety regulations that are unique to the wood processing sector.

Optimise product delivery

With an abundance of wood variations coupled with the fact that no two trees are alike, make use of our testing turnaround time to quickly understand the potentially hazardous properties of your materials.

Safeguard your systems

Wood products and by-products require specialist ventilation systems. The correct design of a wood dust removal system in a facility can help prevent the build-up of explosive atmospheres.

Create a resilient safety culture

Ensure that there is a top down safety culture whereby every employee in your business is aware of the importance that process safety plays in their everyday activities.

Working with you to understand and optimise your safey requirements

Our dedicated global team of technical experts and post-project support team are on hand to deliver quick and process safety solutions so you can make informed decisions and optimise your processes faster

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Protect your brand identity and ensure production stability

Our dedicated global team of engineers, technical experts and specialist coaches provide pragmatic and effective solutions that work in harmony with your wood processing operations. Ensure production continuity by reducing the risk of fire and through our actionable insights.

 Sigma-HSE’s approach to logistics and supply chain health and safety utilises a range of tools, methodologies, laboratory testing, engineering expertise and vast knowledge of standards and regulations to develop an approach that is unique to your business and the specific challenges you face.
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