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Swarf Mat Requirements for Maintenance/Engineering Shops?

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#1 jorgeoaleman


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

Are swarf mats required at all Maintenance/Engineering Shops' exits to facility or only when the exits are adjacent to production areas? Are there any acceptable alternatives to swarf mats?


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

This is only my opinion, but I prefer to see swarf mats at the exit of all engineering sections on food production sites. It clears any change of ambiguity and gives a reassurance to both visitors and auditors.
I have known some auditors to request them, and others to not, so it seems to be just opinion.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

It's good practice and like Charles I have experienced auditors who want it and others who do not. At the end of the day it is a low cost improvement. If you don't want swarf mats at entrances/exits to engineering shops you can at least put them at places in the shop where swarf is generated such as pillar drill and lathe. Modern swarf mats often have anti fatigue properties, so that will help to keep the hard working engineers fighting fit.


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