Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
To learn more about what is being done to tackle the issues related to hygiene within the hospitality sector, HN talked to companies that are helping to keep the world as healthy a place as possible
|CLEAN AS A WHISTLE|
Boecker® Public Health is the Middle East’s largest public health company and a globally acclaimed environmental health service enterprise that is continuously raising the bar for the hospitality and F&B industries. With over two decades of experience, Boecker® has grown into a global player, cultivating strong strategic partnerships with the world’s most renowned research and excellence centers, and a leading producer of high quality products and systems. With a satisfied client list of over 15,000 hotels and establishments throughout the Middle East and the GCC region, it is the world’s first company to be assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), UK, for providing world-class Public Health services in both the commercial and residential sectors.
Bana Kobrosly, Lebanon Country Manager at Boecker®, talks to HN about the company’s most recent offerings. “We are constantly adding new products and introducing new services to fully accommodate the thriving hospitality industry. For instance, our Infection Control Plan™ (ICP™) tackles the health risks commonly found in hotel rooms, gyms, spas, restaurants and playgrounds, all of which are considered high-risk areas. It is an on-site service that safely and effectively eliminates all microorganisms and provides a sanitized and protected environment,” said Kobrosly.
Introducing a new powerful disinfectant from Boecker®, Kobrosly added, “Microbecs™ molecule is a new patented technology with many unique properties that enable it to act against all types of microorganisms as of at least 30 seconds. Microbecs™ is available in different ranges that cater to different environments. It disinfects surfaces and items present in various sectors, including restaurants, schools, clinics, dispensaries and many others.”
MEASURED AND MANAGED
| we acknowledge the importance of quantifiable outcomes and trends as ‘What is not Measured is not Managed’,” Rizkallah says.|
The consultancy’s data analysis technology highlights weaknesses and strengths in any company and provides appropriate data-tailored actions. Furthermore, in May 2017, GWR launched SafeSpa™ SafeSalon™, a new quality assurance program and certification for spas, hair and beauty-care outlets in Lebanon. It offers high levels of protection designed to protect human life and preserve health. This unique program was accredited in February 2016 by the awarding body Highfield and received attention from regional agencies and municipalities. The program is fast gaining momentum, to the satisfaction of Rizkallah who is a firm believer in the advantages it offers. “The institutions we work with are predominantly in the hospitality, banking, automotive and retail sectors,” he continues. “The multidisciplinary, cross-sector services we offer provide clients with objective, quantifiable data analytics on staff performance, customer experience and food safety key performance indicators, rendering our consultancy unique for accurate monitoring and fast intervention. Thanks to our methodology, many of our clients have grown their businesses and earned national awards.”
THE INTERNET OF CLEAN
and operations through sensor-generated data, allowing complete insight into, dosing, compliance and machine performance. The IntelliDish, a smarter way of dish-washing, measures every drop of dish-washing efficiency.The IntelliTrail is a dashboard that shows what a facility’s machines are doing and how these could be put to better use. IntelliCare, is the first hybrid touch-less dispenser that shifts from automatic to manual mode to deliver an un-interrupted, hand hygiene experience across a number of facilities.
AT THE MICRO LEVEL