In The Press: Banham Poultry


The Poultry Network

Banham Poultry reopens after Covid-19 outbreak closure. Hundreds of staff were asked to self-isolate and, by the end of the month, Banham Poultry voluntarily closed the area of the factory where these employees worked.

MYDIS is working with Banham Poultry to ensure its Norfolk-based premises are Covid-19-secure after a coronavirus outbreak prompted the business to close its chicken factories at the end of August.

Banham has installed five MYDIS Portals at the entrances to its factories and offices. These walk-in booths are equipped with artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to identify employees and check their body temperatures. Users walk through the booth and their outer layers are covered in a fine mist of vaporised disinfectant before they enter the building. Banham also uses MYDIS’s fogging machines, portable hand-held machines that spray a fine mist of disinfectant.

“The Covid-19 security of our site is not negotiable to us, so we’ve worked with MYDIS to implement a range of best in-class measures. Many of these measures, including MYDIS’s walk-in sanitising booths, will be permanent fixtures." Blaine van Rensburg, managing director of Banham Poultry, said.

Health inspectors have said our response is innovative, so we’re really proud of our collaboration with MYDIS to implement these solutions to help stop the spread of the virus in a workplace setting.

Banham Poultry sets the tone for what a Covid-19 secure site should look like as we continue to battle the pandemic. Banham accounts for 7% of the UK’s chicken processing and remained operational during lockdown. We're proud to have been able to help ensure their facilities are Covid-secure so they can continue their amazing work.

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