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How can FMs reduce time spent in complying with all H&S legislation?

Author : Danielle Sensier, sales director for TME Thermometers

13 April 2017

Complying with changing H&S legislation obviously requires additional effort, with the initial work of putting new systems and practices in place probably being the most time consuming factor.

However in some areas it’s the ongoing burden of recurring tasks that literally eat up FM time.

Meeting legal temperature requirements is often a time-consuming challenge: from protecting food service customers from harmful bugs to preventing the spread of Legionnaires’ disease in hot water and heating systems.

The sheer volume of tests and recording required can result in FMs becoming bogged down with labour-intensive methods – not to mention a mountain of paperwork.

With these challenges in mind, FM managers should be asking serious questions about the suitability and sustainability of their equipment choices.

To begin with, do they know which brands offer the fastest response, which are the easiest to use and which have the lowest failure rates? Well-made high performance models will always enhance productivity.

Secondly, are they using equipment with specific time-saving features? Thermometers with in-built timers; temperature probes with dual-purpose applications; and remote thermocouple connection ports that can half the amount of labour required will transform H&S temperature compliance.

Thirdly, are they taking advantage of newer, more efficient technologies like barcode temperature scanning, Bluetooth communication and cloud based storage systems?

A final thought - don’t overlook apparently small equipment differences which can deliver big time-savings; food service probes which can be run through a dishwasher score not just on hygiene but on efficiency as well.

Are yours waterproof?

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