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28 Mar 2018

How To Reduce Risk of Slips For Warehouse Workers

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....

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23 Mar 2018

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)....

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07 Mar 2018

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)....

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08 Feb 2018

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.    ...

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02 Feb 2018

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....

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25 Jan 2018

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....

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06 Dec 2017

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.   ...

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25 Sep 2017

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...

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18 Sep 2017

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...

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09 Dec 2015

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...

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