Contribute to continuous improvement of food safety in food and drink operations

Business Sectors (Suites): Food Safety
Developed by: Improve
Approved on: 31 Dec 2014


This standard is about making a contribution to continuously improving food safety in processing operations.

You will need to be able to identify areas where improvements can be made which promote effective food safety. You will also need to be able to report this information in a suitable way to senior staff.

This standard is for you if you work in food and drink operations or animal feed operations and your job requires you to enter the food manufacturing or processing area. You may have supervisory responsibilities as a line manager or team leader

Performance criteria

You must be able to:


Highlight areas for improvement

  1. identify and report any factors or issues that arise in your work activities which may affect food safety
  2. identify and report any factors or issues within the environment, supplies or product which may affect food safety
  3. compile data which may be used to support developments in food safety procedures

Contribute to improving food safety procedures

  1. contribute to team meetings with ideas and suggestions to improve procedures or processes
  2. utilise production data and information to support suggestions and recommendations
  3. consider the impact that newly proposed food safety procedures will have on production processes
  4. check that proposed new procedures can be clearly understood by other staff members
  5. provide constructive feedback on the suitability of proposed new food safety procedures
  6. contribute to scheduling the implementation of new food safety procedures

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:


IMPFS112K Understand how to manage food safety procedures in food and drink operations


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

31 Dec 2019





Originating Organisation

Improve Ltd

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

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

SOC Code


Food; safety; manufacturing; production; control