We moved to self care and had a significant saving from the laundry bill. We have bout the uniforms but they could be rented as easily. We still have the facility to allow staff to put items in for contract cleaning. This is because some staff do not have a washing machine. We have been audited since the new practice was put in and no issues were raised.
Don't miss the opportunity to do a Risk Assessment and decide weather or not overalls are necessary in some/all areas (6.5- 5.3.3) i.e. in the finished goods warehouse all goods are packed and sealed so are low risk and our staff do not wear overalls
To address the clause 6.5.9.
We have written instruction (which is mounted on the wall as a reminder too) see attached.
Have a dispenser with plastic bags in the locker area for transport of garments
We monitor the staff/overalls cleanliness at a recorded GMP audit
Allow staff to put any overalls they want back into the laundry system. We just pay for the cleaning of each garment item by item rather than a bukl order as previously where we payed to have all 50 cleaned weather they were in the system or not.