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IWESCO implements HACCP system for safety hazards

IWESCO implements HACCP system for safety hazards
IWESCO implements HACCP system for safety hazards

IWESCO makes use of the HACCP system, which stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. This international system is used for reducing the risk of safety hazards in the industrial sector - particularly for food processing. It requires that we identify and control all potential hazards (biological, chemical or physical) in our line of work to ensure the safety of our employees and clients.

The HACCP system can provide customers, people and regulatory bodies the assurance that our safety processes are well-managed and maintained. This also helps our clients with their auditing processes and to comply with the highest international standards. However, our safety systems go beyond HACCP as our cleaning and sanitation services also adhere to international environmental management standards.

Implementing an HACCP system

To effectively implement an HACCP system, both prerequisite programmes and HACCP plans must be drawn out and facilitated. These include practices that are put in place at a facility to control environmental hazards and prevent any contamination of products, such as food and beverages.

The HACCP system guarantees a hygienic environment and safe manufacturing processes for employees at our clients’ facilities. IWESCO’s cleaning services are backed by our HACCP system, reducing the risk of product contamination and pest invasions. We have highly-trained staff and an acute awareness for safety and cleanliness, which makes us an ideal cleaning services and waste control provider.

Seven principles of HACCP

An effective HACCP system is based on seven core principles. These include:

  1. Conducting a hazard analysis - to identify where potential risks exist.

  2. Identifying critical control points - to see where controls can be applied to prevent or eliminate hazards.

  3. Establishing critical limits - to ensure the most effective control of the hazard.

  4. Establishing monitoring procedures - to ensure ongoing implementation of the system.

  5. Establishing corrective actions - to ensure the procedures are followed if a critical limit is not met.

  6. Establishing record-keeping procedures - to prove that critical limits have been met and that the system is working.

  7. Establishing verification procedures - to ensure the validation of the HACCP system and ensure the hygiene quality of the final product.

The HACCP system goes beyond just hazard and risk management. It also incorporates principles similar to those outlined in the ISO 9001 certification. It gives companies a competitive edge in the global marketplace while protecting consumers and employees from pathogens and illnesses related to pests and unhygienic factories. We can ensure the strictest international standards for cleanliness and hygiene when clients make use of our cleaning and waste control services.


IWESCO offers specialised cleaning and waste control services to industrial and commercial customers in South Africa. These services are aimed at minimising our customers’ impact on the environment. Our services also include pest control, garden maintenance, fogging and disinfecting. Our staff are highly trained to offer the most professional services. IWESCO is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.


We are a one-stop shop for all your contract cleaning and waste control needs and have a national footprint. Our head office is located in Tshwane but we can provide services to any industrial and commercial client in the major metropolitan areas around South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Mbombela and more.


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