Some plant managers complain that employees don’t use them. Others say that they don’t get cleaned out often enough. Or, the sanitizing solution loses effectiveness, creating a source of contamination. Yes; these things can happen but they don’t have to. Each of these problems has a simple answer. Quality assurance techniques require monitoring. Disinfectant Mats, by themselves, don’t create a sanitation program.
We can help you make it work. Because Nelson-Jameson has been in the business for so long, we’ve got some suggestions that have worked well for others:
- Have enough Disinfectant Mats so that employees don’t need to go out of their way to use one. Locate them at every entrance to
- If employees bypass footbaths, put several together to cover the whole entrance so they can’t avoid them.
- Limit access to processing areas, keeping drivers, warehouse workers and office personnel out, if possible.
- Initiate a footwear and clothing program – work clothes and boots should stay at work.
- Education is a powerful sanitation tool, so talk to employees about the problem.
- Post Use Footbath signs as reminders to employees.
- Check sanitizer concentration with test strips, which are convenient and simple. Keep daily or hourly log of results.
- Replace regular mats with the Antimicrobial Disinfectant Mat.
- Use longer lasting sanitizing solutions. Chlorine bleach dissipates rapidly, especially in the presence of a heavy organic soil load.
Other compounds will last longer. Try quaternary ammonium, iodine, chlorine or acid sanitizers.
- Don’t forget other aspects of your program, such as air sampling, HACCP, surface sampling, insect control, drain cleaning, condensation control, and cleaning of drip pans, condensers and air filters.