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Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:19 AM

Hello everyone.

I have just given a presentation to all staff at my company regarding what the BRC/IOP standard is all about and how it will affect them. We are looking to gain Cat A certification and a couple of queries were raised which I hope someone can help me with. :dunno:

1 A small minority of our production staff have wedding bands which contain a stone. They are adamant they will not remove a wedding ring. Could a blue metal detectable plaster be placed around the ring to contain the risk of contamination? Or as it is only a small number of rings could they be controlled in some way?

2 With eyebrow hoops, would it be acceptable to cover it with a blue metal detectable plaster?


Anyones comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Louise :uhm:



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Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:15 PM

As we only just discussed this on the telephone you know I don't know for sure, but I think I know a man who does. Hopefully I will be able to post a definitive answer soon.

My guess is that a stoned ring is not acceptable but when covered with a blue plaster it is, this would have to be controlled - we'll see. :uhm:

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

Hello everyone.

I have just given a presentation to all staff at my company regarding what the BRC/IOP standard is all about and how it will affect them.  We are looking to gain Cat A certification and a couple of queries were raised which I hope someone can help me with.   :dunno:

1 A small minority of our production staff have wedding bands which contain a stone.  They are adamant they will not remove a wedding ring.  Could a blue metal detectable plaster be placed around the ring to contain the risk of contamination?  Or as it is only a small number of rings could they be controlled in some way?

2 With eyebrow hoops, would it be acceptable to cover it with a blue metal detectable plaster?
Anyones comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Louise   :uhm:


Hi Louise and all
1. The standard is equally adamant. In Packaging - no stones, in Food only plain wedding ring or wrist band. Unless there are religious, medical or ethical reasons but even then the jewellery must be one-piece which eliminates the stone.
Putting a blue plaster on doubles the risk of contamination of product if the plaster falls off.
If it is NOT POSSIBLE to remove the ring because of swollen fingers or arthritis I might consider a request to wear suitable gloves.
2. Eyebrow hoops are not permitted.
All my clients find it possible to persuade their employees not to wear stoned rings.
If I audit certain companies who have very strict safety policies I am required to take off my wedding ring as well as the tie I must wear as a properly dressed evaluator.
Sorry Louise
Brian Fowler

Ps dare I suggest that the spouse of your employee buy a plain ring next time. Just joking
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:28 AM

There you go Louise the definitive answer straight from the horses' mouth.

Thanks Brian, :thumbup:

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:24 AM

Thanks Brian & Simon

You have both been a great help in clearing up this query.

Now I can go and deliver the verdict to the masses!

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Louise :spoton:



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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:42 PM

If it wasn't for the people it'd be all so easy, but perhaps a little boring.

Let us know how you get on Louise. :bye:

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:41 PM

I just posted a paragraph about germs and now you tell me I can't wear my watch or rings. Aw come on you got to be kidding me. :helpplease:

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