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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:07 PM

Hello everybody,

What kind of clocks do you all have in your production area.  We just had what we thought was a shatterproof clock fall and shatter.  I have removed all clocks but obviously we need clocks.  This sounds like a simple thing to take care of but if the clocks say shatterproof when you buy them shouldn't the whole thing be shatterproof?  I don't think that is the case.  Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:12 PM

Hi QA_123, we have a clock in our production area that doesn't have a case- just a metal outer frame and plastic face with metal hands. It has fallen from the wall two or three times in the past few years with the only damage incurred consisting of scuffs on the metal.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:37 PM

Lots of productivity type folks will tell you to remove the clocks altogether!

 

At pp, no clocks, and all production supervisors and QA staff wore time pieces around their necks (breakaway of course) inside smocks.

 

https://nelsonjameso...ll-Clocks-c551/   never heard of them, but says they service the food manufacturing industry...


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:53 PM

When it says shatterproof normally this covers the plastic cover and if dropped the clock will not shatter -- you could however do what one of our clients did and buy clocks and then remove the plastic covering for the facing.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

A former employer was a rather large company with deep pocketbooks and used this type of system: 

 

https://www.timecloc...oaAhFQEALw_wcB 

 

Upside is that they are syncronized and shatterproof.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:19 PM

I would love to just get rid of the clocks altogether but we do so many checks throughout the day and have to write the times down.  I will never allow them to hang anything around their necks.  Then I risk them getting caught or falling onto the line.  There is no way I would pay that much for a clock.  No matter how deep the pockets are that is crazy.  I took one of the clocks and removed everything I could from it.  For now I am satisfied with it until we get something better.  We call it the "naked clock".  I have a feeling that alot of the clocks that claim to be shatter resistant will still shatter in some way.  Brittle plastic is about as bad as glass.  We have a no glass or brittle plastic policy here.  

 

Thank you for all of the suggestions.  



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:17 AM

If an alternative to the traditional clock type is not feasible, could attention not focus on eliminating the risk of the clock falling? Could they be placed high enough to avoid collision with cages etc, and have a small stainless steel mesh cage put around it so that even if the clock is knocked by a cleaner's jetwash, it would stay in the mesh cover thus not fall and shatter?



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:54 AM

AIFSQN - just what I was thinking.  Make sure it is not real close to an open food steam and secure it.  Most facilities have hundreds of items on their Brittle Plastic and Glass register (computer screens / equipment screens, plastic electrical outlets, plastic dials and levers, printers, exit signs, safety glasses, plastic gauge dials, clocks, etc.)   In most cases, eliminating all plastic is not feasible.  



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