Colour Coding Systems
Colour coding tools has become a recognised asset within good manufacturing practices in food and beverage production, proven to support segregation, improve visual standards of cleaning and support the identification of foreign body caused by wear and tear of cleaning and food contact tools.
Tools with matching-coloured handles and heads can be identified quickly and easily, which is especially important within workplaces where a number of languages are spoken and can greatly aid training of staff.
Segregation of activities is particularly important when managing:
- Different levels of risk within manufacturing operations (high level, high care and low risk);
- Manufacture of allergens and non-allergens containing products, ensuring specific tools can be safely managed during use, cleaning and storage;
- Cross-contamination routes related to usage of equipment for cleaning and handling products;
- Specific hazards: a methodical colour coded approach associates each product with a particular area, promoting inter-departmental and/or food-type segregation.
The majority of our hygiene range is colour coded, with up to twelve vibrant, easily identifiable colours to choose from.