Just seeking some input / guidance. Its an ice cream dairy plant environment. Water hoses in every room; some hung up, some laying on the floor & don't forget water running at times while on the floor. Now beginning of my employment I recognized that this is unacceptable. I wanted to eliminate this entirely. The plant is equipped with blue colored drop down lines ( plumed in / not reel design) for sanitizer from a central system. The lines are for sanitizing the lines and etc.
Few months past I wrote up a procedure for mid day cleanings / change overs performed by production personnel; housekeeping of their areas & equipment. Now I also implemented that at the end of the sanitation process we remove all water lines and store them in the sanitation cage. Now for the procedure, it states that they use the blue sanitizer hoses for their clean ups. By doing so this will eliminate spreading contaminates from the water hose, eliminate water waste, plus the hoses being left on the floor will eliminate cross contamination. Plus lets not forget the water damage that production employees cause by washing / rinsing equip. without covering them. Also we have experienced some environmental issues in the past and by removing the hoses dramatically reduced them significantly in areas in concern. That is the reason for the procedure to use the sanitize lines for clean ups / change overs, at least the solution has chemical fighting agent that will help reduce / eliminate contaminates / micro.
Now, update. We are still fighting with the water lines being brought back to the lines after we leave ( sanitation dept.) they claim they need the hot water for chocolate / peanut butter clean ups. We understand that by leaving a few hoses at those designated areas. But we are finding all of them out. Now since this is happening again, the environmentals are up again.
The question; Instead of having two hoses out for production, water, sanitizer hoses. I know the sanitizer hoses are supplied with cold water. Now the $100.00 dollar question is, Can we / I supply the sanitizer hoses with hot water instead of cold water? by this way we can eliminate the white hose being taken back out to the production areas. Also everyone will be happy, production has hot water, environmentals are down, and sanitation has their hoses where they left them; in the cage...