Factory spill clean-up team bags praise from salad company

Posted by CleanSafe Services on 05/11/18 in Emergency Cleaning

CleanSafe Services has been praised for its swift response to a product spill that threatened to disrupt production at a fresh food factory.

The emergency cleaning specialist responded immediately to a call for assistance from the food company, which makes ready-to-eat salads and bagged vegetables.

The fast response allowed the CleanSafe Services technicians to clean the spill over a weekend, a period of production downtime, so the company and its customers were not inconvenienced.

Emergency cleaning was needed after a mixture of food oil, starch and water spilled into a basement area at the factory, which presented confined space risk.

Emergency spill cleaning

Processing salad products demands some of the highest hygiene standards in the food industry, so an emergency spill clean-up team from CleanSafe Services was called in to remove the starch, oil, and water waste.

Specialist food-safe chemicals

CleanSafe Services, supported by the client’s site safety team, carried out a point of works risk assessment that mitigated the risk, allowing cleaning work to be carried out.

Two CleanSafe operatives were then mobilised from the company’s Birmingham operating hub and spent Saturday and Sunday cleaning the spill at the factory.

They used a specialist food-safe cleaning chemical, eliminating the risk of food contamination, while ensuring the site and machinery were cleaned to the highest sanitary standards.

Fast factory cleaning response

Afterwards, a senior production manager at the food factory contacted CleanSafe Services Business Development Manager Andrew Henry to praise the spill clean-up work carried out:

“I just wanted to say a thank you to your team for the work you completed over the weekend. I inspected the area and was very happy with the level of clean you achieved in such a difficult space.

“I appreciate how fast you responded to our request and how efficiently you made arrangements with out site to supply all the required paperwork and permits.”

Andrew Henry said: “We’re delighted that our customer was so pleased with the support we gave them. Ultimately, it’s about delivering often challenging cleaning solutions quickly, safely and effectively.

“Fresh food production sites must observe some of the highest hygiene standards in the food industry, and they only want to work with external contractors who they can trust to do the same, especially when responding to an emergency cleaning issue.

“In this case, it was vital to respond quickly to gain the time needed to devise the risk assessment and method statement – and agree all other protocols for working on a highly-controlled site – in time to carry out the emergency cleaning work over the first available weekend.

“As CleanSafe Services has significant experience working in a range of high-risk and complex live environments, including hospitals, prisons and shopping centres, this is part of the assurance we can give clients.”

For more information about emergency food factory cleaning, call CleanSafe Services today. Tel: 0800 668 1268 Email: info@cleansafeservices.co.uk.