"The way to the HyMo box" - hygiene made easy!
The word HyMo stands for hygiene monitoring, i.e. a continuous check of the microbiological status. The HyMo-Box is an instrument that can be used to determine the surface germ content of sensitive surfaces. Samples are taken directly by the person placing the order. It concerns thereby hygenic self-controls.
The HyMo-Box is used to determine the low germ content after cleaning and disinfection measures on surfaces. The hygiene laboratory at Hohenstein Laboratories is accredited and has been carrying out environmental tests in laundries, private households and many other companies for more than 50 years.
The HyMo-Box is used to determine the low level of germs on surfaces after cleaning and disinfection measures.
The initial idea for the Hygiene Monitoring Box was born in 2019, even before the Covid 19 pandemic. The thinking began with the question: why are there no disinfectant dispensers for feet in indoor and outdoor swimming pools today?
In the 1980s and 90s, this option for disinfecting feet was available everywhere, but why not now? Has athlete's foot been eradicated? How can visitors be sure that the floors they walk on are free of fungal skin pathogens? How can they be sure that the floors have been properly disinfected? How is it possible to identify skin fungi on the floor in the showers of indoor swimming pools, for example? Laboratory detection works safely and easily. Surfaces can be sampled with a smear or swab, sent to a laboratory, and analyzed in detail there. For example, laboratory personnel can perform the sampling themselves at the facility. This procedure is mandatory for water testing, as the person taking the sample must have completed training in accordance with the Drinking Water Ordinance. But what about surface sampling? This can be carried out by non-trained laboratory technicians by means of a brief instruction in the form of a manual.
The idea was born! Through simple handling, understandable instructions and the necessary equipment, sampling can also be carried out by people who are not specially trained. And not only in indoor swimming pools. All companies with public traffic have to ensure a high level of hygiene. At contact surfaces, which are touched or used by different people, special measures for cleaning are necessary. With the HyMo-Box these efforts can be checked and verified. The examination is carried out in a professional laboratory, which then provides the examination result for the order. The report is easy to understand, and the hygienic condition of the establishment can be verified. Customers can give their own clientele the assurance of good operational hygiene. This creates trust. A certificate can be presented visibly to the clientele. The costs are clear and affordable.
With the results of the examinations, cleaning and disinfection plans can be revised, e.g. cleaning intervals can be shortened or extended.
Through the HeylNeomeris webshop, the HyMo box you are interested in can be ordered, and express shipping will promptly deliver everything needed for hygiene testing. Samples are taken according to simple step-by-step instructions. Following sample collection, the samples are also returned via an express service. The laboratory analyzes the samples and sends a report as well as a certificate on the self-checks in the company.
Target groups are tradesmen who have no prior knowledge of laboratory work. The HyMo-Box is designed for companies that have frequent customer contact and maintain or want to establish a hygiene management system. The test reports can also be presented to authorities if a functioning hygiene concept needs to be supported with laboratory test results. The advantage for users is the easy handling. The box contains everything that is important for the examination. The report is easy to understand. The results are color-coded, green means the value is ok, red means the number of germs is too high.
The illustration shows examples of areas where there are contact surfaces that require special hygiene measures. In the categories, the HyMo-Box can be a suitable means of recording the microbiological status of surfaces.