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HSE / CMF Molten Metal Safety Alert

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are investigating a number of molten metal/moisture explosions that have occurred in UK foundries in the past twelve months.  Currently there are four active investigations underway.

The Cast Metals Federation, following the latest HSE CHASAC meeting in March 2021, have produced with consent, the attached alert.

The issue and risk of a molten metal/moisture explosion is well known within the castings industry and is something that all foundries should be keenly aware of and actively try to avoid at all times.  A number of actions that contribute towards preventing such explosions are detailed within the alert.


For more information on joining the SHIFT initiative, which is open to all UK foundries, please contact the SHIFT administrator, Richard Heath [email protected]



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