Managing Risk: aim for the best, prepare for the worst
Jan 17 2019 Read 174 Times
Maintaining a well-ordered laboratory makes for an efficient and safe working environment. Reducing risk should be your first priority, both in terms of containing microbial risk that could impact on hygiene and also in ensuring the health and welfare of your staff. Teknomek’s product range caters to both the needs of your hygiene manager and health and safety officer.
Making a clean sweep
There is no margin for error. Therefore businesses in the pharma sector have to ensure staff adhere to hygiene best practice and make significant investments in hygienic furniture. However, despite strict policies and controls, contamination will always remain a significant concern and you simply cannot let your guard down or cut corners.
As ever, the devil is in detail and overlooking any potential risk areas can be a costly mistake in the event of a failed audit. Our range of anti-microbial cleaning tools reduce the potential for cross-contamination, providing an additional layer of reassurance. Products include brooms, deck scrubs, squeegees, scrapers, spades and buckets that are infused with Biomaster, an anti-microbial silver-ion additive that inhibits the growth of bacteria - including MRSA - by up to 99.99%. These are available in a choice of five colours to support area segregation.
A step in the right direction
Protecting employees from risk is equally important and has positive knock-on effects in terms of reducing the number of days lost to ill health. Lab work is - generally-speaking - fairly sedentary, which can be extremely bad for your staff’s health and especially if they spend time stationary on their feet. The end result can be days sacrificed to the likes of muscle aches, swollen feet and bad backs, which can add up and impact upon the bottom line.
One of our top sellers is anti-fatigue matting, these auto-claveable mats offer rubber domes with nitrile-infused sponge backing to offer muscle relief for extended periods of standing, alongside providing improved grip to reduce slips. This type of matting is proven to improve muscle activity by around 50%, as compared to subjects standing on concrete floors.
They’re also very comfortable and the real-world outcome for businesses that have deployed these mats is an average drop in absenteeism of almost a quarter (23%) over the course of a year.
An eye on safety
Regardless of what preventative safety provisions and guidelines you put in place it’s still important to prepare for the worst. Our new range of free-standing and fixed eye wash stations and showers can be positioned at strategic points around the lab should an emergency ever occur. Each can be operated by foot or manual plates and offer filter aerators to soften the water jet and prevent large particles coming into contact with the eye.
For further information on any of these products, visit www.teknomek.co.uk or call the team on 01603 788 833 to request a catalogue.
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