How ASC Can Prevent Germs Spreading Within Your Food & Beverage Business

cleaning in food processing industry Updated on Thursday, May 26, 2022

cleaning in food processing industryIf you operate a business in hospitality and the food and beverage sector, you’ll understand just how important cleanliness is and the emphasis on maintaining a hygienic environment. Whether you run a factory that produces food and beverages, a catering business, a commercial kitchen or even a bar or club, that old cliche of “cleanliness is next to godliness” is an absolute must. Not only is it necessary to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria but also to remain compliant with workplace health and safety laws and regulations required by the health department. In this Covid-19 era, hygiene in the food and beverage environment has been taken to a new level.

Keeping your business premises clean is vital for the ongoing success of any business operating in the food and beverages sector and that’s where Australian Sweeper Corporation (ASC) can help with your cleaning and disinfecting, particularly of the floors.

Regular Floor Cleaning Is Paramount

No matter what type of business you’re running in food and beverages, those floors take the brunt when it comes to foot traffic, dropped food and spills and they need to be kept very clean to remain hygienic. It should form an integral part of your overall food safety monitoring processes.

Let’s say you’re cleaning in the food processing industry and you operate a factory, the factory cleaning process won’t only include disinfecting and cleaning implements, machinery or stainless steel benches. The floors will require the bulk of the cleaning and floor cleaning protocols are far more easily maintained with the right type of floor cleaner.

Rather than having an army of workers running around the factory floor armed with messy mops and buckets to get the job done, an industrial floor scrubber machine is far more effective, cost-efficient and saves valuable time.

What is a Commercial Floor Scrubber and What Does It Do?

Floor scrubbing machines come in a variety of sizes to suit the requirements of every business. They are ergonomically designed and quite easy to operate. You don’t need to be an astronaut to be able to operate one efficiently and in the correct manner.

A floor scrubber can do it all for factory floors and other floor spaces in the food and beverage industry. It will sweep, scrub, disinfect and dry the floors all in one sweep. For particularly soiled areas, simply run the scrubber over that area of the floor several times to get it spotless.

Some varieties of floor cleaning machines are just sweepers that clean up loose debris from the floor but operating in the food or beverage industry, you need a floor scrubber that’s going also to wash and disinfect those floors to kill germs and prevent their spread.

There is even the option of attaching a squeegee to your floor scrubbers to take care of floors that get particularly wet.

Ride-On and Walk Behind Floor Scrubbing Machines

That’s right, depending on your needs and the size of the floor area, you can opt for a more economical walk behind floor scrubber or a ride-on model.

Walk-behind floor scrubbing machines are the perfect floor cleaning and disinfecting solution for large floor spaces that aren’t massive. The operator simply walks behind the scrubber, guiding it along as it cleans the floors. They are very manoeuvrable and can even get into tight spaces, depending on the size and model of the scrubbing machine.

For vast floor spaces, you’ll likely want to opt for a ride on a floor scrubber. They are similar to the way a ride on mower operates, except they sweep, disinfect and scrub floors instead of cutting grass.

Both models make short work of industrial floor cleaning and while a bit of exertion is necessary with the walk-behind model, the scrubber does all the hard yards.

Get In Touch With ASC Today!

Australian Sweeper Corporation is your one-stop-shop for all your food and beverage floor cleaning requirements. You can rent or lease floor cleaning sweepers and scrubbers and we also provide maintenance and spare parts for all of our floor scrubbers and other cleaning equipment. To discover how we can help you stop the spread of germs, get in touch today for a friendly chat.