I just started at at a new company - a food manufacturer of minerals (FSSC2200 v4.1) and they have 2 separated buildings:
- 1 for manufacture-storage of finished products
- 1 for storage of raw materials
these 2 buildings are separated by a public road.
At the moment, warehouse operatives load the raw materials into a van and transport them into the manufacturing unit. this is kind of tedious but it was working reasonably well.
today the van broke and it looks like we will have to buy a new one. I've raised a deviation for this for now but i was wondering if there is a specific requirement to have a van between 2 buildings separated by a road?
Could i get away with stating that the materials transferred from the storage unit to the manufacturing unit are in their original packaging or securely packed and shrouded during transport? Of course we will avoid bad weather and the load will be cleaned before entering production area.
thanks for your help.