Organising Your Business

Hygiene is an important part of all businesses, whether that be in relation to office hygiene or to operations. Yet some industries hinge their ability to provide products and services through their high standards of hygiene. Food manufacturing, catering and pharmaceuticals are just a few industries who would strictly adhere to this to maintain a safe operation.

Often the focus of hygiene has been on ensuring that people have cleaned themselves appropriately before performing tasks. Although this is important, what can be overlooked is the cleaning and maintenance of the tools that are used during this work.

If tools are not cleaned thoroughly or organised efficiently, they will be used for a variety of tasks and potentially crossing different areas of a business. As a result, this can spread bacteria contaminating products, causing health issues and risking your business’ reputation.

  • Potential risk

    Microbial contamination, foreign matter, chemicals, biotoxin, undeclared allergen, or even tampering.

  • Number of recalls

    Just in 2019 there have been 40 food related product recalls

  • Danger

    In serious cases bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus and Hepatitis A have been found in products.

A large food processor thought they were using the correct tools to clean their business. Unfortunately, they were experiencing ongoing contamination and product quality issues. Having tried a variety of measures to affect these issues they were at the end of what solutions they should implement. After reviewing their equipment, they were able to implement fit for purpose tools and improved maintenance practices that helped prevent the costly shutdowns and cleaning that they were experiencing.

Having equipment that can be easily organised to specific zones while being fit for purpose can help remove the issue of cross contamination and improve the ability for efficient ongoing maintenance. Having this system fit the fast pace of the modern workplace is incredibly important.

Vikan products provide an easy way to organise through colour coding while still being able to deliver a high-quality tool. Snell have access to are a range of brushes and cleaning utensils that could help improve how you do business. For more information around our Vikan range please contact your Snell representative.