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#1 Compliance Guy

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hi,

 

I have been asked to carry out a risk assessment in accordance with BRC v5 standards to provide relaxation on office staff (including production manager) overalls/overcoats on the shop floor.

 

UK has seen constant rounds of heatwave and being a plastic manufacturing it doesn't help on our shop floor.

 

Wondering if someone would be kind enough to shed some light on the consequence of not wearing protective clothing but just the high-vis vest on top of their own clothing whilst out and about on the factory floor? 

 

how would one go about creating a risk assessment? what would be the format? how to verify if its acceptable by the BRC?

 

PS: we do have to wear hairnet and beard snood though

 

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 01:35 PM

What are the current requirements for non-office and non-management in this area?


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:02 PM

What are the current requirements for non-office and non-management in this area?

 

Non-office and non-management wears company issued clothing laundered internally, 



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:39 AM

Suppose it depends on what the office staff are doing in the production areas. Very difficult to manage some wearing overalls and some not. Also unfair on production workers who have to wear overalls. Do the office staff eat and drink at their desks? Clothes could easily get contaminated and transferred to production areas.  



#5 Scampi

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:09 PM

It's a very slippery slope once you've made exceptions

 

I would stay the course and tell them they must were the required clothing when on the floor

 

It may be simpler to just to the RA to remove the clothing requirement altogether

 

do employees have to lean on/over equipment, could you provide clean street clothes instead of adding layers?  Since your laundering anyway, maybe just change to pants/shirts?






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