Tips for downtime

Preserving your equipment

Following the global outbreak of COVID-19 there are many challenges that face a business in these uncertain times. Decommissioning your Foster refrigeration equipment properly means that it will be ready for you to use when your doors are open again.

If your refrigeration equipment is to be switched off for extended period (beyond 2 days) then please follow the below Foster guidelines to ensure safe decommission of your refrigeration equipment.

CAUTION: Before carrying out any cleaning or maintenance operations, unplug the equipment from the electrical supply

Decommissioning your refrigerator

Decommissioning guideline

  1. Remove any remaining product and dispose or reallocate as appropriate.
  2. Isolate from electrical supply and remove plug from socket
  3. Clean internal surfaces with sanitiser solution (D10)
  4. Ensure that any sanitiser is subsequently washed off with clean fresh water
  5. Dry down interior as much as practically possible
  6. Leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate within the interior – tea towel or similar can be used to maintain air gap

Decommissioning your freezer

Decommissioning guideline

  1. Remove any remaining product and  dispose as appropriate.
  2. Isolate from electrical supply
  3. Open the door to defrost and allow to return to room temperature, approx. 1 hour.
  4. Clean internal surfaces with sanitiser solution (D10)
  5. Ensure that any sanitiser is subsequently washed off with clean fresh water
  6. Dry down interior as much as practically possible
  7. Leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate within the interior – tea towel or similar can be used to maintain air gap

For further advice and support, contact our team.