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article image Lid Lifta allows staff to dispose of waste and return to food handling without the risk of cross contamination from the bin.

Available now from Reflex Handling and Storage , the Lid Lifta allows staff to dispose of waste and return to food handling without the risk of cross contamination from the bin.

Hygiene and the handling of food are issues, which need vigilant attention. Whether it be a school canteen, the juice bar, a fancy restaurant or even the local butcher or seafood shop, cross contamination of pathogens from touching a rubbish bin and then handling food can have catastrophic effects.

Until the bin-lid opening device Lid Lifta came onto the Australian market in 1996 there were no other products available to withstand the everyday rigours of the industrial or commercial setting.

Lid Lifta is a stainless steel device permanently attached to a wheelie bin. The device has two distinct actions: it allows the bin to be either partially or full opened, then closed, without the operator ever having to touch the bin with any part of the body except the foot. And unlike many of its less industrial competitors, Lid Lifta can be used from the front or right or left sides of the bins.

The use of the Lid Lifta means valuable time is not taken up washing hands or changing gloves every time the bin is used. Lid Lifta eliminates the dangers associated with busy staff overlooking such basic hygiene actions by ensuring the staff never have to touch the lid of the bin with their hands during food handling, yet the bin lid remains closed in food preparation areas.

The Lid Lifta is an Australian invention which is revolutionising hygiene practices within food handling and preparation areas. Lid Lifta is also being used extensively in other industries such as child-care centres, hospitals, the armed forces, and throughout public places including parks and sporting events.

The unique spring action of the Lid Lifta provides downward pressure on the lid when closed thereby making the bin less susceptible to being invaded by vermin such as rats, birds, snakes and even cockroaches.

Lid Lifta is available with 80, 120, 140 and 240litre wheelie bins. 35 litre and 50 litre round bins and biohazard bins are also available with stainless steel lid-lifting devices attached.

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