According to HSE, 29% of all the reported non-fatal work-based accidents in 2016/17 relate to slips and trips. This equates to a staggering 200,000 accidents which, with careful management, need not happen. If we look deeper into this study, most slips (90%) occur when the floor is wet with water or contaminated with a processing by-product or debris....Read more
How To Reduce Risk of Slips For Warehouse Workers
How To Prevent Dirt Entering A Facility.
There must be a better way than the perpetual cycle of cleaning - day in day out, 24/7 in the modern world of manufacturing. As the proverb says, prevention is better than the cure (or something along those lines)....Read more
The Five W's of Hand Washing
Effective handwashing is paramount in any food production scenario - for personal health and food safety. But are you missing a trick during this straightforward task? In this article, I'll explore how businesses can further optimise their existing handwashing process to safeguard their assets (brand, reputation, production, staff and customers)....Read more
How To Reduce Slips
29% of all the reported non-fatal work-based accidents in 2016/17 relate to slips and trips. To put this into context, this equates to nearly 200,000 accidents which, with careful management, need not happen. Furthermore, according to HSE, most slips (90%) occur when the floor is wet with water or contaminated with a food product. So, to find ways to reduce the risk of slip within your business, it's common practice to review risks in line with the hazard hierarchy of controls (see image below). Based on this theory, it's pretty clear that elimination of risk is by far the most effective. ...Read more
Resin Floors - How to keep your investment clean and slip free
Whether you opt for resin, non slip paint or the newly introduced floor renovation system (FRS), all come with significant investment. In return for this investment, wouldn't it be nice if your floor looked clean (and slip free) for as long as possible....Read more
Industry 4.0: How to clean up in an automated world.
It is becoming widely accepted that the levels of traditional cleaning required to maintain Health & Safety quality needs is unsustainable in today’s manufacturing....Read more
The Ultimate Guide On Contamination Control
Have you ever asked yourself the question 'How do I control contamination?' If you have, you are not alone. Contamination, regardless of industry, is a big deal. ...Read more
Profilgate case study - Granta Processors
Granta Processors offers industry-leading processing of grains, pulses and seeds to the highest standards typically required by supermarkets and food producers in the UK. To maintain hygienic conditions of a new epoxy resin floor at Granta Processors, Whittlesford’s premises – which imports...Read more
The invisible enemy of technical cleanliness
The belief that dirt or debris is not a major issue when it comes to technical cleanliness is, in truth, fiction. Dirt and Debris should be a major concern for any one responsible for customer complaints, managing brand image through to product re-call, re-work or complete write-off. Contamination...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