In today’s global market and the demand for consumer/brand confidence, a clean factory is a key accountability for any Hygiene Manager or HSE Manager. Whilst the demand for cleanliness is applicable to all industries never is there more pressure on food & drink manufacturing. Why?
- BRC – founded in 1996 by retailers who wanted to standardise food safety across the supply chain, they boost to have the most rigorous schemes and the highest trained auditors.
- Retail Customer Audits – unannounced visits from your Retail Customer places added pressure on hygiene standards to maintain trading contracts.
So, how can you pro-actively improve the cleanliness of your factory?
We quizzed Clive Matkin, Account Manager at Unisan UK why ProfilGate could be the perfect solution for common pain points relating to maintaining a clean factory.
1. Is this suitable for food factories?
Yes, the brushes are FDA compliant and the Profligate system is extensively installed in food manufacturers all over the world, bolstering BRC audits by controlling contamination and improving health and safety by reducing slips.
2. Will it clean work shoes?
Yes, the ProfilGate Go system is specifically designed to get right into work shoe tread and remove dirt and debris, even removes debris from anti-slip tread shoes. As 80% of all contamination is carried in on shoes it makes sense to capture it at the point of entry.
3. Will it cope with high Forklift Truck movement?
Yes, the system is designed to cope with high volume, we have an installation where the system manages 1200 movements per day! The system is designed so the weight of the vehicle is carried on the grate leaving the brushes to move freely and last for approx. 500,000 passages!
4. Will it sanitise soles and wheels?
The ProfilGate Aqua will first remove physical contamination and they apply sanitiser to the clean surface for 100% microbial sanitisation – there is no point in sanitizing the surface of dirt, it needs to be removed first!
5. Does this impede productivity?
No, ProfilGate does not change human behaviour, pedestrians on walkways or Forklift Trucks through high-speed doors move in exactly the same way oblivious that their soles or wheels are being cleaned. ProfilGate improved productivity by reducing traditional cleaning by 78%.
6. Will it stop water entering my facility?
Water droplets are brushed off in the same way as dirt, therefore, eliminating the infamous dirty wet snake trails that extend inside a facility.
7. Will it reduce contamination from dirt and dust?
In the vast majority of facilities dust is a result of vehicle movement – dirt that enters on the wheels of Forklift Trucks then gets ground by every subsequent movement until it becomes airborne dust! ProfilGate is proven to significantly reduce dust ensuring branded products remain clean. A major beverage brand now have zero customer complaints after installing ProfilGate within their facilities!
8. How effective is it?
We have one customer collecting 23KG per week and another cleaning the wheels of 1200 Forklift Truck movements per day. As impressive as this. Its true effectiveness is when it eliminates product contamination stopping reworks, scrappage or even product recall; or improving the condition of floors to eliminate the risk of slips!
9. And lastly, but isn’t it just a mat?
No, a mat is benign without any movement, ProfilGate automatically brushes off dirt but more importantly holds that dirt in a collection tray so it is not passed to the next sole or wheel.
Related News: Profilgate – as featured on BBC Inside The Factory – Biscuits (01.08.2017)