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rosie

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:37 PM

On my house keeping audit today I noticed sweet wrappers outside on the steps up from our car park. Now our current hygiene policy is that eating is only permitted in the canteen.
BRC auditors have taken us up on this before but a complete ban is almost impossible to enforce.
Do we allow sweet eating outside and just provide bins or is it normal to have a bIanket ban?



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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:26 AM

Dear Rosie,

BRC auditors have taken us up on this before


Do you mean that a display of these wrappers is a frequent occurrence ? That is indeed annoying and should be avoidable (somehow).

My guess is internal sabotage, someone is acting as a distributor to generate a little pocket-money. I wonder what they do with the chewing-gum (or toffees) before entering the restrictd area ? One problem is that a perceived inability to control may encourage other more profitable activities.

Do you hv camera surveillance ? Ever recorded an actual dropping ?

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:32 AM

Do you have at least one bin outside? For them to use it? That might solve the problem. In our factory, we have just one bin outside the factory for them to put the rubbish. It might help?

Sometimes, some on the associates do this on purpose to annoy. So, think over it because you know how things are at your factory.

Please keep us informed of the outcome and the solution.



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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:42 AM

You have several options here:

(a) sack all of your staff and find new ones that don't eat sweets - not realistic but worth a mention
(b) ignore the problem and hope it goes away - not very likely
© pick up the sweet wrappers yourself and get rid of them - you probably won't have the time or inclination to do this
(d) set up a rota system where staff members have to go outside and clean up under supervision - this will annoy the staff and they will put pressure on the offenders to stop

I hope these suggestions, even if somewhat tongue in cheek, are helpful!

Paul



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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:16 AM

what about those pesky lorry drivers from the third party haulier? even more uncontrollable.

Thanks for all the comments - I think we have to accept it happens - although the chewing gum on the tarmac is pretty disgusting but I think it will be impossible to ban chewing gum outside.

Rosie



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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:40 PM

what about those pesky lorry drivers from the third party haulier? even more uncontrollable.

Thanks for all the comments - I think we have to accept it happens - although the chewing gum on the tarmac is pretty disgusting but I think it will be impossible to ban chewing gum outside.

Rosie



If you have a policy that says no sweet eating / chewing gum you either have to enforce the policy or change it! if the culprits are lorry drivers then you need to inform the hauliers that this is your policy and that anyone found in breach of it will be asked to leave site and will not be allowed back on it! And you have to enforce it. It's no different to having a hand washing policy or jewellry policy. they too have to be enforced you can't ignore it because it may make you unpopular.

The other thing is to do a black bag audit, and to ensure all of the managers / supervisors are involved. They'll soon get fed up of picking up pieces of sweet wrappers that they'll enforce the policy for you.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:18 AM

I believe that eating anything outside having a quiet risk as we are not aware that what is being inside it and what we are eating as it is not packed. As packaging make everything of pure quality. So be aware before having anything outside.



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Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

Dear BBrandDesign,

Interesting comment.

I deduce you believe yr own production is unsafe to eat. Very honest. :thumbup:

Rgds / Charles.C


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