OHS, HACCP and Food Hygiene Regulations
Slip and fall accidents cost Australia an estimated $3 billion per year. Inappropriate flooring systems are a major contributor to this statistic. Install the wrong kind of flooring or fail to upgrade and you risk contravening OHS, HACCP and food hygiene regulations.
The type of flooring you install in your operation could be the difference between a constant safety risk and a safe, hygienic environment.
Food hygiene regulations are informed by The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Anyone operating within the food industry understands how stringent these standards are. Floors must:
- be able to be effectively cleaned
- be unable to absorb grease, food particles or water
- be laid so that there is no ponding of water
- to the extent that is practicable, be unable to provide harbourage for pests
Source: AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND FOOD AUTHORITY SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA STANDARD 3.2.3 125 AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND FOOD STANDARDS CODE CHAPTER 3 (AUSTRALIA ONLY)
Food Flooring has your needs covered
Food Flooring specialise in flooring for the food industry. We understand the manufacturing processes, materials and conditions that are required and the risks that are present. Employing Food Flooring means that you will have a dedicated team with food industry experience and expertise that will recommend the safest flooring solution for your operation.
Food Flooring will thoroughly assess your situation and recommend a product suited to your needs. We do not follow a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. The specific needs and demands of your business inform our assessment and consultation process.
All our products can be formed into a range of non-slip textures and colours. This means we can create a non-slip floor with clearly marked areas for pedestrian and forklift traffic as required by Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Food Flooring are the experts in flooring for the food industry. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you make the safest decision for your business.