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Over the last few years, hygiene has become an important point of attention in the glass horticulture. Although disinfecting of the greenhouse will prevent undesired diseases and pests, it is important to also consider possible diseases spread by people, machines and tools. Hygiene measures with regard to personal hygiene and the disinfecting of transport equipment will assist you in doing this. In this article, our specialist explains about the different hygiene measures.
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Jasper Verhoeven
Specialist Hygiene & Disinfection | 3 June 2020 | 3 min. reading time

The importance of hygiene

We are often asked: ‘’Why is hygiene important?’’. Hygiene is important because it can reduce the risk of contamination in the crop. Simple measures will benefit the health and quality of the crop as well as the production. So, start your personal hygiene and disinfection of transport equipment today. Want to draw up a plan for the entire company? The find out how to draw up your hygiene protocol.

Watch in the video how to enter the greenhouse hygienically.

Personal hygiene

Personal hygiene of employees requires additional attention. This way, the risk of diseases and pests penetrating or spreading via people, will be reduced. You can choose to implement a simple personal hygiene or use a more stringent hygiene policy by means of fully integrated disinfection. The following measures can be taken with regard to personal hygiene:
  • Disinfection of the hands: most diseases and pests are spread via the hands. That is why disinfection of the hands focuses on two different groups: employees and visitors. Mainly visitors, going from one company to the other, are a point of attention as they enter. A disinfection agent for dry hands is a good solution concerning personal hygiene. This agent has an antimicrobial effect, as a result of which the multiplication of the pathogen is inhibited or stopped.
  • Disinfection of the feet: Regarding simple disinfection of the feet, there is, for example, sole disinfection, applied by disinfecting mats, placed in the route. Ensure that the mat is positioned such that people cannot walk around it. The disinfectant will ensure every shoe to be adequately disinfected. 
  • Fully integrated disinfection: if you opt for the more stringent personal hygiene, then a hygiene station will be a proper solution. In this device, hands and feet will be cleaned and disinfected simultaneously, by means of brushes. These stations are available in different designs: from simple to highly advanced.

Disinfection of transport equipment

In addition to the personal hygiene, it is important to disinfect wheels of fork lift trucks, roll containers, carts and pallet jacks. By making use of a disinfecting mat, developed especially for the disinfection of transport equipment, the penetration of pathogen and pests is prevented. The mat is fitted with anti-slip foil at the bottom, to prevent sliding. The mats can be replenished with a disinfection agent, manually or via an automatic filling system. This way you prevent the penetration of pathogens.

HortiHygienz

The total solution for hygiene issues in horticulture

We believe that growers worldwide can maximize the yield of their crops with optimum hygiene. HortiHygienz can be used worldwide as a total solution for operational hygiene. Whatever the question or challenge in the area of operational hygiene, HortiHygienz has the solution for you!
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Why is working hygienically important?

Over the last few years, hygiene has become an important point of attention in the glass horticulture. Although disinfecting of the greenhouse will prevent undesired diseases and pests, it is important to also consider possible diseases spread by people, machines and tools. Hygiene measures with regard to personal hygiene and the disinfecting of transport equipment will assist you in doing this. In this article, our specialist explains about the different hygiene measures.
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Specialist Hygiene & Disinfection | June 3, 2020 | 3 min. reading time
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Hygiene in greenhouse

The importance of hygiene

We are often asked: ‘’Why is hygiene important?’’. Hygiene is important because it can reduce the risk of contamination in the crop. Simple measures will benefit the health and quality of the crop as well as the production. So, start your personal hygiene and disinfection of transport equipment today. Want to draw up a plan for the entire company? The find out how to draw up your hygiene protocol.

Watch in the video how to enter the greenhouse hygienically.

Personal hygiene

Personal hygiene of employees requires additional attention. This way, the risk of diseases and pests penetrating or spreading via people, will be reduced. You can choose to implement a simple personal hygiene or use a more stringent hygiene policy by means of fully integrated disinfection. The following measures can be taken with regard to personal hygiene:
  • Disinfection of the hands: most diseases and pests are spread via the hands. That is why disinfection of the hands focuses on two different groups: employees and visitors. Mainly visitors, going from one company to the other, are a point of attention as they enter. A disinfection agent for dry hands is a good solution concerning personal hygiene. This agent has an antimicrobial effect, as a result of which the multiplication of the pathogen is inhibited or stopped.
  • Disinfection of the feet: Regarding simple disinfection of the feet, there is, for example, sole disinfection, applied by disinfecting mats, placed in the route. Ensure that the mat is positioned such that people cannot walk around it. The disinfectant will ensure every shoe to be adequately disinfected. 
  • Fully integrated disinfection: if you opt for the more stringent personal hygiene, then a hygiene station will be a proper solution. In this device, hands and feet will be cleaned and disinfected simultaneously, by means of brushes. These stations are available in different designs: from simple to highly advanced.

Disinfection of transport equipment

In addition to the personal hygiene, it is important to disinfect wheels of fork lift trucks, roll containers, carts and pallet jacks. By making use of a disinfecting mat, developed especially for the disinfection of transport equipment, the penetration of pathogen and pests is prevented. The mat is fitted with anti-slip foil at the bottom, to prevent sliding. The mats can be replenished with a disinfection agent, manually or via an automatic filling system. This way you prevent the penetration of pathogens.

HortiHygienz

The total solution for hygiene issues in horticulture

We believe that growers worldwide can maximize the yield of their crops with optimum hygiene. HortiHygienz can be used worldwide as a total solution for operational hygiene. Whatever the question or challenge in the area of operational hygiene, HortiHygienz has the solution for you!
Contact form
Can't find your answer? Fill out the contact form and our specialist Jasper Verhoeven will get back to you. On weekdays, even within 24 hours.
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