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Posted 12 April 2005 - 07:40 AM

Hello

I am trying to seek clarification as to whether you are able to wear a watch in production areas if you area Category A. I can see that for category B it is not allowed but in section 7.6.1 is it saying wristwatches can be worn if they are appropriately controlled to minimise risk of contamination?

If so how do you put these control measures in place other than physically counting each watch in and each watch out at the end of each shift.
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:01 AM

Louise.

The reccomendations of good practice in section 7.6 states that:
where practicable the wearing of wristwatches should be discouraged throughout


Employees in Cat B certified sites and food processors manage perfectly well without watches and I would suggest that it is entirely practicable for all Cat A sites to do so as well. As well as removing the need to control a potential source of contamination, it does no harm in demonstrating your commitment to auditors and customers. IMO this is one of those situautions where the best practice is so simple to implement that it is not worth trying to control a less robust practice.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for your comments Martin.

I am struggling to get this through to a stubbon headed member of staff and your reply is perfect to throw back at them. :bop:

It seems the easy part is understanding the policy, the harder part is getting staff to believe what you are telling them!! :cm:



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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:18 PM

Hello Louise, I agree with Martin he is spot on with his reply.

If anyone has an ‘appropriate control system' for wristwatches that stops short of banning them please tell us about it.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:01 AM

Put up some wall clocks so that if the staff need to know the time then they do not need wristwatches. They then should have no arguements (except maybe - what happens if we run a forktuck into that wall clock?)



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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:34 AM

Thanks Yorkshire,

I have got a number of clocks on order and will be placing them all over the factory hopefully in places where the FLT can't cause a brittle plastic incident.

Whatever problems the staff are trying to put in front of me, I'm throwing it back at them. At the moment I'm 3-0 up! :spoton:

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 09:07 PM

Hello

I am trying to seek clarification as to whether you are able to wear a watch in production areas if you area Category A.  I can see that for category B it is not allowed but in section 7.6.1 is it saying wristwatches can be worn if they are appropriately controlled to minimise risk of contamination?

If so how do you put these control measures in place other than physically counting each watch in and each watch out at the end of each shift.
:helpplease:

All certification bodies should be aware that the text of 7.6.1 is currently under discussion by the TAC as it is wrong. The probability will be that watches can be worn for category A as in the first edition of October 2001.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:25 AM

Interesting - thanks Brian.

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