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Posted 06 November 2015 - 03:55 PM

Issue 4, Section 4.9.3 states "Cleaning equipment and materials shall be kept in a secure designated location such as a locked cupboard." 


I'm assuming this is in reference to cleaning supplies including mop buckets, brooms, etc.


My question is what is considered a secure location? Issue 5 phrases this a little differently, saying "Cleaning equipment shall be kept in a suitable designated location." Am I required to put lockers for cleaning tools like mops and brooms at every department in out facility, or is a clearly marked location away from the product area sufficient?


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 07:49 PM

I have the exact same question! Any clarification here would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:59 AM

This is only for equipment's 

Designated Place: Area to be identified

Secured: It means, access control and separation from the product and process


So, you can identify one corner your process area. And identify this with board


Here please note cleaning materials (like chemicals) addressed in other clause "Chemical Control"

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 05:41 AM

Hi Sean,


Issue 5 High Hygiene:

Cleaning chemicals shall be fit for purpose, suitably labelled, and used in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
They shall be stored in a secured, designated location, in closed containers.
Chemicals that are strongly scented or could give rise to taint and odour contamination shall not be used.
Cleaning equipment shall be kept in a suitable designated location.


Here is an example of what I would call a suitable designated location:


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