Buying Guide Storage & Handling
Good health and hygiene practice is a key area that all food and catering establishments have to address and adhere to, especially since enforceable EU Food Hygiene Regulations came in to force on 1 January 2006. These state that all food businesses, regardless of size or nature of business, need to register with their local authority environmental health service and then ensure a sound food safety management system (including documentation) is in place, adhering to HACCP (Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points) guidelines for safe production of food.
There are numerous pressures in the kitchen and workplace to overcome relating to health and safety and hygiene, from inadequate pest and waste control, to surfaces which trap dirt and encourage cross contamination, if ignored, poor hygiene can seriously jeopardise customer safety through the risk of food poisoning. It is vital to establish good practice and by putting the right equipment and systems in place you can minimise the risks and keep at threats at bay to both staff and customers.
Well designed kitchens and hygienic washroom facilities will make the job that much easier. We can provide a solution for all health and hygiene requirements and our range includes: a flat-pack, off-the-shelf fabrication service for shelves, tabling and sinks to manage and minimise handling and cross contamination of soiled crockery; canopy extraction systems; shelving systems to help store foods correctly; clearing trolleys and plate stackers to manage waste removal; fly killers to eradicate flying pests; and hand dryers for good personal hygiene.
Our new Fabrication Division can also assist with any bespoke stainless steel requirements.
** Tips for buying Storage & Handling Equipment**
Reliability and durability
Ensure you choose a leading brand with an established reputation for good quality, durability and reliability. Storage systems are essentially maintenance free, but check the availability of any spare parts. Look for efficient after sales service, plus double check the length of warranty available. Our Simply Stainless range comes with a lifetime warranty.What operational features should you look for?
For storage of foodstuffs, modular shelving systems are the most effective allowing versatility and mobility. Select tube legs for easier cleaning and maximum hygiene. Choose materials for each application i.e. metal based for dry foods, plastic coated wire for coldroom or freezer stored goods, also consider solid or slatted shelves depending on foods to be stored.