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Posted 30 June 2015 - 01:58 PM

Hi all, as per titled, need some advice.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:03 PM

They should be in a chemical cabinet


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:06 PM

Question back to you, do you mean "off the floor" as in away from production, or "off the floor" as in not physically touching the floor?  And depending on your industry the answer to both is yes.  Chemical when not in use have to be maintained in a locked location only accesible to those who are trainied in thier use and dangers.  Also its a best practice and required in some audit schemes and industries to have barrels or containers build up on stands to facilitate cleaning underneath. 

 

Either way some work ahead if no controls in place, but hope it helps

 

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 04:13 PM

Locked Chemical cabinet/cage. Limited access


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:17 PM

They should be off the floor, away from production and in a locked chemical cabinet or cage (with proper storage environment to maintain their quality/effectiveness).  

 

Think of it this way - these chemicals will eventually come into contact with the equipment manufacturing your product(s), therefore proper precaution is vital. 



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:04 PM

We used to store things on skids in the chemical cage. 



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:19 PM

We used to store things on skids in the chemical cage. 

 

We got a minor a number of years ago, for not having the barrels on spill containing pallets


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for all your inputs. I understand on the practice of locked cabinet.

 

For storing of chemicals off the floor, I mean keeping it "elevated" from floor. Based on what I see, the control is to prevent accidental contamination of chemicals to the equipment and also ease of cleaning. Am I correct?

 

Can anyone also share best recommendation for chemicals storage in a F&B establishments?



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:06 PM


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for all your inputs. I understand on the practice of locked cabinet.

 

For storing of chemicals off the floor, I mean keeping it "elevated" from floor. Based on what I see, the control is to prevent accidental contamination of chemicals to the equipment and also ease of cleaning. Am I correct?

 

Can anyone also share best recommendation for chemicals storage in a F&B establishments?

 

Safety-wise, It's potential contamination from both directions, eg floor, liquids  > chemical plus chemical > product/product contact surfaces, etc.

 

I audited a factory which had unlocked/uncontrolled/unlabelled green detergent and also green lubricating fluid stored together in identical plastic bottles. Guess what happened ?

 

Factories which have to manually move around large quantities of wet product in trays with drainage holes  have an identical problem.

 

Factory Hygiene 101 :smile:


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