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Eating at Work benches query
#72498 27/11/17 1:35 PM
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I’m just doing an information gathering query.

Does your organisation allow technicians to eat at their work benches?

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Steveddie #72500 27/11/17 3:24 PM
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Officially "No".

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Steveddie #72508 27/11/17 9:42 PM
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Also officially "no" but some have a tea or coffee on the go with an occasional snack to go with it. Talking of which, best go and get my first tea of the day!


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Steveddie #72514 02/12/17 5:56 PM
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As the person responsible for H&S policy I said no definitely not as contamination is a real issue especially in the hospital I worked in was not that good at ensuring equipment was clean. Since I have left this has now been abolished I believe !

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Steveddie #73741 31/10/18 5:21 PM
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Initially we were allowed but it was later prohibited due to an unfortunate pest control situation.

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Yaser #73742 31/10/18 7:24 PM
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Poisoning mice with left-overs? whistle

Eating at the workbench has always been frowned upon, for obvious reasons.

Myself, I was always happy to at least step away from the workbench (or better still, the workshop) for a few minutes - especially when others seemed to spend many hours outside each week smoking! frown

And on that topic, I am old enough to remember blokes smoking (pipes, even) in the workshop. You know, dropping fag ash onto circuit boards, etc., etc.

Most non-hospital workshops (industrial units and the like) these days have a little kitchen or tea-room tucked away, or a least a kettle off to one side away from the workbenches. smile


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Steveddie #73745 01/11/18 1:39 PM
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Official no they don't 😉

Re: Eating at Work benches query
david9 #73763 07/11/18 10:04 PM
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Curious. What is everyone’s departmental sickness record for gastrointestinal issues say from dates 1/7/17 to 7/11/17?


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