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The three cleaning pillars for industrial hygiene

We know that where food is processed, the highest hygiene requirements are prescribed. This is in the interests of consumers and the food industry. The professional cleaning and disinfection of rooms, facilities and equipment is a basic prerequisite for compliance with microbiological requirements. This is because kitchens in particular provide excellent living conditions for germs. Moisture, heat and organic substances form an ideal breeding ground for the proliferation of germs and bacteria. The cleaning of rooms and equipment is categorised as industrial hygiene. Three pillars form the foundation of food-safe cleaning: Cleaning routines, technical aids and sensitisation.

Systematic industrial hygiene: Cleaning routines

A structured cleaning schedule is essential to ensure that all areas of the production facility are cleaned regularly. This includes the cleaning of machinery, equipment, work surfaces, floors and other surfaces. A set schedule for cleaning ensures that no areas are neglected and that all cleaning is carried out efficiently.

Manual cleaning tools such as scrapers, brooms, squeegees etc. are still important. In order to minimise the risk of contamination from the equipment, hygienic storage and consistent separation of the tools according to hygiene areas is necessary. The PHT Group therefore offers colour-coded cleaning utensils. These ensure easy categorisation. Hygienic storage solutions, such as shadow boards, ensure clean storage and industrial hygiene. These aids strengthen the routine and have a preventative effect.

Innovative methods: Cleaning technology

Even though scrubbing brushes and brooms still have their place in industrial hygiene, innovative technical systems and devices have long been used in the food industry. These ensure efficient and thorough cleaning of surfaces such as walls, floors, work tables and much more.

The PHT Group offers innovative cleaning and drying technology. Cleaning systems are available for the hygienic cleaning of containers, trolleys and means of transport. Wheel cleaning using a floor tray placed at access points prevents dirt from entering your business via the trolleys

In recent years, low-pressure foam cleaning systems have become established for cleaning floors and walls in industrial hygiene. Both mobile and stationary. Foam cleaning devices are resource-saving and energy-efficient. Low pressure saves water, chemicals and energy. The simple handling ensures maximum work safety. The workplace is first cleaned with water and then with a chemical foam. The special feature of PHT’s low-pressure foam cleaning system is that the NEXT system allows the chemicals to be used one after the other via an outlet.

Continuous sensitisation: training and briefings for industrial hygiene

Every routine and every tool is only as good as its user. It is therefore important to train employees in the correct cleaning procedures and protocols. This is the only way to ensure that cleaning tasks are carried out effectively and safely. Every employee must play their part in safe food production.

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The choice of suitable technical aids depends on the specific cleaning requirements and the surfaces to be cleaned in food production. Our experts will be happy to advise you on which systems are best suited to your business. We use our expertise to help you fulfil the HACCP requirements. We will work with you to draw up an HACCP cleaning plan for your machines and systems.


PHT develops holistic hygiene concepts that can be integrated into existing and new operations in the food industry and food processing companies. In addition to the systems presented here, we offer other hygiene solutions that you can use to make your business more hygienic. We would be happy to advise you.