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#1 Monica Nunez Garcia

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 01:12 PM

Hi everyone! I hope someone can help me with a question about glass and hard plastic control. I am looking for an example of a risk matrix for Glass & Hard Plastic assessment within factory production. Specifically, one that includes assessment of proximity to open product stream or production line (for example what distance to production lines would you consider high risk, medium risk, low risk) Thank you all in advance!

 



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 01:33 PM

I don't perform a risk assessment in production at all. If it's glass/brittle and it's in production, it gets inspected

 

 

Low risk would perhaps be lights etc. in the finished goods warehouse where everything is in cartons

 

Medium risk in dry storage depending on your ingredients/packaging, again, you should only have lights here and they are required to be shatterproof


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 09:26 AM

Hi! Thanks for your answer.

 

We also inspect all the glass/hard plastic/brittle material items, however we are trying to create a procedure where the frequency of inspection depends on the risk assessment, and the distance of the object to the production line is one of the aspects we are aiming to consider. At the moment, we thought of 1m distance as high risk, up to 2m medium and more than 2m low risk. All items would be inspected, however not at the same frequency - for example high risk items would be inspected daily, low risk items might have a 2 weekly frequency. 

The main question is how to assess the risk, in particular the distance, does anyone have experience doing this type of risk assessment? Did anybody consider the distance to production lines and if so, what limits did you establish?

 

Thanks again everyone!



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Posted 09 June 2021 - 11:04 AM

What distance have you set for clearance and inspection in your glass/brittle material breakage procedure?
I'd have thought that anything within that distance would automatically be at the highest risk level, under your proposed scheme.

 

Nonetheless I agree with Scampi's position - if it's in the production area, there is obvious potential for it to get into food, and it is thus high risk. If it breaks and you haven't noticed it at the time, such that it didn't immediately trigger your breakage procedure, then how do you know it hasn't e.g. contaminated someone's protective clothing and then fallen into a product?



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Posted 09 June 2021 - 12:03 PM

Also, why are you monitoring weekly?  Is everything in production shatterproof?

 

I only monitor monthly (and everywhere I've worked too) as the risk is diminished by removing/containing as much as possible to mitigate risk


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 12:26 PM

I don't perform a risk assessment in production at all. If it's glass/brittle and it's in production, it gets inspected

 

 

Low risk would perhaps be lights etc. in the finished goods warehouse where everything is in cartons

 

Medium risk in dry storage depending on your ingredients/packaging, again, you should only have lights here and they are required to be shatterproof

 

I agree above opinion, IMO risk assessment is redundant.

 

Have experienced a NC for non-protected, non-shatterproof, cold storage lights.


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