Contribute to the maintenance of compliance in improving food and drink operations
This standard is about the skills and knowledge needed for you to contribute to the maintenance of organisational compliance to support your organisation's drive to improve food and drink operations. This is important to increasing productivity and success of manufacture, processing and supply within the food and drink supply chain. Contribution is typically provided through working in a team, although this does not exclude individual contributions from outside of close working teams.
You will need to show and understand how you can comply with all relevant regulations that apply to your work area and provide information, data and related specifications to support compliance in your role. You also need to show and understand how you can make recommendations for improving compliance in response to change which may impact on your work area. You will need to comply with your company policy for compliance, take responsibility for your contribution, and refer any issues outside of the limit of your authority to others.
This standard is for you if you contribute to the maintenance of compliance working in food and drink operations including, manufacturing, processing, packing or supply chain activities. You may have responsibilities for maintaining and improving quality in the workplace, with either autonomous or operationally restricted responsibilities.
You must be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
You need to know and understand:
- the responsibilities of yourself and others under health and safety at work and associated regulations
- what the specific health and safety regulations and organisational procedures require of you in your role and working area
- the responsibilities of yourself and others under food safety and associated regulation
- how to locate regulatory information and workplace procedures
- process or product specific procedures in your work area that are customer focussed compliance requirements to meet internal or external standards
- what is sufficient to constitute a workplace hazard, dangerous occurrence and hazardous malfunction
- your responsibilities to deal with hazards and reduce risk in the workplace
- what the procedures are for identifying and controlling risk by monitoring, inspection, assessment and reporting
- what the first aid arrangements and procedures are
- what the emergency fire and evacuation procedures are
- what the safe lifting and handling procedures are
- what the best methods are for formulating recommendations
- how to present recommendations
- the limits of your own authority, and reporting arrangements in the event of problems that you cannot resolve
- the formal and informal communication channels used and which to use dependent on the situation