Complete Safety Supplies

Benefits of ATP Testing

What is ATP Testing? Adenosine Trisphosphate (ATP) is an energy molecule found in all living things. The detection of ATP is therefore a clear indicator in determining the efficiency of cleaning processes in removing bacteria. ATP hygiene testing works by combining ATP with a liquid-stable reagent. The chemical reaction caused by the combination emits light, which is then measured as a direct proportion to the amount of ATP present. The process of ATP testing is straight-forward and easy to use. Simply swab the area you would like to test. Snap the... Read More

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Stay Warm and Safe with FlexiTog Workwear

Working in low temperatures can create significant risk to employee health, short term and long term. If you are frequently exposed to cold temperatures at work, it is vital that you enlist appropriate workwear to keep you warm and safe. Just an hour or two’s exposure to cold temperatures can cause health issues such as swelling and soreness. These symptoms can worsen if exposure to cold continues. For those working in wet or damp cold conditions are at a greater health risk. If employees find that their feet are consistently... Read More

Benefits of a Food Safety Certification

Benefits of Food Safety Certification The presence of a food safety and quality management certification provides evidence that a business operates to a recognised high standard for food hygiene and safety. This can be an important consideration for potential customers who are looking to safeguard their supplier chain. Third party certifications are awarded based on the results of independent audits evaluated against accepted national and international industry standards. The presence of a third party certification such as BRC or SALSA, provides existing and potential customers with confidence in the safety... Read More

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7 Steps for Effective Allergen Control

The importance of effectively controlling allergens in food production is extremely high. Around 2 million people in the UK are living with a food allergy, with an average of 10 fatal reactions to undeclared allergenic ingredients a year. Poor allergen control poses significant risks to your consumers and your business reputation. There are 170 foods known to induce allergic reactions, EU regulations focus on 14 allergens. These are the most common foods to provoke allergic reactions: The 14 main allergens to be aware of are: Celery Cereals that contain gluten (including wheat, rye,... Read More

Prevent Product Recalls with Detectable Products

Last week, both ASDA and Waitrose had to issue product recalls due to plastic contamination in products. Foreign body contamination accounted for the fifth largest category of food safety incidents reported by the Food Standards Agency in 2015. These contamination incidents can lead to serious headaches for businesses. Our range of detectable products are an effective solution to prevent contamination from plastic and rubber particles in food production lines. The BST  range of detectable products are manufactured from special polymers that contain magnetic properties. When used in conjunction with a metal detection or x-ray inspection system, the magnetic... Read More

Validate Temperature Monitoring Equipment

As part of an effective HACCP plan, temperature thermometers need to be regularly validated to ensure that they are operating accurately. Especially within the food industry, it is essential that temperature monitors produce accurate readings and ensure food is stored and cooked safely. The consequences of an incorrect reading can have a highly damaging effect, for both the consumer and the business. The SALSA requirement for temperature calibration states that: “Environment monitoring devices, such as temperature monitoring equipment and process control devices such as weighing equipment identified as essential for... Read More

Benefits of Hands-Free Sanitation Dispensers

An increasing number of hospitals, schools and businesses are implementing hands free soap or sanitiser dispensers to help combat the spread of harmful bacteria. Hands-free sanitation dispensers are an effective solution to reduce the spread of bacteria in high risk areas. By eliminating a common touch point, such as a hand pump soap dispenser, touch free sensors reduce the risk of coming in to contact with bacteria. Touch free sanitation dispensers are easy to use, particularly for those that may struggle to reach over countertops. Benefits of Hand Sanitation Dispensers: Reduce... Read More

Stay safe this Summer with the right PPE

When the weather finally starts to heat up in Britain it can be a bit of a shock to the system. Suddenly we’re all shedding our coats an jumpers and whipping out the shorts and t shirts to bask in the heat. Unfortunately for those that work outside, the arrival of the summer heat can cause a great deal of discomfort, especially if your job requires you to wear substantial protective gear. The temptation to ditch protective workwear can create significant risk to employees that do so. It is essential... Read More

4 Benefits of Colour Coding for your Hygiene Safety System

Introducing a colour-coded system is a highly beneficial addition for a wide range of sectors. The process of colour segregation ensures safe hygiene in a number of processes including, cleaning, cooking, hygiene, uniform clothing and equipment. 4 Benefits of Colour-Coded Equipment: Prevent Cross Contamination Identify high risk, low-risk areas Hygienic Waste Management Safe Segregation of Cleaning Equipment Colour-coded equipment can assist in minimising the risk of product cross-contamination from bacteria, allergens and foreign bodies. Consequently this improves food safety, saves on expensive recalls and protects business reputation. Food Handling To ensure safe food handling, colour-coded cooking utensils, cleaning... Read More

Safety within the Workplace – Forklift Trucks

Safety within the Workplace – Forklift Trucks Forklift trucks and other types of lift trucks are involved in around a quarter of all workplace transport related accidents/incidents. These accidents/incidents can often be put down to poor supervision and lack of training. As an employer, you have numerous duties under various health and safety laws to ensure the safety of anyone affected by what you do (including employees and members of the public). Employees and the self-employed also have duties to look after their own health and safety and that of... Read More