I’m efficient, I’m safe … what am I?

May 2020

I’m a simple and inexpensive way of supporting your organisational initiatives and enhancing your quality management and food safety. I’m Fibreclean® Shadow Boards from Hygiene Technologies.

The implementation of lean manufacturing and similar workplace organisation methods has become quite commonplace throughout the food processing industry – and for good reason. The lean approach has proven itself invaluable in terms of increasing efficiency, productivity and employee morale. Lean thinking offers a fundamental shift away from traditional manufacturing towards a more systematic approach, focused on removing or minimising non-value work activity (or ‘waste’).

One simple and inexpensive way of supporting your organisational initiatives and avoiding ‘waste’ is Fibreclean® Shadow Boards from Hygiene Technologies.


A place for everything and everything in its place

Fibreclean® Shadow Boards can help your operation to:

avoid wasted time – by eliminating unnecessary searching for tools. Having a specified space for each item means employees can find them directly

avoid wasted motion – by locating near workers or machines. Proper tool organisation has the greatest effect on wasted motion – which leads to wasted time

avoid wasted space – organising the most used tools and equipment efficiently enables space to be utilised more effectively for expansion or higher profits

avoid wasted production time – the visual nature of shadow boards clearly shows when an item is missing or needs replacing and helps prevent production slow down or stoppages.


A tailored hygiene solution

Fibreclean® Shadow Boards are also the answer to your food safety audit non-conformities.

Did you know that in a 2015 analysis of audit data from over 17,000 food production sites globally*, some of the most frequent non-conformities involved incorrect storage and colour coding of cleaning tools?

Hygiene Technologies first introduced colour-coded hygiene grade tools to the New Zealand food processing market in 2002, and now we lead the way with high quality shadow boards to further enhance your factory’s hygiene and efficiencies.

Fibreclean Shadow Boards are completely customisable. The size and orientation of the board, the colours of the background and shadows, your logo and messaging, the utensils and tools you hang on them, and even where on the board they hang, is completely up to you. We’re happy to work with your engineers for special requests to make a shadow board that’s perfect for your requirements.

Plus because they’re made from a board with zero moisture absorption, then coated in an anti-scuff laminate, Fibreclean Shadow Boards are extremely durable and easy to clean.


If you’d like to know more about how Fibreclean Shadow Boards can enhance your workplace efficiency and make audit non-conformities a thing of the past, download the brochure here.

Or to book an online meeting with one of our expert team, call us now on 0800 732 525 or send us an email.

* BRC Food Safety Global View 2015