How do Fly Screens Improve your Kitchen Hygiene?

Chef cooking on a hob

What do you want from a kitchen? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer. A good kitchen is not just about the equipment you need to cook – it’s also about its cleanliness and hygiene. A kitchen can be as well equipped as you like, but if it is not able to keep itself hygienic, no-one will want to eat food that has been prepared in it. This is not just a case of desire – commercial kitchens have certain requirements of hygiene that they are required to stick to. Fly screens can help make any kitchen more hygienic, and are essential to be compliant with safety regulations in commercial food preparation.

What are Commercial Kitchens Required to do?

There are legal requirements for all businesses that are involved in the production of food. This is not limited to kitchens, but also includes food ingredient manufacturers and warehouse or storage facilities that store food.

The Food Safety Regulations of 1995 state that:

‘Windows and other openings must be constructed to prevent the accumulation of dirt. Those which can be opened to the outside environment must where necessary be fitted with insect-proof screens which can be easily removed for cleaning.’

As such, if your business is involved in the production of food, you are required to have insect screens.

What is a Fly Screen?

A fly screen refers to a variety of screening materials that cover a window or door. They allow you to open the window or door, while still preventing the entry of insects, dirt, debris and leaves. A fly screen can be fitted to almost any type of window or door – even windows that are non standard shapes and sizes.

How do they Improve Hygiene?

Kitchens are not just kept clean through chemicals and cleaning products. These are means of fixing a problem, not preventing it from happening. While some mess being made is inevitable in a kitchen, you can prevent unnecessary mess from entering your kitchen initially.

Can I use Fly Screens in a Domestic Kitchen?

Fly screens are not a requirement in a domestic kitchen in the way that they are a commercial operation. However, they are still a popular option to improve domestic kitchen hygiene. If you live in an area where there are lots of insects – such as if you are near a river or wetland – then you might need fly screens to keep your kitchen hygienic. Alternatively, if you live in an area with a lot of birds or even bats, you might need a screen to help keep your kitchen clean.

What are my Fly Screen Options?

There are a number of potential options for fly screening in kitchens. Which of these will be right for you depends on a number of factors:

  • The shape of the window you are covering
  • The appearance of the window that you are covering
  • The location of the window that you are covering.

At Safety Screens, we are the market leading experts in supplying flyscreens for kitchens. We have the experience and skills to ensure that you can screen your windows, whatever your specific situation.

We can offer screening solutions either directly to your customers for them to install, or via our installation service. Our skilled technicians are ready to help you keep your kitchen clean and hygienic.

Our installation technicians represent your business Nationwide, in both unbranded uniforms & vans, even our documentation can be branded to your specification. This allows you to broaden your pest-control offering, without having to cover the Country yourself. We even cover the Scottish Highlands and Isles.

To learn more about our fly screens, and how you might organise one being fitted, get in touch today.