Mechline is hoping to come to the rescue of operators keen to ensure they are meeting recommended hygiene standards by offering a range of hands-free taps for commercial kitchens.
The Milton Keynes-based outfit insists hands-free hand wash stations are important tools for keeping commercial kitchens compliant with current food safety legislation.
Ian Cresswell, business development director at Mechline, says the firm can supply Delabie hands-free taps and Basix hand wash basins, which fit the bill.
“We all recognise how vital it is that staff follow good personal hygiene practices to help prevent harmful bacteria spreading, such as from raw food to ready-to-eat food by cross-contamination from their hands,” he said.
The Food Standards Agency says that separate hand washing basins with hot water, liquid soap and drying facilities must be made available to kitchen staff. It recommends the use of non-hand-operable taps.
Mechline’s handwash stations include a selection of BaSIX basin styles fitted with a choice of hands-free tap options.
“Commercial kitchens should consider WRAS-approved taps from the Delabie range powered by battery or mains, depending on site requirements,” said Cresswell. “The Mechline range also includes mechanical hands-free options, including knee and foot valves.”