Misplacements are unlikely to happen
"It has been fantastic to see what great cleaning improvements
have been made since the introduction of the colour-coded system.
It is easy to conclude that the risk of cross contamination has
been minimised, as the system used to store the tools is very
easily to understand and use, while misplacements are unlikely to
happen. The production area has been kept clean and tidy, and no
matter how closely I looked for stains, debris or dust, everything
was in order."
Hayley Hughes, Auditor at AIB.
"The AIB audit result is great recognition for the structured
improvement work that we have put in place."
Joakim Dannenberg, Production Director, at Carlsberg Falkenberg.
About Carlsberg Falkenberg
Carlsberg Falkenberg is Sweden's leading brewery and supplies the market with a variety of well-known beverage brands. Production focuses mainly on beer but cider and both carbonated and still soft drinks are also produced and packaged on site.
As part of their business development, Carlsberg has been working methodically to implement a structured approach to cleaning and hygiene so as to embed and maintain the highest-level hygiene practices within their Falkenberg production facility. The increasingly stringent health and safety legislation impacting on the food sector, has prompted Carlsberg to seek to raise their standards still further in respect of both the cleaning protocols deployed and their choice of cleaning tools.
Vikan worked with the Carlsberg hygiene team to review the hygienic cleaning requirements of the production processes across the entire facility.
As well as identifying the optimal tools required to complete each task most efficiently and effectively, Vikan also proposed that the production facility be divided into a series of colour-coded zones. The tools needed for cleaning processes identified in each zone were then documented for HACCP requirements and to simplify the reordering process.
Each zone was allocated tools in one of Vikan's eight colour ways, which will be stored within the zone on wall brackets of the same colour. The Vikan solution means that staff always have the right tools on hand; streamlining the cleaning processes, motivating staff to clean spillages up promptly and optimizing the use of the tools on site. Missing and dirty tools or those needing to be replaced are easily identifiable, while 'borrowed' or misplaced tools can be spotted immediately and removed from the zone.
AIB's third party audit of Carlsberg's new structured approach to cleaning concludes that it has resulted in a cleaner and more efficient production facility.