Meet Health & Safety Regulations By Installing MicroLouvre™
MicroLouvre™ fabric has up to 700 paper thin micro blades in every metre, this is as fine as 2 human hairs; making MicroLouvre™ an excellent repellent barrier for pests such as:
- Flies (as small as fruit flies)
- Rats and Mice
Traditional insect screens are typically made of woven plastic, plastic coated polyester or fibreglass textiles but MicroLouvre™ metal fabric, woven from special long lasting bronze alloys protected by an electrostatic powder coating, tested to exceed the requirements of ISO 9227, ISO 6270 & ASTM G154 QUVB 313B bulb tests, for a durable, light absorbing black finish as standard, but are available in a wide range of colours to suit any application.
Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 (extract)
Chapter 1 section 2 c of the above regulations (legal requirements) states that individuals “must take all reasonable precautions to prevent food pests, namely rats, mice, cockroaches, and flying insects gaining entry into food storage and preparation areas”.
This is to prevent the contamination of foodstuffs. Chapter 11 section 1 d of the above regulations (Legal Requirements) states that “windows and other openings which can be opened to the outside environment must where necessary be fitted with insect proof screens.”
It also states that windows must be screened if:
- They open directly into food preparation areas
- They are opened for ventilation during food preparation
- Screening is necessary to prevent a risk of infestation and/or contamination