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#1 kevinkt

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:31 PM

We are planning on getting a 20 ft container and setting it outside of the warehouse to house the maintenance shed. We are tying to make more room in the warehouse. From a food safety standpoint, what are some things we should do to document safe and sanitary procedures are being done when maintenance personnel are going between outside shed and warehouse? 

 



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:45 PM

We are planning on getting a 20 ft container and setting it outside of the warehouse to house the maintenance shed. We are tying to make more room in the warehouse. From a food safety standpoint, what are some things we should do to document safe and sanitary procedures are being done when maintenance personnel are going between outside shed and warehouse? 

 

Hi kevin,

 

Is this an extension/revision of yr previous thread where a/the workshop was planned to be within the Production Area ? Or perhaps an addition ?

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...-room-location/


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:50 PM

Hi kevin,

 

Is this an extension/revision of yr previous thread where a/the workshop was planned to be within the Production Area ? Or perhaps an addition ?

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...-room-location/

Thank you. Yes, my previous thread we wanted to locate maintenance inside the warehouse. However, we have decided to move the maintenance to outside of the warehouse, if possible. Warehouse space is at a premium right now. 



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:57 PM

So, the shed would only contain maintenance tools and supplies, not cleaning and sanitation supplies?



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

So, the shed would only contain maintenance tools and supplies, not cleaning and sanitation supplies?

Correct. Cleaning and sanitation supplies will still be stored in warehouse next to processing areas. We are looking to move maintenance area to its separate shed outside.  



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:11 PM

I feel that if the shed is locked so that only those employees authorized to do maintenance can access it, and you are following all the usual maintenance rules such as not doing maintenance during production runs, having a maintenance work conducted log countersigned by a second employee that shows that the tools, supplies and debris have been cleaned up, and so forth, you should be good.  The shed should be considered exactly like a maintenance or engineering workshop housed within the facility. 

 

But I look forward to reading other peoples' viewpoints.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:11 PM

Correct. Cleaning and sanitation supplies will still be stored in warehouse next to processing areas. We are looking to move maintenance area to its separate shed outside.  

 

The typical hazard of course is cross-contamination, potentially BCPA, via external vectors + (lack of) internal control procedures.

 

I think there are some "Maintenance" checklists attached to Posts on this Forum (somewhere)

 

IIRC, the iso 22002-1 standard checklists have a compendium of things that can go wrong (ie = need Prerequisite programs) in such a situation (inter alia) -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...st/#entry114922

(see excel file starting from row 361 downwards)


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:06 AM

Is there going to be an office inside the shed?  Also, how far from the building - what is the ingress/egress path (as in to what door are they entering the main facility and what is the material on the ground between the two.)

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:13 AM

Is there going to be an office inside the shed?  Also, how far from the building - what is the ingress/egress path (as in to what door are they entering the main facility and what is the material on the ground between the two.)

 

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There is going to be a desk in the shed where the mechanic will fill out logs like tool accountability checklist, and general start and end of day sanitation logs. As far as a separate office inside the shed, then no. The shed would be about 10 feet from the entrance of the warehouse. most likely not covered between the door of shed and door of warehouse. The mechanic would be shuttling parts from machines that need to be repaired back and forth from warehouse to shed. 

 

Is there any way to document that the parts being sent back into the warehouse are clean and sanitary? Would that suffice? 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:49 AM

I would agree with Charles about potential cross-contamination and to ensure clean parts shuttled back and forth that means that shed has some type of a cleaning station?  Also the pathway (as in where their shoes touch) between the shed and building should be solid - not dirt, as they could track in stuff. 

 

We have a couple of clients that have 45-55 foot trailers in use outside as maitenance facilities - they treat them from a safety protocol standpoint the same as if they were inside the facility, all are sited on concrete pads and raised, all have been added to PCO rounds and have traps outside, all have parts and hand-washing stations (not cominguled), first aid kits, heat/AC, adq lighting, etc.

 

As to documentation to ensure the parts are clean, you would use the same kind of document that you use if the facility was inside the building - an SOP for cleaning parts, verifying that parts have been cleaned and responsible party sign off.


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