Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

When to hang up hoses?

Hoses

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 jportz

jportz

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 83 posts
  • 3 thanks
3
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:33 PM

We use hoses constantly throughout the production day for rinsing off barrels and equipment.  Each of our lines have hoses by them with hangers but, we are constantly having issues of them not being hung up when they are not using them.  When employees are confronted with the hose not being hung up they say they are using it but, they are not using it at the time.  The production Supervisor also says they are going to use it, even though they are not using it at the time it is observed. It is my understanding if the hose isn't being used at the time, they must be hung up between uses.  Can anyone tell me if this is correct or can they leave them out when using them constantly through out production?


  • 0

#2 BrummyJim

BrummyJim

    Grade - SIFSQN

  • IFSQN Senior
  • 290 posts
  • 100 thanks
22
Excellent

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South West
  • Interests:Motorbike gone now. Only the dog to walk!

Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

If they're not actively being used, they should be hung up. Have you considered the self-retracting systems. I've used them in the past and they're quite effective. Saves all the discussion!


  • 0

Thanked by 1 Member:

#3 qualityfishgirl11

qualityfishgirl11

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 33 posts
  • 1 thanks
1
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada

Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:04 PM

yes, they should be hung up. We have challenges with it too. In Canada, the CFIA will write a non conformance for that, although the issue tends to be only if the hose nozzle is touching the ground. BrummyJim has a good idea, we are looking into retractables also.


  • 0

#4 jportz

jportz

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 83 posts
  • 3 thanks
3
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:31 PM

What do they consider actively?  If you are using it and hang the nozzle on the holder and are going to use it in 5 minutes, is that considered actively?


  • 0

#5 FurFarmandFork

FurFarmandFork

    QA Manager/FS Blogger

  • IFSQN Senior
  • 488 posts
  • 234 thanks
35
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA

Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

What do they consider actively?  If you are using it and hang the nozzle on the holder and are going to use it in 5 minutes, is that considered actively?

If you can stand there with an auditor for 5 minutes and they see you use it again or at least stay in the area, then it would be active :). Often what happens is that the auditor will hang out and see it unused for 10-15 minutes or watch the operator leave the area and go "yeah, right".

 

If you've got the nozzle off the floor though that's pretty good coverage already. If your practices can be proven safe, show it with a risk assessment.


  • 0

For discussions related to food safety, production, and agriculture. Check out my blog at http://furfarmandfork.com/.

 


#6 Sandima

Sandima

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 49 posts
  • 12 thanks
6
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Female

Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:27 PM

Retractable hoses are great, but our company recently had an employee injured when one fell off the wall so be sure to have systems in place to make sure they remain securly fastened.


  • 0





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Hoses

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users