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#1 brc

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 01:02 PM

Good Day to you all,

This is really a great forum, we did find some relevant information witch we can surly use. Keep up the good work! :spoton:

But as always we do have some questions,

We are working to get a BRC certification; on this moment we are expending the production building. Right now it is easy to chance the layout of the factory.

If you are building a new or redesign your warehouse, what is an acceptable distance between the walls and the scaffolding for material storage?

Someone nows the answer?

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Robert & Jaap



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Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:59 PM

Gents,

If my memory serves me right I think that the standard states that items should be stored around 0.5m from the walls. However we are currently certified to the BRC/IoP standard, and we managed to get around this via our weekly cleaning schedules, in this we state that once a week all pallets that are stored against the wall should be done so for as mittle time as possible, and that where pallets are remaining against walls for an elongated period, i.e. more than a week, all pallets need to be removed and the areas behind cleaned and checked for any evidence of rodent activity.

I hope this helps, althoughi'm sure one of the other guys here may be able to advise you better.

Good Luck,

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 09:58 PM

Hello BRC, welcome to the forums. :bye:

I cannot seem to find anything in the standard to confirm a precise gap, (help john :helpplease:), but anyway the 0.5m John gave you is a decent enough gap. The purpose of the gap is to maintain an unobstructed channel around the internal perimeter of the building to facilitate cleaning and allow inspection of rodent baits and insect monitors.

In factories where space is limited and you don't have the opportunity to redesign the layout you have to do a work around like John has done. A cheap an easy tip; in a storage area if the pallet racking must go right up against walls then angle bar can be bolted to the floor, this will prevent pallets from being pushed up against the wall maintaining the gap whilst at the same time protecting the walls and palletised goods from damage. :thumbup:

Hope this helps, thanks for your input John. :clap:

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:58 AM

In factories where space is limited and you don’t have the opportunity to redesign the layout you have to do a work around like John has done.

Hi BRC,

Relatively, I agree with Simon where it is not possible to have the desired design due to constraints however, IMO it is ideal and has worked for me to use the American recommended ruling with an 18-inch parameter painted in white or yellow paint serving as a boundary marker as well as a significant part of pest control and cleaning strategies.

However, discretion should apply when space constraints become evident

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:03 AM

IMO it is ideal and has worked for me to use the American recommended ruling with an 18-inch parameter painted in white or yellow paint serving as a boundary marker as well as a significant part of pest control and cleaning strategies.

0.5 meters = 19.6850394 inches

What's 1 1/2 inches between firends? :lol2:

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:10 AM

What's 1 1/2 inches between firends?  :lol2:

Simon,
You got me there mate! Not one for being great in mathematics, I must say, there is no problem at all. Between friends, I am sure we can work this 1 1/2 inches out.
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 08:01 AM

Guys,

Thanks for the advice! :thumbup:

We are going to store our items 19.6850394 inches :spoton: from the walls.

Regards,

Robert & Jaap






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