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Food Safety

Introduction

Every year thousands of people suffer illness as a result of poor food safety and hygiene practice. Some of these cases have resulted in fatalities or disability. Training in food safety and hygiene is a legal requirement however it also makes good sense for any food serving organisations to ensure that its customers are not exposed to food hazards. The course helps those who may be inexperienced or unaware or have forgotten how to work safely in food preparation areas so that they better understand how food can become dangerous to customers. The course covers the safe practices in the preparation, cooking and handling of food. The syllabus closely follows the Food Safety Level 2 content covering the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) as it applies to food safety and the trainees responsibilities. This is a IOSH approved course.

Aims of the Course

The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental food hygiene training for all food handlers working in a catering, manufacturing or retail environment where food is prepared, cooked and handled. At the end of the training trainees will be able to:

  • Understand food safety terminology
  • Understand food safety laws
  • Recognise types of food safety hazards
  • Understand the importance of food temperature control
  • Recognise how bacterial multiplication can be reduced
  • Appreciate the principles of Hazards Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) as it applies to food safety
  • Understand the importance of high temperatures in destroying bacteria
  • Understand the risks that food handlers can pose
  • Understand the importance of storing food correctly
  • Recognise the importance that cleaning has on food safety
  • Recognise the need for high standards of facility maintenance and equipment to promote good food hygiene

Who is it for?

The course has been developed for all those involved in the preparation, cooking and handling of food and that work under a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points process.

How is it Delivered?

For maximum convenience and employee uptake, our Food Safety course can be accessed by trainees from the comfort of their own workstation, or even from their homes. They can access the course using an electronic device, with the modules delivered either online or through a computer network. We understand that everyone learns at a different pace, which is why the course allows trainees to save their progress and complete the modules over multiple sessions, progressing at their own speed.

Compliance Record Keeping Easily Solved

An integral part of the Praxis42 eLearning offering, the eSolutions Platform is our proprietary learning management system. This convenient electronic system means that there’s no more struggling to find your training records should you have to present this during an audit, or to an enforcing agency. No only is recording keeping made easy by using the eSolutions Platform, but you can also print off individual certificates once trainees have completed a course and successfully passed the end assessment.

Course Summary

Food Safety training from Praxis42 helps all those involved in food safety to recognise the safe practices during the preparation, cooking and handling of food which are required to ensure that customers are not harmed.

Additional information

Food Safety Guide (PDF) Download Pdf