Internal construction work is a necessity within food and beverage manufacturing environments. Whether it be upgrading an area, installing a new production line, extend buildings, or improve efficiencies, construction is constant. But this doesn’t mean it has to be a major disruption.
Food and beverage manufacturing facilities must keep production lines running. Typical shutdowns are short, and do not allow for large upgrades to be carried out prior to production starting again Monday morning. And yet the upgrades must be carried out, or extensive future downtime is imminent.
One of the major concerns for food manufacturers in carrying out construction works is dust control and contamination. Not only can it be dangerous to workers within the facility, but can contaminate products as well as damage equipment.
Using food-safe segregation walls is the ideal solution in this scenario. Whether you require full floor to ceiling dust-protection, or just segregation to stop employees entering the area where new construction is happening, there are plenty of options available.
Floor to Ceiling Protection:
At Allied Finishes, we offer a range of unique floor to ceiling wall solutions that form a tight seal around ducts, pipes and steel work, providing a dust tight seal. This is an excellent solution for internal construction or flooring upgrades within food manufacturing facilities, as it prevents cross contamination, contains dust, and has the ability to manage temperature and stop drafts, ideal for floor curing. This solution is easy to install, and easy to take down, and mean that large internal upgrades can be carried out while food production lines nearby can continue operating. This solution is designed and installed to suit any height, subject to inspection.
Another option we provide is a wall barrier between construction and pedestrian-safe areas. This solution is ideal for facilities that are undertaking smaller upgrades with no risk to food production, but hazardous to employees working nearby. This solution is easy to install and remove, and means that essential upgrades can be done with minimal disruption to necessary manufacturing lines. If you require dust control however, the floor to ceiling protection is ideal for your needs.
As every food manufacturing facility is different, our solutions are entirely customisable to your needs. So reach out to us today to talk about your requirements, we’ll be keen to help you out.