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#1 Simon

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

If a hygiene policy had a general statement that said:

Before entering the factory all personnel, visitors and contractors must wash their hands using the antibacterial hand wash at the hand wash basins.  Hand washing must also be carried out after visiting the toilet, after breaks and after smoking.
 
and additonally.
 
Hands must be washed after any task where the hands become soiled or contaminated.
 
Then an obedient and dutiful engineer would wash their hands every two minutes after every single task.
 
So you could change the statement to say.

 

Hands must also be washed before handling product if they have become soiled or contaminated.

 

Do you think that would help the engineers to not get sore hands caused by all of the washing?

 

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

Depends on how much they smoke...or go to the rest room...

Seriously, the issue isn't just product, but product handling surfaces, also.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:34 PM

Yes Setanta thanks, I forgot. :spoton:

 

If the hands become soiled or contaminated they must be washed before touching product contact surfaces or handling product.

 

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Hello Simon,

I think it is depended upon the situation.

If the engineer is working while the production is running, the engineer should wash their hands every single tasks to avoid accidentally touch the product or product contact surface.

If the engineer is working while no production run (non-production time) and the machine that the engineer is working is subjected to be clean and hygiene inspection before resuming the operation, soiled hands can be washed after the whole tasks.

I think your original quote statement (before change) is intended to apply for the first situation (engineer is working while the production is running) which I think it is okay and no need to change, but might need to make it clear. Your change statement seems to be clearer though.

Therefore, I think it is depended upon the situation and of course upon the interpretation of the auditor and auditee.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:45 PM

Hello Simon,

I think it is depended upon the situation.

If the engineer is working while the production is running, the engineer should wash their hands every single tasks to avoid accidentally touch the product or product contact surface.

If the engineer is working while no production run (non-production time) and the machine that the engineer is working is subjected to be clean and hygiene inspection before resuming the operation, soiled hands can be washed after the whole tasks.

I think your original quote statement (before change) is intended to apply for the first situation (engineer is working while the production is running) which I think it is okay and no need to change, but might need to make it clear. Your change statement seems to be clearer though.

Therefore, I think it is depended upon the situation and of course upon the interpretation of the auditor and auditee.

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Thank you for the feedback.

 

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