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#1 r.bub

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:23 PM

For SQF 9.0 11.3.5.6 – Toilet rooms must be accessed from the processing area via an airlock vented to the exterior or through an adjoining room. If there is a bathroom in a production area, would it be acceptable to have the bathroom set up as 2 adjacent small rooms.... employees would enter into the first room through a door.  The first room would contain a hand sink and then would have a door going into a separate room with the toilet? (I attached a very simplified diagram).
 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:42 PM

How does the first room and second room vent?


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 02:05 AM

 

For SQF 9.0 11.3.5.6 – Toilet rooms must be accessed from the processing area via an airlock vented to the exterior or through an adjoining room. 

 

 

If there is a bathroom in a production area, would it be acceptable to have the bathroom set up as 2 adjacent small rooms.... employees would enter into the first room through a door.  The first room would contain a hand sink and then would have a door going into a separate room with the toilet? (I attached a very simplified diagram).

 

 

Hi r.bub,

 

Generic Rule No.1 -

 

Avoid having rest-room related facilities opening directly into the Production Floor.

 

SQF are trying to offer you a by-pass. IMEX many customers will not accept this bypass.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:20 PM

Interestingly enough the bypass idea of have 2 independent positive air venting systems has been accepted in all audits by sqf that we have had at client locations.

And, yes his/her confriguration is not the norm and this is one area that may bw more looked into into the future - so it is borderline with proper documentation, potential plans for the future and continual monitoring of venting systems.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:56 PM

Venting would be to outside of the building.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:58 PM

We are currently working towards SQF certification and are trying to modify a current bathroom to meet the code. 



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:43 AM

Avoid having rest-room related facilities opening directly into the Production Floor.

 

While venting to outside the building could reduce airborne contamination or prevent odors going to the production floor, it would not address foot contamination which is the bigger threat.  



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:04 PM

Considering the confriguration I would gwt a hold of a general contracted and build a vestible on the front side with airlock. Then you are safw all around.


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