Recently Oomiak’s Mark Holden (Business Development Director) presented to the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Institute Australia. Mark presented about the important topic of Ammonia Safety.
The WFLO, a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), held its flagship training program 21-23 October in Melbourne. The WFLO Institute is a three-day industry-specific program for professionals engaged in temperature-controlled logistics, offering more than 40 classes taught by leading experts in the industry.
The inaugural WFLO Institute Australia had 36 participants registered as year one students from companies including Americold, Breeze Logistics, BSL Logistics, Doboy Cold Stores, Emergent Cold, Laverton Cold Storage and Woolworths Group.
There were 20 faculty members teaching 16 classes over the three days. These leading experts taught classes ranging from warehouse operations to customer service, food safety and automation to warehouse and personal development. The program enabled students to participate in group activities, share stories and experiences and build relationships with their peers.
Mark Holden’s presentation covered several major topics including:
- General overview of ammonia and how it is used in refrigeration
- Properties of ammonia and benefits for refrigeration
- Ammonia refrigeration system safety including good system design, importance of regular maintenance by trained refrigeration technicians and PPE
- Dealing effectively with ammonia leaks