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Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety

Our Level 1 Food Safety online course is designed to give you a basic awareness of food safety so you can meet the necessary legal requirements.

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Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety

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About this Course

Food safety training is not only for premises where food is prepared but also for businesses where it is pre-packaged or sold. It is the legal responsibility of businesses to ensure that all their staff has been trained to a level appropriate to their role. All employees must understand their role in maintaining food safety.

This course covers the key syllabus of RQF level 1 food safety qualifications. It provides an introduction to food safety, microbiological hazards, food poisoning, contamination hazards, storage of food, pest control and personal hygiene.

This course is written by Richard Sprenger, renowned food safety expert and author. It is CPD accredited and meets the UK’s mandatory training requirement for food handlers. Completion of this course entitles the learner to 5 CPD points. More information can be found at https://cpduk.co.uk/explained.

This course is ideal for people handling pre-packaged foods or working in a low-risk catering environment. However, if you are involved in direct food preparation within a business environment, you must be trained to a higher level.

If you work in a catering or retail business, opt for our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course.

If you work in a food manufacturing environment, the Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety in Manufacturing course is perfect for you.

If you are a supervisor or manager, the Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety course is for you. It is also useful for small catering business owners.

Did you know: Cooking food at temperatures over 70°C for at least two minutes will kill any bacteria in food.

  • Train to meet Local Authority/EHO standards

  • Knowledge compliance for low-risk food handlers

  • Great for induction & awareness training

  • Learn at your own pace with 24/7 access

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After successfully completing the course you will receive an e-certificate that you can download onto your device.

Areas Covered

  • 1

    Introduction to Food Safety

    Learn about food safety and the importance of giving priority to practices critical to food safety, the responsibilities of food handlers, types of food safety hazards and the costs of poor food safety as well as the benefits of good food safety practices.

  • 2

    Microbiological Hazards

    Learn about the different types of bacteria, sources of bacteria, requirements for bacterial multiplication, controlling and destroying food poisoning bacteria, types of food at risk from pathogens and food spoilage.

  • 3

    Food Poisoning and its Control

    Learn about the causes of food poisoning, its symptoms and the ways through which to break the chain of food poisoning.

  • 4

    Contamination Hazards and Controls

    Learn the types of contamination hazards, the sources, vehicles and routes of contamination and the ways through which contamination can be prevented.

  • 5

    Safe Handling and Storage of Food

    Learn about food safety management systems and how to handle food safely during storage, transportation, preparation and serving.

  • 6

    Personal Hygiene

    Learn what facilities are required to wash hands and when it is important to wash hands. Also learn what to do in case of open wounds and skin complaints and how to report any illness that may lead to food contamination.

  • 7

    Food Pests and Control

    Learn about common food pests, the signs of pest infestation and the role a food handler can play in controlling pests.

  • 8

    Cleaning and Disinfection

    Learn the importance of cleaning and disinfection, which surfaces should be cleaned, disinfected or sanitised and how to store and dispose of waste.

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FAQ's

The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 states that food handlers must be ‘trained in food hygiene matters commensurate with their activities.’

The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 do not specify the frequency of this training. Though, it is best practice and industry norm to have employees trained every three years.

You require a Level 1 Food safety training if you are only responsible for serving food. The job roles requiring a Level 1 training include kitchen porters, front of house employees, checkout staff, food delivery drivers, bar workers and waiters.

These ratings are given by the Food Standard Agency to reflect how well a food business is following the Food Hygiene Law.

Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers carry out these inspections. They are allowed by law to visit your premises without giving prior notice to check if you are meeting the health safety and hygiene standards.

Once you have accessed your course for the first time, you have 1 year to complete it.

Our e-learning is available to use on tablets, PCs, and laptops. All you need is a stable internet connection.

A learning management system or LMS is a software application for the administration, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of learning content. It is the system that learners will log into, to access their courses, and administrators will use to manage their learners.

The Tutorak LMS has been created with the needs of a business in mind; it reduces the time and effort required to administer training and features detailed reports on training progress. We have worked in partnership with many businesses and organisations and have gained a unique understanding of the challenges they face while delivering training to a workforce. This has allowed us to create a flexible system which can be modified according to the needs of your company.

When you purchase a course, you receive two emails, a payment receipt and login credentials to access the LMS. You can click on the link provided in the email to go to the login page and enter the provided details to log in to your account.

For the purchase of a single course license, you will be given details to access a learner account, where you can take your course directly. Any purchases above a single course license will automatically generate details for an administrator account for you to manage the learners that will be taking the course.

Is Food Safety training a legal requirement?

The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 states that food handlers must be ‘trained in food hygiene matters commensurate with their activities.’

How long does the Level 1 Food Safety certification last for?

The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 do not specify the frequency of this training. Though, it is best practice and industry norm to have employees trained every three years.

Is this Food Safety course the right level for me?

You require a Level 1 Food safety training if you are only responsible for serving food. The job roles requiring a Level 1 training include kitchen porters, front of house employees, checkout staff, food delivery drivers, bar workers and waiters.

What are food hygiene ratings?

These ratings are given by the Food Standard Agency to reflect how well a food business is following the Food Hygiene Law.

Who carries out a food hygiene inspection?

Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers carry out these inspections. They are allowed by law to visit your premises without giving prior notice to check if you are meeting the health safety and hygiene standards.

How long do I have to complete my course?

Once you have accessed your course for the first time, you have 1 year to complete it.

Which devices can I use to access this course?

Our e-learning is available to use on tablets, PCs, and laptops. All you need is a stable internet connection.

What is the Learning Management System?

A learning management system or LMS is a software application for the administration, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of learning content. It is the system that learners will log into, to access their courses, and administrators will use to manage their learners. The Tutorak LMS has been created with the needs of a business in mind; it reduces the time and effort required to administer training and features detailed reports on training progress. We have worked in partnership with many businesses and organisations and have gained a unique understanding of the challenges they face while delivering training to a workforce. This has allowed us to create a flexible system which can be modified according to the needs of your company.

What happens after I have purchased the course?

When you purchase a course, you receive two emails, a payment receipt and login credentials to access the LMS. You can click on the link provided in the email to go to the login page and enter the provided details to log in to your account.

What happens If I buy more than one course?

For the purchase of a single course license, you will be given details to access a learner account, where you can take your course directly. Any purchases above a single course license will automatically generate details for an administrator account for you to manage the learners that will be taking the course.