The warehouse plays an essential role in the way products are sent, received, stored and circulated throughout the facility.
Halal Good Warehousing Practices is necessary and important to be followed everyday in the daily operation. This allows us to function much more effectively and productively in a warehouse.
To explain common potential warehouse hazards and the safety precautions and procedures that are important to warehouse operations.
To identify duties and responsibilities of warehouse personnel.
All guidelines and other information concerning warehouse operations.
Halal Good Warehousing Practices
The special measures that need to be considered in the storage and distribution of food and non-products, such that the products will be of safety and quality as it is intended when it reaches the consumer.
The assurance that food will not cause harm to the consumer when it prepared and/or eaten according to its intended use.
HGWP Guidelines on Warehouse Operations
Be sure the storage space is clean and consistent with the first-in-first-out rotation principle.
Inspect the condition of the carrier before unloading.
Record all necessary details of the shipment.
Date code all incoming shipments in pallet load for stock rotation.
Floor, walls, ceiling, racks and pallets should be kept clean.
Maintain toilet facilities in a sanitary condition.
Lighting and ventilation should be sufficient for the intended operation and conform of personnel.
Inspect areas for rodent or insect activity.
Employee Practices (Safety, Hygiene and Disease Control)
The best way to prevent injury is to lift and carry properly.
Operate materials handling equipment carefully.
Employee Practices (Safety, Sanitation, Hygiene and Disease Control)
Any person who appears to have an illness, open lesion or infected wounds, or any abnormal source of microbial contamination shall be excluded from any warehouse operations.
Wear proper attire and protective gears when necessary
Your personal hygiene is very important. All personnel are expected to maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness. The following rules apply to you:
Observe Good Personnel Grooming (Neat, bathe, clean shaved face, no beard or mustache)
With Proper and Clean Uniform (No Personnel in Short pants or wearing slippers)
Observe Good Employee Practices inside the Warehouse (No Smoking, No Drinking of Alcoholic beverages, No Spitting, No Loitering, No Littering)
Wash your hands frequently with hand soap and clean water.
WAREHOUSE SAFETY PROGRAM
Our warehouse is not a dangerous place, but it does contain many potential hazards. Good housekeeping is one of the best ways to assure warehouse safety. We have to keep the entire warehouse clean and neat, with everything in its place. In other words, every day, all day pay attention to what’s going on around you and take precautions that will keep you-and others-safe.
Most common hazard groups: Slips, Trips and Fall
Materials Handling Hazards
Forklift can tip over if not driven slowly and carefully by trained and authorized operators. Forklift Operators must understand their machines and follow the rules and of the road.
Manual lifting is a source of back injuries.
Protection Against Hazards
General guidelines to keep in mind to avoid hazard when performing warehouse operations:
Don’t block aisles or leave materials around for someone to trip or fall over.
Don’t place items on shelves or racks or ladders so unsteadily that they might fall on someone below. Always follow the recommended stacking height of the products.
Wear necessary protective gear and pay attention to warning signs and to the work that’s going on around you.
Give the right of way to forklifts. Operate material handling equipment carefully.
When you lift and carry, do it properly.
Warehouse Sanitation Program
Effective Management of SanitationandFood Safetyis to decisive factor in elimination adulterated and compromised food.
Basic Elements of Warehouse Sanitation Program:
MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT & EMEPLOYMENT INVOLVEMENT
This includes policy formulations, program review, and employee involvement.
No pests shall be allowed in any area of the warehouse. The Pest Control Company conducts General Pest Control Treatment on a monthly basis.
Employee training program ensures that each warehouse personnel understands and is aware of the hazards of adulterated and compromised foods.