Hygiene has always been a core focus for the hospitality industry, and in the post-COVID-19 world, this focus will be stronger than ever.

When you reopen to the public, customers will be more diligent and demand the highest standards of cleanliness. Implementing a more rigorous cleaning regime will be vital when hospitality businesses reopen but how do you prove you’re working to high hygiene levels?

ATP hygiene verification systems use bioluminescence technology to identify and measure adenosine triphosphate, commonly known as ATP. ATP is an energy molecule found in all plant, animal and microbial cells. It fuels metabolic processes. All organic matter (living or once-living) contains ATP, including food, bacteria, mould, and other microorganisms.

ATP measurement helps objectively determine if a surface has been cleaned properly, or if it requires a corrective action such as re-cleaning.

The user-friendly design and give fast, accurate results ATP systems produce mean you can monitor cleaning regimes and maintain that the highest levels of hygiene are being met throughout your business.

Any high touch area should be treated as an ATP test location including:

  • Doorknobs
  • Bedside tables
  • Headboard
  • Till points/Card readers/ATM Points
  • Self-service drink/food dispensers
  • Taps and sinks
  • Toilet seats and handles
  • HVAC system
  • Pools/Spas

3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring and Management System (left) and Hygiena Ensure Touch (right)

Through this proactive approach, you will be able to maintain high levels of cleanliness and ATP system data tracking software means you can quickly see any persistent problem areas.

ATP systems available through Gem Scientific include the 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring and Management System and Hygiena Ensure Touch.

We pride ourselves on being independent hygiene verification specialists and our team will be happy to talk you through the different options available to find the right system for you.

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