Food Safety Awareness

Food Safety Awareness

Is Your Workplace Prepared?

Did you know:

  • Around 20% of the UK population develops gastroenteritis each year (Fit for Work, NHS Choices) and this does not include other D&V illnesses such as the Norovirus or food poisoning
  • Symptoms can last one to seven days and an employee should not return to work until two days from the last symptom.

This can be a massive loss to a workforce, the illness can be spread to team members and clients and if the organisation is found to be at fault claims can be made and costs can be high.

Wherever food is served, it is important to demonstrate the highest standards of food preparation, handling, storage and serving.

The Food Safety Awareness course is designed with this in mind and complements the guidelines issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The Food Safety Awareness course is designed for:

  • New and existing employees in the care sector
  • Anyone preparing or cooking food for consumers
  • Individuals wishing to refresh previously learned skills and knowledge
  • Businesses looking to provide staff development to food employees
  • Self-employed, food-based small business owners

Learners, take this course safe in the knowledge that it is meeting industry standards while providing you with the underpinning knowledge required by care sector providers.

Employers choose this course for your employees and rest assured that not only have they fulfilled their legal responsibility but that this training will provide employees with the knowledge and skills to work safely and provide evidence to demonstrate compliance with Skills for Care and CQC key lines of enquiry.

What's Covered?

Topics include:

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Food safety legislation
  • Food safety hazards
  • Taking temperatures
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
  • Cooking, hot holding and reheating of foods
  • Principles of safe storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food handlers


This course can be delivered as a one day or half-day refresher/awareness course. The certification displaying the course content will demonstrate how National Occupational Standards have been met.

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