Australian Bakels (Pty) Ltd Silverwater Employee
“Bakery Ingredients since 1904”
Australian Bakels’ core business and technical expertise is in specialized bakery and food ingredients, which we supply to domestic and export markets.
For more information see www.bakels.com.au
Our product range includes
• Bread fats
• Bread improvers
• Cake emulsifiers
• Chocolate products
• Release agents
• Bread and dry cake mixes
• Frozen unbaked cookies
• Muffins and cakes
We care about the safety of our customers, employees, visitors and contractors.
As a food manufacturing company, Australian Bakels must ensure our products are food-safe at all times.
We want you to know our company policies and abide by them at all times whilst on site.
The information that follows will inform you of your responsibilities whilst on site:
Failure to comply with Australian Bakels’ company policies could result in your removal from the site.
You are responsible for:
An emergency may be signaled by an alarm or announcement.
In the event of an emergency:
Follow the area Fire Warden who will be wearing a red or yellow hard hat.
Emergency Exits – Site Map
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Standards of Conduct
Australian Bakels will not tolerate harassment, discrimination or bullying.
Sexual harassment can include:
Australian Bakels abides by the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, the Federal Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission Act 1986, the Federal Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Sexual Discrimination Act 1984, the Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Federal Age Discrimination Act 2004.
The misuse of alcohol and drugs can seriously impair the ability to work safely and productively. Australian Bakels acknowledges its responsibility to take all reasonable action to safeguard the health and safety of all its employees and will expect strict adherence to this policy.
It is a requirement for all full time and part time employees, contractors and agency staff working at any Australian Bakels site, to present for work with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit of less than 0.02g/100mL.
Security cameras have been installed around:
Areas of surveillance have been clearly identified.
Removing stock/equipment without correct invoicing/written authority is illegal.
Breaches will result in removal from the site & possible legal action.
ALL workers are responsible for ensuring that our food products are safe for our consumers.
Any intentional act by an employee or contractor that could render an ingredient, product or package unsafe for consumers will result in termination and removal from site.
The company will pursue all legal remedies, including criminal prosecution.
Employees who observe any such deliberate act must immediately report this activity to their Supervisor.
Employees are encouraged to challenge unidentified or unknown persons on site or notify a Supervisor or Manager.
Visitors/Contractors should be wearing a visible visitors tag.
Visitors should be accompanied by a staff member.
When on Site
For your own safety you must wear a High-Vis vest at all times while walking through the site.
You can contact Reception by dialing 9 from any extension (7.30 am – 5.00 pm).
Taking photos or videos (including by cameras or phones) is not permitted on site without prior consent from a Senior Manager.
Workplace Health & Safety
Steel capped safety footwear is mandatory outside painted walkways and MUST be worn at all times when in
Eye protection must be worn when using
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to the individual’s requirements must be worn.
CGMP requires additional hygiene standards in production areas.
Moving around Site
First Aid can only be administered by a qualified First Aider
All incidents and injuries must be reported & recorded!
If you are injured at work you must:
Out of Service tags & Danger tags
Hazardous & Dangerous Substances
• must be approved in advance. See
• WH&S and Rehab Manager
• MSDS is required
Cutting & Welding
Excavations & Floor Openings
Working at heights
Before working at heights (an unprotected drop of more than 2 meters):
Scissor lifts must NOT be used at height around moving forklifts.
When using scissor lifts at height:
Our Food Safety Program
The goal of the food safety program is to protect consumer health.
Bakels’ Food Safety Program is based on the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). It ensures our product is safe.
Bakels is certified for BRC Global Food Safety Standards.
Our Food Safety Program
We take a continuous improvement approach to food safety to ensure we never compromise product safety. This extends to our:
All aspects of our processes directly effecting Quality & Food Safety are documented.
We train staff and provide resources to ensure our program is understood and maintained to the highest possible level.
All positions within our company have clearly defined responsibilities with regard to food safety.
Review & Improvement Processes
We capture non-conformances, improvement requests and customer complaints affecting product safety. We encourage this at all levels of our company
Our process of internal audits including site inspections and process auditing ensures our systems are reviewed.
