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#1 technicalDS

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 04:58 PM

Hello, we are setting up small factory producing baked snacks in UK. My question - what is the minimum requirement of the hand washing stations? Where should they be located, can we have only hand washing station in the toilet? Regards, B.



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Posted 20 February 2021 - 07:22 PM

Normally hws's are located at entrance to production and then placed in conveinent locations.


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Posted 21 February 2021 - 03:19 AM

Depending on the footprint of the your processing room, I would say at least one at the entrance and one in the wet processing room. There also should one in the airlock/transfer room. 



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Posted 21 February 2021 - 07:47 AM

Hi,

 

Thank you for the answers.

 

Our production area is very small as it is almost one room and then one small room as the office.

 

Do you think that from the hygiene point of view we could use sink in toilet for hand washing ? Let's say it is just before entering the production area ?



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Posted 21 February 2021 - 07:59 AM

Hi,

 

Thank you for the answers.

 

Our production area is very small as it is almost one room and then one small room as the office.

 

Do you think that from the hygiene point of view we could use sink in toilet for hand washing ? Let's say it is just before entering the production area ?

From hygiene standpoint, the best would be to have a handwash station after you open the production door, that's the first thing you'd have to do once you enter the production area before you proceed to anything else. Or at least a handwash station right before you open the production door.

 

If you are using the sink in the toilet, after you've wash your hands, you'd still have to touch the toilet's door to get out of the toilet, and then you'd have to touch the production door to enter the production room, not very hygienic if you do it this way. And if your toilet does not have a door, then well, it should have a door if it is near the production.

 

If you really can't put a handwash station after the production door, the next best thing to do is to put hand sanitizers (preferably sensor operated, or anything that does not require you to use your hands, i don't know if they have foot operated dispensers?) so that you'll be washing your hands before you open the production door, and then once you've enter the production room, you sanitize your hands before doing anything else. 



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 01:58 PM

You can purchase portable non permanent handwashing stations

 

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The only handwashing station in the washroom is not sufficient  


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