EQUIPMENT SAFETY & REGULATIONS
Our dedication to compliance and safety is part of our mission to make things easier for you. We study current regulations, liaise with Government bodies and gain valuable insight from talking to our customers about their needs. We then develop products and solutions that meet or exceed current guidelines.
The following is a list of some of the regulations and standards that might affect your sluice room, laundry room or kitchen and includes advice on how we can help you meet these standards, as well as create a culture of health and safety throughout your premises.
Gas Safety Checks
We can send a Gas Safe-registered engineer out to you to perform a Gas Safety check and provide you with a certificate afterwards proving that your laundry room or kitchen is compliant with current regulations.
In response to growing demands for better infection control in health and social care, we developed the OTEX disinfection system, which uses ozone to destroy bugs, viruses and spores in linen during a cool wash cycle. A printed receipt of the disinfection process is generated after every use, proving that you are meeting HTM 01-04 chemical disinfection standards.
Each of our washers, from the smallest model to the largest industrial machine, also offers a thermal disinfection cycle. No matter what, you’ll get clean, fresh and hygienic laundry in every wash.
In care homes and healthcare settings, you can use a medical macerator to minimise the build-up of unpleasant offensive waste.
Our combi ovens save temperatures and cook times, while many of our commercial refrigerators and freezers also display temperatures, making it easy to include this vital information in your HACCP plan for future reference and auditing purposes.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines, prosecution and even a custodial sentence as you could be held personally liable in the event of a fire. If an investigation shows that a fire was caused through a lack of preventative maintenance, then you may not be able to claim for losses or damage under your insurance policy.
We can make compliance easy for you – we offer dryer duct cleaning as well as canopy inspections and extractor cleaning. We also offer dryers which are equipped with the unique S.A.F.E. (Sensor Activated Fire Extinguishing) system which uses sensors and water vapour to put out fires straight away.
Many of our products, such as our dishwashers and our range of SMART washers, are WRAS-approved so you can rest assured that you’re keeping the water supply safe and meeting regulations without even thinking about it!
HVCA TR19, Section 7
We can send engineers to your premises to perform a canopy inspection and extractor cleaning, as well as dryer duct cleaning for laundry machines, to ensure that you meet existing regulations and satisfy the guidance laid out in TR19.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
You can minimise the risk of skin irritation and other health issues and improve staff handling of chemicals by choosing to install auto-dosing pumps on your washing machines and dishwashers. These will allow you to get a perfect wash, every time, while reducing staff contact with powerful detergents, destainers and other cleaning solutions.
Protecting Against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs)
Our patented OTEX ozone disinfection system can also be used to destroy 99.999% of bugs in infected laundry. Ozone is a natural disinfectant that can destroy micro-organisms at low wash temperatures by attacking the cell walls of bacteria. We can provide you with OTEX-compatible washers to give you the best possible protection against outbreaks.
Thermal Disinfection Guidelines for Dishwashers
Our range of thermal dishwashers makes it easy to meet national minimum standards for disinfection.