We also conduct regular food safety meetings.
HACCP is an internationally-recognised standard that is used to prevent problems that could make food unsafe to consume.
HACCP works by identifying & controlling potential biological, chemical and physical hazards on a line.
GMP = Good Manufacturing Practice
GMP guidelines are used in Australia and worldwide to ensure product safety.
GMP principles include the following:
= code of Good Manufacturing Practice
Accessing Production Areas
Entrance/exit to production areas is controlled.
You may NOT enter warehouse & and production area unless wearing suitable clean protective clothing.
You MUST clean your hands using the hand washing stations before or immediately upon entering a production area.
NEVER take glass, crockery or drink/water bottles into the production and storage areas.
These items cannot be detected if they fall into mixes or food items and can cause a major health risk to our customers.
The following items are not allowed in production and food storage areas (Powders, Pre-Weight Room, Frozens, Fats & Liquids):
* Eyeglasses are permitted. Loss/breakage must be reported to Supervisor immediately.
No personal items (including medicines) are permitted in the production and warehouse areas.
Keep personal medication in lockers in the amenity rooms
All clothing and footwear not being worn must be stored in personnel lockers/change rooms or designated areas away from the production and warehouse areas.
Do not bring personal valuables on site.
Poor hygiene habits that spread illness are not tolerated. e.g.:
Spitting is not permitted and may lead to your removal from site
Keep yourself clean at all times
Hands MUST be washed BEFORE entering production areas
Hands must also be washed after:
……and as frequently as necessary during the day.
Fingernails must be kept short, clean and unvarnished.
Jewellery is not permitted in the factories & warehouse. This includes:
e.g. ears, nose, tongue & eyebrows
Medical identification jewellery is acceptable but must be secured
Hygiene: Cuts & Sores
If you have an open lesion you must notify your Supervisor – you may be excluded from areas where there is direct contact with food.
Sores, cuts and grazes must be covered after treatment, with a blue coloured, metal detectable, waterproof dressing.
Change dressings frequently and report any lost plasters in production areas.
Metal detectable plasters are available from First Aiders or your supervisor/host.
Persons are not permitted to enter manufacturing areas if they are showing symptoms of any illness and are considered to be a risk to product safety
Return to Work after Illness
Personnel who have suffered from diarrhoea and/or vomiting must not return to work until they have been:
Manufacturing employees are provided with freshly laundered, well maintained uniforms and safety footwear.
Notify your supervisor if your uniform has been soiled or contaminated. You must replace your uniform before returning to work.
Hygiene: Protective Clothing
Hairnets and/or beard nets (as appropriate) must be worn at all times in manufacturing areas.
Protective footwear MUST be worn at all times in production, dispatch & warehouse areas.
Smoking whilst wearing protective clothing is not permitted (contamination risk).
Contractors and maintenance staff will be provided with disposable overalls when entering frozens or RTR Icing areas.
Hygiene: Frozens Liquids & Fats
Blue disposable gloves are issued in the Frozens, Liquids & Fat Factories.
Change gloves when:
If glove is damaged during use, inform Supervisor if there is a missing part of the glove that could have fallen into the product.
Protective disposable aprons are used in mixing areas of Frozens Factory.
Cleaning equipment is HACCP colour coded:
Red – Drains
Blue – Floors
Green – Food contact surfaces
Yellow – Chemical used for food contact
Any spilled or dropped product must be discarded.
Littering and other poor housekeeping practices are not allowed.
All refuse must be placed in properly identified containers.
Product packaging must NOT be used to collect rubbish.
Allergen is a material that, when consumed, brings about a negative health effect for certain sensitive population.
The main food allergens in Australia are:
• Milk & milk products
• Cereals containing gluten
• Tree nuts e.g. walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts etc.
• Sesame seeds
• Crustaceans (seafood)
Allergens are used on site and are controlled through our Allergen Management System. Allergens greyed out are not used on site as ingredients or finished product.