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#1 svnh.bell

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:05 PM

Hello all! 

 

I am (newly) the Product Compliance Manager for a small R&D and manufacturing facility regulated by both CFR 110 and 111. When I say small, we only have 5 full time employees. I have done research on getting our production guys qualified to handle pest control duties, but when we received the packets for certification...it is a lot more than we anticipated. My question is posed to other smaller facilities: what do you use for pest control? I'm afraid that going external and using a contractor such as Terminix will not make sense financially.

 

Thank you! 



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 07:41 PM

Pest Control is one of those services that I can honestly say is worth outsourcing to the experts.

Are you planning on going for GFSI Certification of some sort?


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 12:16 PM

Hello,

in my opinion an external contact is much better. In the EU you have to show up a lot of certificates, if you want to do pest control in a good manner.

- did the pest controlling guy really lear this job

- do you've got the licence for using toxic or other special substances

- do you've got the licence for killing vertebrates

- if using tox baits, did you do the right risk assesment to be allowed to use them according to the risk minimation strategy

 

Our company is using also a very good online system, whoring all plans with latest results, evaluation of trends, safety data sheets for products, training records for technicians.

I am also getting twice a year a biologist for an extended run.

So having an external contarctor can be very fine. But I have also to admit, that we are much bigger than you.

 

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:30 PM

One thing we looked at to save cost was to have an outside contractor handle any chemical applications and assessments as well as monthly trap inspections (at a minimum). For weeks that the only thing the service provider was doing was checking traps for catches, we had internal staff do that. If a catch had occurred the provider was called in to handle it.

 

This was a recommendation from an auditor to meet a happy medium between having the trained, licensed experts handle it while watching cost.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

Hello all! 

 

I am (newly) the Product Compliance Manager for a small R&D and manufacturing facility regulated by both CFR 110 and 111. When I say small, we only have 5 full time employees. I have done research on getting our production guys qualified to handle pest control duties, but when we received the packets for certification...it is a lot more than we anticipated. My question is posed to other smaller facilities: what do you use for pest control? I'm afraid that going external and using a contractor such as Terminix will not make sense financially.

 

Thank you! 

 

Hi svnh.bell,

 

The amount of pest control effort required by a 3rd party may well depend on yr scale of operation. This sounds possibly minute unless you have an army of robots ?


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