Colour Coding Guide


A basic introduction to colour coding in the workplace

What is Colour Coding?

Colour coding assigns specific colours to cleaning equipment which is used in certain areas of a business or in manufacturing. Colour coding helps ensure greater production safety and more effectively separate processes thus minimising the risk of cross contamination. Colour coding aids HACCP and GMP compliance.

Advantages of Colour Coding

Minimise the risk of your products becoming contaminated with bacteria

Enforces compliance with higher cleaning standards

Improves day-to-day cleaning with greater attention paid to hygiene

Reduce cross contamination

Equipment is replaced less often reducing cleaning costs

Temperature and chemical resistant tools last longer

Colour Coding Guide


HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point which is a system designed to ensure the correct analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the food production chain