Spanish researchers analysing a cake-manufacturing facility found that non-food contacts areas such as the floor are a creeding ground for Listeria monocytongenes (LM), and that the pathogen can remain in such areas post sanitation. The authors, writing in Food Control, argue that identification of LM...Read more
Reducing water build-up on floors key to Listeria control
Brexit 'risk' to UK Recycling Investment
Brexit ‘risk’ to UK recycling investment Investment in waste and recycling infrastructure would be put at risk if the UK were to leave the EU, the head of the waste giant Suez has claimed, in response to an MPs’ report on the impact of EU environmental policy on the UK. Voters are...Read more
How Can You Reduce Dust in the Workplace?
Excessive dust in the workplace can be highly dangerous on a number of levels. Firstly, although it’s rare, a cloud of concentrated dust is potentially combustible and can, therefore, cause explosions so it’s important that companies keep their working environments as relatively dust-free as they...Read more
Improving Your Processes In Management Teams With Lean and Kaizen
This is how management teams in top companies operate. Learn how to replicate the formula. This is how management teams in top companies operate. Learn how to replicate the formula. In a global and extremely competitive economic context, where companies compete with each other, it becomes of vital importance...Read more
Have you got wet, slippery floors? See what the law says slips and trips...
What does the law say? The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks. Employees have...Read more
Like a more lean, productive and clean facility? Do it the 5S and Kaizen way!
What is 5S? One of the methods of determining an organisations approach to its business is to evaluate its workplace organisation capability & visual management standards. 5S engages people through the use of 'Standards' and ‘Discipline'. It is not just about housekeeping...Read more
What Is The True Cost Of Waste?
Do you realise the true cost of waste? Many companies fail to see how much their waste processes are costing them. We liken this to the iceberg principle whereby only 1/10 of the iceberg is visible whereas 9/10 is hidden and that is the part that can do the most damage. This is the same in business operations...Read more
Are You Minimising The Wastage of Black Sacks?
Once again Longopac QuickBin shows its true colours by helping reduce bag wastage and drastically saving time. At a recent visit to a food factory, we found that bins were being emptied and the black sacks were only 20-30% full! This highlights a huge wastage of liners and unnecessary bag changing as bins...Read more
Recycling At Work - Make Your Cost Reductions With Unisan
RECYCLE AT WORK What to recycle? The first step in identifying what to recycle involves identifying the key materials that are thrown away. In simple terms, this might be achieved by looking in refuse bins at different locations around your premises. For a more accurate picture, you could conduct a...Read more
Help Increase Comfort & Productivity - Unisan Anti-Fatigue Matting
A scientific study has emphatically confirmed that anti-fatigue mats can significantly increase comfort to workers who stand for prolonged periods of time and also help to reduce fatigue. Prolonged standing on hard surfaces can lead to serious conditions such as Varicose Veins and other circulatory problems. Standing...Read more
CleanTrax - Reducing Slips On Wet and Contaminated Floors
Why should you use CleanTrax..? Well... Injury statistics Slips and trips injuries comprise 35% of 'major' injuries in the food and drink industries (e.g.causing a broken arm or requiring hospitalisation). Slips injuries are more prevalent in the food and drink industries than in most other...Read more
How to Implement Proper Workplace Hygiene
Following appropriate health and safety practices in your workplace is of vital importance for the well-being of your staff. While the UK has achieved tremendous success in implementing procedures to reduce the volume of injuries in working environments, implementing procedures to cut illnesses has in some...Read more