Mechline has issued some practical advice to make reopening and returning to work as safe and stress-free as possible for foodservice operators.
The company offers a series of solutions that can provide value to operators as they prepare to begin trading under enhanced hygiene guidelines.
This includes its BaSix range of non-contact hand wash stations, which reduces the potential of cross-contamination by eliminating the need to touch taps altogether.
Mechline said operators also need to think about the location of, and the number of washbasins, that are required in order to further reduce the risk of social contact and shared touchpoints.
The compact design of its Basix range make them quick and easy to install, and each unit os supplied with a mounting bracket and integral spirit level.
In addition to implementing enhanced hand-washing procedures, businesses will also need to ensure that their cleaning routines are maximised to keep surfaces free from viruses and contaminants which could spread infection.
Mechline supplies the wall-mounted HyGenikx unit, which utilises a combination of the most effective air and surface sterilisation technologies available to target and kill biological hazards.
HyGenikx models start from as little as £289, require no costly installation as they simply plug in to a standard socket and consume very little energy.
The HyGenikx range is also shown to extend the shelf-life of stored perishable fresh food by an average of 58%, with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer.
Additionally, Mechline said that operators need to consider how they will manage food waste and FOG disposal when they reopen.
Its Waste2O organic food waste digester and GreasePak solution are among the tools it offers to help operators get to grips with this aspect of their kitchens in a way that reduces the number of supplier collections and level of social contact required.