What's everyone's opinion on the use of cardboard in a food production room?
We have recently invested in a load of plastic pallets to place our vac-packed prep on rather than the old wooden ones. This was firstly to prevent wood splinters and secondly for hygiene reasons (ease of cleaning). Our prep team have voiced concerns that they are slippery to stand on, at which point I told them they weren't to stand on the anyway due to bringing filth from the floor to the pallet but they sound as if they're going to go ahead and completely ignore this. I have been thinking about putting cardboard layers down on the pallets to enable safer standing but want to know everyone's thoughts on this. We aren't working towards a 3rd party certification that states 'no cardboard' and the stuff is fairly absorbent so would dry anything that transfers onto it quickly. Plus our prep is packed into cardboard boxes once picked form storage anyway.
Anyone think I should loosen the policy on the pallets by using cardboard covers?