Food processing industry is not exempted in adhering to all WHS standards.
The floor of a food processing facility is exposed to all kinds of food by-products, such as fats, blood, sugar solutions, hot oils and natural food acids. Some of these substances can cause serious damage to concrete because of their corrosive nature.
These contaminants can also infiltrate uncoated concrete, resulting in uncontrolled growth of bacteria.
Here are 5 important things to remember:
- Floors should be able to resist scratches and indentation over time, to save company’s valuable time and money.
- Floors must be water and oil resistant to prevent the building of pests that cause food contamination.
- It should be durable enough to carry heavy equipment, including forklift and pedestrian traffic.
- It must have a perfect balance ensuring the floor is safe for workers as well as being easy-to-clean (non-slip, but not too gritty).
- If you can see any cracks, do not hesitate to call your floor experts. Prevention is better than cure.
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