5
Apr

IN UNUSUAL TIMES, WE CHOOSE BUSINESS AS USUAL

The training and development of our most valuable resource, our people, is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. Often, in times of crisis and uncertainty, training and skills development is one of the first things to go, in an effort to centralise focus on survival. But for us, investment in our people is the very definition of business as usual. You

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25
Feb

STEP UP YOUR SHUTDOWN: HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR PLANT’S DOWNTIME

Running a plant or factory is a balancing act, with so much going on and many different and moveable parts coming into the equation. So what’s our suggestion for using your time wisely? Well, bring us in when you have other planned shutdowns (whether for maintenance or equipment enhancements) and maximise your downtime. Two birds, one shutdown. At Ecowize, we

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4
Feb

NOT ALL BRUSHES ARE MADE EQUAL: WHY BRUSHWARE MATTERS

We all know the saying, “a new broom sweeps clean.” Well, with the benefit of today’s modern expertise and experience, there’s a lot more to the most hygienic solution than just ‘new’. Added to that, “clean” isn’t what it used to be! “As with sanitisation, there’s more to planning your brushware than meets the eye,” says Tarryn Onions, Business and

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1
Feb

HOW CLEAN IS “CLEAN”? BUILDING ON THE BASICS TO STRIKE THE PERFECT BALANCE.

How do you know when a space or surface is “clean”? Unfortunately, the human eye is not equipped to see at a microscopic level. It’s also not feasible to walk around and clinically test hygiene on all surfaces and equipment on a daily basis. That’s why it is absolutely crucial to ensure that you have the right procedures, equipment and

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7
Jan

DECONTAMINATING TO CURB CONTAMINATION

As a company committed to applying best practices and following the latest protocols, we have established a special Covid-19 decontamination taskforce. Our agile team is trained to decontaminate any business, across all sectors, to align with world-standard protocols. With many businesses going back to work in accordance with the new revised lockdown level 3, and, with an abundance of headlines

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25
Nov

ONCE-OFF CLEANING: ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Getting ready for an audit?  This inevitably takes months of  preparation, and often includes incorporating once-off services in your cleaning protocols to help mitigate the long-term risks to your business, and to ensure the audit is a success. Partnering with a highly trained and accredited health and sanitation expert such as Ecowize, can help ensure audit readiness. Here, Cilna Roux

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23
Oct

Cleaning Chemical Residues as a potential food chemical hazard – why it is important to follow the recommended instructions! By The Centre for Food Safety, Stellenbosch University

The Centre for Food Safety is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium comprised of Stellenbosch University and the Food Industry. Our food safety team at Ecowize, participated in their chemical hazard series of articles. Before any chemical can be used in the food and beverage industry, the chemical needs to be independently verified as fit for purpose and toxicologically

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22
Sep

FOGGING VS MISTING: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

Various techniques can be used in pest control, and it is crucial to understand which are suited for the type of infestation to be treated. Misting & fogging are often perceived as the same however, there exist differences in the size of the droplets and temperature for each method. Differences between Misting & Fogging Misting Droplet size ± 200 microns

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8
Sep

SEASONAL PEST CONTROL: PREPARATION IS BETTER THAN CURE – By Tracy Williams

Cape Town, September 2020: While mornings are still quite frosty September is the start of springtime, which means that, very soon, we will see the return of a pests and especially those seasonal such as flies. With lockdown restrictions eased and the return of regular third-party hygiene and sanitation audits, now is a crucial time to address periodic cleaning tasks

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20
Aug

A GUIDE TO LOG REDUCTION: ECOWIZE CHEMICALS

COVID 19 Update