Food processing flooring

Compliant Resin Flooring for your Dairy Processing and Clean In Place Rooms

Providing your cows with the best conditions will hopefully guarantee they produce high-quality milk for your business.  Dairy products are probably one of our most widely consumed foods.  https://redtractorassurance.org.uk/standards/housing-shelter-and-handling-facilities-10/#

Why is getting the floor right a vital factor to consider?  EC regulations stipulate that food business operators must have “hard floors and smooth walls that are easy to clean and disinfect.” https://www.legislation.gov.uk/eur/2004/853/contents

Food safety management should be based on HACCP principles, which include ensuring risks are removed or reduced to safe levels.  Suitable flooring and drainage is key to achieving and maintaining these standards.    https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/hazard-analysis-and-critical-control-point-haccp

“Floor surfaces are to be maintained in a sound condition and be easy to clean and, where necessary, to disinfect.”

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/eur/2004/854/contents

Hygiene.   Floors should ensure the risk of contamination is minimal and ideally, the milking parlour should be properly sealed off from other buildings.  These guides should be followed equally for the floors in your Clean In Place (CIP) rooms.

Floors should be water resistant and have free draining, discharging to a suitable drainage system.    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dairy-farming-and-schemes#animal-health-and-hygiene-on-the-farm.    

Hot water and harsh cleaning chemicals designed to minimise bacteria growth, together with frequent and intense washing mean an inefficient floor will eventually erode and become porous and cracked.  Cracks and crevices in the floor make cleaning more difficult and much less effective and lead to the build-up of harmful bacteria.   

Drainage.  Getting your drainage system working efficiently is essential for sanitation.  Waste, milk, acetic acids and other liquids can puddle and build up and in time erode the floors if they seep into it and don’t drain away properly.

Traffic.  The traffic on a working dairy farm is heavy.  Heavy machinery, heavy vehicles and heavy human and animal footfall.

Has your floor tired of withstanding tractors, milking machines, tough rubber boots, and cows scuffing and scratching them?

Joints.  If the joints between walls and floors are not seamless, bacteria will be encouraged to accumulate.  Seamless flooring and coving make rigorous cleaning more effective and will prevent bacteria from building up  

What’s our solution?

  • Firstly, check for any damage to your floors.

It is important to remember that all commercial and industrial floors are different.  If damaged areas are not dealt with swiftly, problems can develop.  If the damage to the resin is significant, the concrete underneath may also need to be repaired as any larger holes will become apparent once the resin is installed.

At Surface Systems we offer an easy, often cost-effective and environmentally friendly repair service to restore your existing resin floor. 

The process is simple.  We identify the damage.  We break out and remove the damaged area.  We repair using appropriate materials and finally resin coat the surface. 

  • Check your drainage.

Installing a stainless steel drainage channel, and replacing damaged traps or resin-filled access covers or gratings is another area which will improve the conditions of your dairy or CIP room.  We supply and fit bespoke or modular systems designed to suit your business’s requirements.

  • Consider a completely new resin flooring system.

If it’s a new resin floor that is needed, the Surface Systems team have the knowledge and experience to design, supply and fit to your exact requirements, providing you with expert advice throughout the whole process. 

For a hygienic, safe and clean milk processing and CIP environment, we will ensure your resin flooring ticks all these boxes:

  • HACCP Compliant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Seamless
  • Durable
  • Hardwearing
  • Slip-resistant
  • Hygienic
  • Easy to clean
  • Impact resistant

..and exceeds industry standards for years to come.

We are the leading specialist commercial and industrial resin flooring contractor in the South West, with over 75 years of technical and floor-laying expertise.   Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote or for more advice on how we can help you make the right choice of resin flooring.  

Telephone 01803 868680 or email enquiries@surfacesystems.co.uk

Compliant Resin Flooring for your Dairy Processing and Clean In Place Rooms

Providing your cows with the best conditions will hopefully guarantee they produce high-quality milk for your business.  Dairy products are probably one of our most widely consumed foods.  https://redtractorassurance.org.uk/standards/housing-shelter-and-handling-facilities-10/#

Why is getting the floor right a vital factor to consider?  EC regulations stipulate that food business operators must have “hard floors and smooth walls that are easy to clean and disinfect.” https://www.legislation.gov.uk/eur/2004/853/contents

Food safety management should be based on HACCP principles, which include ensuring risks are removed or reduced to safe levels.  Suitable flooring and drainage is key to achieving and maintaining these standards.    https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/hazard-analysis-and-critical-control-point-haccp

“Floor surfaces are to be maintained in a sound condition and be easy to clean and, where necessary, to disinfect.”

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/eur/2004/854/contents

Hygiene.   Floors should ensure the risk of contamination is minimal and ideally, the milking parlour should be properly sealed off from other buildings.  These guides should be followed equally for the floors in your Clean In Place (CIP) rooms.

Floors should be water resistant and have free draining, discharging to a suitable drainage system.    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dairy-farming-and-schemes#animal-health-and-hygiene-on-the-farm.    

Hot water and harsh cleaning chemicals designed to minimise bacteria growth, together with frequent and intense washing mean an inefficient floor will eventually erode and become porous and cracked.  Cracks and crevices in the floor make cleaning more difficult and much less effective and lead to the build-up of harmful bacteria.   

Drainage.  Getting your drainage system working efficiently is essential for sanitation.  Waste, milk, acetic acids and other liquids can puddle and build up and in time erode the floors if they seep into it and don’t drain away properly.

Traffic.  The traffic on a working dairy farm is heavy.  Heavy machinery, heavy vehicles and heavy human and animal footfall.

Has your floor tired of withstanding tractors, milking machines, tough rubber boots, and cows scuffing and scratching them?

Joints.  If the joints between walls and floors are not seamless, bacteria will be encouraged to accumulate.  Seamless flooring and coving make rigorous cleaning more effective and will prevent bacteria from building up  

What’s our solution?

  • Firstly, check for any damage to your floors.

It is important to remember that all commercial and industrial floors are different.  If damaged areas are not dealt with swiftly, problems can develop.  If the damage to the resin is significant, the concrete underneath may also need to be repaired as any larger holes will become apparent once the resin is installed.

At Surface Systems we offer an easy, often cost-effective and environmentally friendly repair service to restore your existing resin floor. 

The process is simple.  We identify the damage.  We break out and remove the damaged area.  We repair using appropriate materials and finally resin coat the surface. 

  • Check your drainage.

Installing a stainless steel drainage channel, and replacing damaged traps or resin-filled access covers or gratings is another area which will improve the conditions of your dairy or CIP room.  We supply and fit bespoke or modular systems designed to suit your business’s requirements.

  • Consider a completely new resin flooring system.

If it’s a new resin floor that is needed, the Surface Systems team have the knowledge and experience to design, supply and fit to your exact requirements, providing you with expert advice throughout the whole process. 

For a hygienic, safe and clean milk processing and CIP environment, we will ensure your resin flooring ticks all these boxes:

  • HACCP Compliant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Seamless
  • Durable
  • Hardwearing
  • Slip-resistant
  • Hygienic
  • Easy to clean
  • Impact resistant

..and exceeds industry standards for years to come.

We are the leading specialist commercial and industrial resin flooring contractor in the South West, with over 75 years of technical and floor-laying expertise.   Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote or for more advice on how we can help you make the right choice of resin flooring.  

Telephone 01803 868680 or email enquiries@surfacesystems.co.uk

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