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Hygiene services for manufacturing businesses

Maintaining productivity levels and the quality of the production output whilst protecting employee health and safety is of top priority in manufacturing businesses. At Initial, we understand that employers have a duty of care to ensure the provision of the appropriate facilities and personal protective equipment in compliance with regulations.

With an often transient workforce made up of temporary, migrant, student and contract workers; the manufacturing businesses are influenced by surges in workload due to demand and seasonal factors, resulting in common practices of shift work in close proximity on production plants and manufacturing sites.

Good hygiene practices is vital to the health and safety of your manufacturing workforce

Although 71% of absences in the manufacturing sector are minor absences (under 7 days) caused by illnesses such as the common cold, occupational skin disorders are also prevalent and account for 11.2% of all occupational diseases.

Workers are potentially exposed to harmful conditions and contaminants on a daily basis; detergents, chemicals, mechanical oils, grease, resin, paint and sealants. Hygiene, and hand hygiene in particular, is vital to ensure both the health and safety of workers and product quality:

Hygiene on the production line

  • Implement a no food or drink policy in production, storage and packaging areas
  • Pay particular attention to employees’ personal hygiene and that of the premises and equipment
  • Waste management plans should ensure regular disposal to minimise risk of pests

Washroom hygiene

  • Introduce a rigorous cleaning schedule based on peak timings and traffic
  • Ensure hand washing and hand drying provisions are well-stocked at all times
  • Consider no-touch and smart sensor solutions to monitor hand hygiene compliance

Hand wash areas

  • Provide pre-work creams to protect skin against workplace conditions and contaminants
  • Cleanse hands of contaminants regularly to avoid skin irritations
  • Provide conditioning creams to replenish, restore and reduce the risk of painful dry skin.

Hygiene in breakout areas

  • Encourage good hand hygiene practices with awareness campaigns and notices in points-of-need
  • Install hand sanitisers in locations of high-footfall and common use
  • Consider air disinfection solutions to help reduce airborne micro-organisations

Hygiene in the reception area

  • Clean and regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces such as reception counters and door handles
  • Install hand sanitisers in locations of high-footfall and common use
  • Display certificates of hygiene and pest control audits for customer’ and suppliers’ peace of mind

Hygiene in meeting rooms

  • Encourage colleagues to wipe down surfaces and equipment prior to using shared desks and work stations
  • Install hand sanitisers in locations of high-footfall and common use
  • Improve ventilation and air conditioning if office areas are located near production lines releasing gas or odours

The Initial service promise

Everyday, local teams of Initial service technicians deliver efficient, discreet hygiene services to commercial customers in over 40 countries worldwide. With flexible serviced contracts tailored specifically to your business needs, Initial takes pride in delivering the highest levels of service, innovative solutions and professional customer care.

We will install and maintain your hygiene solutions, manage consumables and sanitary waste whilst ensuring compliance with all local legislation and environmental regulations.

1. On-site hygiene survey

We carry out a survey of your business premises, discuss your concerns and make recommendations specific to your needs.

  • Local, expert hygiene surveyors
  • Calls returned within 24 hours (Mon-Fri)
  • Appointment at a time of your convenience

2. Tailored hygiene solutions

We work with you to develop a hygiene program bespoke to your business needs.

  • Award winning hygiene products
  • Quick, discreet installation with minimal disruption to your business
  • In compliance with all hygiene and environmental regulations

3. Professional service

Our local team of service technicians will attend scheduled visits for ongoing maintenance.

  • Quality assurance that your hygiene solutions are in good order
  • 48 hour issue resolution
  • Proof of service made available online
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