Whether you’re opening up a new church café or you just need a new kitchen to serve your congregation, effective pest management is essential for keeping everyone safe and well. But what exactly do you need to know?
The Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Hygiene Regulations 2005 deem ‘food to be unsafe if it is considered to be injurious to health or unfit for human consumption.’ So, before you open your new kitchen, it’s important to have your pest prevention systems in place.
Adequate pest control
Pest control methods are essential in commercial and semi-commercial kitchens to ensure high standards of food hygiene – without them, you could be at risk of contamination; the possibility of claims and compensation from customers in your café; and fines and charges. At Steelplan, we understand that keeping your congregation and community safe is important to you – luckily, the best defence is a good offence…
Unfortunately, rats and mice are the most common type of pest, and while a mouse can squeeze through a hole the width of a pencil, it’s easy to put appropriate controls in place to stop them coming in. Dissuade these animals from entering your premises by:
Ban the bugs
Aside from rats and mice, it can sometimes feel difficult to keep on top of bug infestations, such as ants and flies, particularly in the warmer months when you might have your windows open more often. Unfortunately, there are a variety of different places for insects to harbour in a kitchen, from cracks and crevices to drains and even table legs. But you can protect your kitchen and your congregation from these miniature pests by:
To start your new kitchen plans today, call the Steelplan Kitchens team on 0844 809 9186. With a variety of options, from colours, appliances and even floors, we can create your ideal kitchen, one that every member of your community can enjoy.
The inherent strength of metal and a combination of the benefits listed on this page mean that a steel Kitchen will far exceed the life expectancy of a standard wooden carcass kitchens in semi-commercial environments.
The polyester powder coated steel is impervious to water. No more swollen chipboard or rotting MDF.
The metal is fire resistant and the powder coat finish formulated so that no toxic fumes are emitted in the case of fire.
Unlike wooden/chipboard cabinets the Steelplan Kitchen carcass does not contain any material that may sustain, harbour or encourage insects or bacteria.
The powder coated finish means that the units can be kept to an extremely high level of cleanliness and hygiene at all times. Essential when used in health locations.
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