Ensuring Hygiene Compliance in South African Industries

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The importance of hygiene compliance

Welcome to our blog, where we delve into the critical aspects of hygiene compliance across various industries in South Africa. Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and adhering to regulations isn’t just about meeting legal requirements; it’s about safeguarding the health and well-being of employees, customers, and the broader community. At Bidvest Steiner, we take pride in being at the forefront of hygiene solutions, offering businesses reliable services and top-notch equipment to ensure compliance and enhance cleanliness across the board.


Corporate Sector:

In the corporate world, maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is paramount for productivity and employee satisfaction. The Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 (Act 85 of 1993) sets out guidelines for ensuring workplace safety and hygiene. This includes provisions for regular cleaning, proper waste disposal, and adequate sanitation facilities. At Bidvest Steiner, we provide comprehensive solutions tailored to the corporate sector, including restroom deep cleaning services and high-quality cleaning consumables to keep your workspace pristine.


Food Production:

Hygiene compliance is non-negotiable in the food production industry to prevent contamination and ensure consumer safety. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) outlines specific regulations, such as SANS 10049:2011, which covers hygiene requirements for the food industry. Our specialized hygiene equipment, coupled with expert pest control services, helps food production facilities meet and exceed these standards, safeguarding the integrity of their products and reputation.



Mining operations present unique hygiene challenges due to the harsh working conditions and potential exposure to hazardous substances. The Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) mandates employers to provide a safe working environment, including proper sanitation facilities and hygiene protocols. Bidvest Steiner offers tailored solutions for the mining industry, from comprehensive restroom hygiene services to industrial cleaning equipment rentals, ensuring compliance and promoting worker well-being.



Hygiene is a cornerstone of the hospitality industry, where reputation and guest satisfaction are paramount. Legislation such as the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa’s minimum requirements for hygiene in accommodation establishments sets the standard for cleanliness. Bidvest Steiner understands the unique needs of hospitality businesses and provides specialized services, including bathroom deep cleaning and odour control solutions, to maintain impeccable standards and enhance guest experiences.


General Manufacturing:

In the manufacturing sector, hygiene compliance is essential for product quality and employee health. The South African National Standard (SANS) 1820:2011 specifies hygiene requirements for manufacturing premises, covering aspects such as cleanliness, waste management, and pest control. Bidvest Steiner offers a range of hygiene solutions for manufacturers, including industrial cleaning equipment rentals and tailored pest management programs, to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and promote a safe working environment.



Maintaining hygiene compliance across diverse industries in South Africa is not just a legal obligation but a commitment to safeguarding health and enhancing operational efficiency. At Bidvest Steiner, we are dedicated to supporting businesses in their hygiene endeavours, offering a comprehensive range of services and equipment to meet their specific needs. From pest control to restroom deep cleaning and cleaning consumables, we have the expertise and resources to help businesses achieve and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner with you to ensure hygiene compliance and elevate your business’s reputation.

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