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Color Coded Safety

Editor’s Note: The following content was extracted from an article titled, ‘Why you should be color coding your cleaning equipment,” By QJS Equipment

Why you should be color coding your cleaning equipment

Here’s 4 simple ways color coded hygiene equipment can help you:

1)     You can Reduce Cross Contamination. Color coding equipment specific to their zone is important for food safety, so equipment is kept in the areas specific for its use.  BRC Section 4.11.6 States: ‘Cleaning equipment shall be suitably identified for intended use (color coded or labeled)’

2)     It helps you Gain Compliance. As stated above, color coding is specified by BRC, and also there’s many Supermarket Auditors who recommend zone color coding equipment in order to reduce cross contamination. For example, Tesco States: (TFMS Section 9.6.2) ‘A color coded system must be in place to identify and segregate cleaning equipment between high care / high risk and low risk areas.’ Color coding is a simple but effective step along the way to compliance.

3)     Save your tools going missing! Color coding your equipment according to the team that it belongs to helps keep hold of your equipment for longer, and find it if it gets taken for a walk!

4)     Save selecting the wrong tool for your job. Color coding equipment such as nozzles means you don’t select the wrong nozzle for the job you’re doing, making it less efficient and taking more time.

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