Handle and store bright beer in brewery

Business Sectors (Suites): Brewing
Developed by: Improve
Approved on: 01 Jan 2019


This standard covers the skills and knowledge needed for you to handle and store bright beer in brewing. This standard details the skills needed to store and use bright beer in accordance with relevant procedures and regulations. This will also cover keeping the storage area clean and tidy, identifying, recording and taking action to correct any changes and problems in storage conditions. Monitoring and maintaining storage conditions is important to product quality and safety. This standard is also about understanding the principles of handling, transferring and storing bright beer in brewing. It covers the design and features of bright beer plant, equilibration, sampling and brewing. This standard is for you if you are involved in, and require a broad knowledge and understanding of, the handling and storing of bright beer in brewing.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Maintain storage conditions

  1. protect goods and materials from avoidable deterioration

  2. implement safety and security procedures in accordance with

    company regulations

  3. keep the storage area clean, tidy and free from obstructions and


    Monitor changes in storage conditions

  4. identify unacceptable variances in storage conditions by regular,

    careful monitoring

  5. identify and record any unacceptable variances and defects in the

    storage facility and equipment

  6. take action within the limits of your authority to correct variances

    and defects to protect goods and materials

  7. report corrective action to the relevant people

  8. use the results of monitoring to identify realistic suggestions for

    improving storage conditions

  9. present your suggestions for improvement clearly to the relevant


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. the organisational health and safety, hygiene, environmental and

    quality standards and instructions

    1. the personal protective equipment required

    2. the work area tools and equipment needed

    3. why it is important to check the cleanliness of work area, tools and


    1. what the key operational procedures are for moving and

    transferring bright beer

    1. what the basic design features of bright beer plant and pipe work


    1. what the significance of atmospheric oxygen is in the plant

    2. where and how inert gases are used in the plant

    3. what the essential plant items are for the outlet of a filter to a

    bright beer tank

    1. what the essential plant items are for the outlet of bright beer tank

    to a filling machine

    1. what the purposes of storage (holding) are

    2. what the process of equilibration and sampling is

    3. what the minimum and maximum residence times are

    4. what the beer blending procedures are

    5. why it is necessary to blend beer and important to blend beer in

    accordance with specifications

    1. how to calculate using beer blend parameters

    2. how to deal with waste materials in accordance with

    organisational requirements

    1. the need for records to be accurate and completed promptly

    2. what should be communicated, to whom and why it should be


    1. the limits of your authority and the consequences of exceeding



Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

01 Jan 2024





Originating Organisation


Original URN

impsd113 (skill), impbw201k

Relevant Occupations

Food Preparation Trades, Manufacturing Technologies, Plant and Machine Operatives, Process Operatives, Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

SOC Code



Food; Drink; Manufacturing; Brewing; Handling; Storage; Equilibration; Blend