How Your Budget Could Benefit from Contract Sanitation

Regardless of the type of food processing business, there’s one common denominator: Every manager wants to be both profitable and successful. That means spending wisely on all aspects of the operation – including sanitation.

At first glance, sanitation costs may appear to be limited to paying employees and buying chemicals. But, when you dig deeper, there’s more to understand about the true cost of sanitation.

Some commonly overlooked costs of sanitation can be taken off your shoulders by using a contract sanitation service. Here are the top three ways contract sanitation may ease your budget burden:

  1. Risk Management: The food processing industry is full of risk, between worker safety concerns, food safety risk and equipment damage potential. The cost of an accident can be life-changing and business-ending. One serious accident during a sanitation shift can result in loss settlements, insurance premiums, fines and medical expenses that may continue in perpetuity depending on the severity of the accident. In addition to employee accidents, sanitation is often the cause of equipment damage that can eat up dollars, too. PSSI manages against risk by taking ownership of sanitation safety, worker’s compensation and paying for any equipment damaged during sanitation.
  2. Reduced Downtime: Downtime is costly in food production. If the sanitation process is delayed, your production staff and equipment can’t start up on schedule. A professionally trained sanitation crew can dramatically reduce or eliminate downtime. In fact, PSSI is so confident in its ability to turn the production line over on time that it pays for idled labor in case of a sanitation caused delay. But even more important is the productivity you gain when a fully loaded sanitation program keeps downtime to a minimum.
  3. Fixed Cost Planning: One of the most frustrating parts about managing a sanitation program is managing overtime costs and planning for chemicals and supplies. The cost can fluctuate significantly from month to month, making it hard to budget for. When a contract sanitation company manages the labor, chemicals, tools and equipment, the sanitation budget is converted from a variable to a fixed cost. PSSI flattens the cost across months, making expenses predictable to allow budgeting for strategic initiatives.

Here’s the true bottom line when you work with PSSI: Sanitation becomes on-time and on-budget, so you can spend more time focusing on what you do best – creating efficiencies in the production process.