Oates® has allocated a number of symbols to help identify prominent attributes and professional endorsements of selected products. These include: Colour Coding, Antibacterial Properties, Designed in Australia and HACCP Certification. Look out for these symbols throughout this website to assist in making quick, yet informed purchase decisions to ensure the products suit the intended application and consumer needs.
This symbol represents any colour-coded Oates® products. These products are designed to help reduce the risk of cross contamination between different work areas. Oates® is committed to developing products that promote workplace safety and cleanliness. As a part of this goal, Oates® offer a complete colour coded product range that helps reduce the risk of cross contamination between different working areas. Colour coding products help ensure the right product is used to clean specific areas to minimise the risk of bacteria transfer between cleaning zones and help improve hygiene levels. Oates® offers an extensive colour coded range of products across many categories including mops, buckets, brooms, small brushware, cloths, wipes, handles and accessories.
This symbol represents any Oates® products with antibacterial treatment. These antibacterial properties help to inhibit the growth of germs and odours in the product, enabling it to stay fresher longer. Many of the antibacterial products in the Oates® range are treated with Ultra-Fresh™ Antimicrobial Protection. Ultra-Fresh is a registered trademark of Thompson Research Associates Inc.
This symbol represents any Oates® products, which were designed in Australia.
After rigorous internal testing by Oates®, many products in the range are also submitted to a third party for assessment and endorsement of material safety, accuracy and appropriateness of use within a food related environment. This is issued by an independent organisation of food safety experts, called HACCP.
HACCP Australia Food Safety Certification provides a recognised endorsement that is an assurance to the industry and provides a guarantee to consumers of a product’s suitability for use within a food related environment. Oates® HACCP approved products have been tested and certified to deliver the following attributes:
- Well designed with ‘food-safe’ characteristicsv
- Non-toxic (or appropriate levels of toxicity)
- Easy to clean (or appropriate for use)
- Likely to reduce the risk of any form of contamination
- Designed for a low consequence of error in use