Are workers and subcontractors trained in basic hygiene?
Evidence of basic hygiene training (content of hygiene instruction) must be available.
Is this training repeated at a set interval (e.g. yearly/seasonally) to refresh personnel about the company’s hygiene requirements.
There is evidence (i.e.: signed attendance registration, external certificates) that the workers have received verbal and documented understandable instructions in the relevant aspects of hygiene including: personal cleanliness i.e. hand washing, wearing of jewellery and fingernail length and cleaning etc. clothing cleanliness, personal behaviour, i.e. no smoking, spitting, eating, chewing, perfumes, etc.).
See guideline for basic hygiene training @: http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/plantquality/FOOD%20SAFETY1.htm)
Do workers have access to first-aid facilities?
Maintained first aid kits and recommendations must be available and accessible in the vicinity of the work. (These kits must as a minimum include bandages, plasters and disinfectant).
Are adequate, suitable and conveniently located sanitary facilities available?
Adequate: Approximately 15 persons to one toilet facility. If number of people exceeds 10, then separate men’s and women’s toilets should be provided.
Running water must be available for washing of hands.
Are sanitary facilities maintained?
Toilet paper, liquid disposable soap, and where disposable paper towels are used, a bin for paper waste.
STORAGE (CLEANING CHEMICALS)
Is the storage facility for the storage of cleaning chemicals suitable for the purpose and secure?
The storage facility must be secure and access only allowed to trained personnel.
The facility must allow adequate ventilation, be well lit, be able to retain spillage, and be of sound construction.
Are all chemicals properly labelled?
All the chemicals kept in the store must be kept in the original containers and packs, in case of breakage only, the new package must contain all the information of the original label.
Maintenance and cleaning
Are only repair materials, in accordance with IICL (International Institute of Container Lessors) or shipping line regulations, used?
Guidelines from IICL or that of the shipping line must be followed.