Deutsches Hygienezertifikat

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to worry about not fulfilling the requirements for the certification?
Will the public health services be notified should the lab tests prove pathogens in my facilities?
Does the certification cover me for the next years?
Will the local authorities inspect my business in spite of the certification?
Are generic hygiene plans sufficient?
I was never informed about the necessity of having a facility hygiene plan!
My facilities have never been inspected before!
During the last inspection I was not required to produce the facility hygiene plan nor was the certification and maintenance of my sterilization equipment an issue!
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Do I have to worry about not fulfilling the requirements for the certification?

We will help you meet and implement all the necessary requirements. This usually can be achieved at low cost; when using the right product and its correct concentration for cleaning and disinfection money could even be saved. Should deficits be assessed you will be awarded with our certificate as soon as these have been improved.

Will the public health services be notified should the lab tests prove pathogens in my facilities?

We will inform you immediately should the lab results show positive results for any worrisome germs and help you eliminate the hotspots. You will be required to show better hygienic conditions achieved by following specific work instructions, however. The health authorities will be notified should a reportable pathogen be detected, appropriate steps to be taken by any business.

 

Does the certification cover me for the next years?

No, the certificate is only valid for one year. After that the facility hygiene plan must be reviewed and your staff needs to be instructed annually as legally required. The recertification is optional and will cost less than the original certification.

 

Will the local authorities inspect my business in spite of the certification?

The authorities are permitted to audit you in addition to our certification. With our help your business is well prepared and come next official inspection you can be perfectly relaxed.

Are generic hygiene plan sufficient?

Unfortunately there are forms available that include predetermined cleaning products and disinfectants. For the most part these are disinfection rather than hygiene plans. They become invalid if you do not comply with exactly the products prescribed. Compiling a hygiene plan specifically for your facilities is essential.

I was never informed about the necessity of having a facility hygiene plan!

As the saying goes: Ignorance is no excuse. Unfortunately the subject hygiene is often neglected even in vocational schools.


My facilities have never been inspected before!

Whether your business has been inspected or not the requirements are legally binding.

 

During the last inspection I was not required to produce the facility hygiene plan nor was the certification and maintenance of my sterilization equipment an issue!

Referring to the last inspection will not release you from liability and you may be required to produce these documents during the next inspection.

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