All personnel must wear allocated protective clothing before they enter the factory. Protective clothing consists of a hairnet, coat or boiler suit and company issue boots.

All personnel must wash their hands before leaving the toilets and follow correct hand washing procedure before entering any part of the factory.

Mouth and nose must be covered whilst coughing or sneezing, hands must be washed immediately after.

No eating is permitted in production areas.

Headwear must be put on first when changing into protective clothing and removed last when leaving work area.

Movement between the buildings in factory PPE must be kept to a minimum, where it cannot be avoided and gross debris picked up must not be bought into production areas and must be cleaned appropriately. Personnel working in then yards or forklifts must wear a hi-visibility tabard.

Snoods are provided for facial hair including full and goatee beards and moustaches extending below lower lip.

The protective clothing provided must be worn and fastened correctly so as to protect the food products, utensils, machinery etc. Pockets on the outside of clothing are not permitted.

Overalls are to be changed daily or more frequently if heavily soiled and disposed of in the allocated laundry bin.

The wearing of any form of jewellery and watches is prohibited, except one plain wedding ring, wedding wristband. Rings and studs in exposed parts of the body such as ear, nose, tongue, eye brow are not permitted.

Finger nails are to be kept short and clean. The wearing of nail vanish, false nails or acrylic nails is not allowed.

All cuts, sores and boils must be reported to your supervisor or manager and covered with a company issued, blue, waterproof dressing before start of shift. Personal fabric or plastic dressings cannot be worn.

Any skin infection should be reported to your supervisor before you start work.

No strong perfume or aftershave should be worn.

Personal medicines are not permitted to be taken into or self – administered in production, packing or storage areas unless there is an imminent risk to a person’s health and as long as they are registered with the company.

No breakable articles or glass should be brought into the factory or changing rooms or stored in personal lockers.

All visitors to the site must fill out a hygiene declaration; the escorting personnel must check the document and take action on non-complying answers then sign the bottom of the declaration.

Work tops and equipment must be kept clean and tidy. Employees must not sit or stand on worktops or equipment.

All employees must report infectious diseases both personal and within the home, including sickness and diarrhoea to their supervisor before starting work.

Such diseases include:

  • Severe discharge from nose, ears or eyes
  • Skin infections
  • Food poisoning
  • Dysentery
  • Sores or boils on hands, arms and face
  • Heavy colds
  • Hepatitis, Typhoid or paratyphoid fever
  • Gastric flu

A period of 48 hours free of symptoms, without medication, must be completed before returning to work area.

Employees returning from any period of absenteeism (holiday or sickness) must complete a return to work form on their return.

Smoking is only permitted in the designated area immediately outside the facility.

The carrying of any non-issued knives is forbidden.

Wearing false eyelashes in production areas is not permitted.
Non company issued mobile phones are not allowed into production areas.