Our Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Course
Food safety training is highly important in any situation in which food is prepared, cooked and served. As unsafe practises can be highly dangerous (especially with unsafe preparation potentially leading to E-Coli, salmonella & norovirus) it is of the utmost importance that staff are trained in food safety. Not only is it important for staff to be trained, but caterer operators and operators of other professions where food is prepared are required by law to ensure that employees are given the appropriate training in food preparation and handling.
We understand the importance of safety in catering and this is why we offer our excellent Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Course. This 7 hours (one day) course will ensure that food safety training is both enjoyable and informative and we are able to adapt courses to suit your needs. In this article, we will discuss the importance of arranging for a food safety in catering course as well as how we can work with your organisation or business to ensure that you can train your staff on food safety. If you are looking for a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Course or are looking to arrange for a course in food safety level 2 then enquire with Acorn Health & Safety using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team now on:0117 958 2070
The Importance of Food Safety Training
In an industry or business where you are preparing food, the hygiene, personal hygiene of staff and safety of food is paramount for both reputation and revenue.
‘Food poising cases in the UK exceeded 1 million cases in 2014’
In a world where image online (such as online review platforms and social media platforms) are becoming ever more important, preventable issues such as food poising and poor hygiene levels in catering facilities can be catastrophic for both the online and offline reputation of a business. In worse case scenarios, fines can be issued and closures can be enforced until standards of safety and hygiene are vastly improved.
Food safety is important in minimising contamination as well as making your establishment a trusted and inviting environment for customers or clients. Food safety training is also important to prevent customers from suffering from allergic reactions from allergens that could be present in foods as well as in keeping food safe and hygienic.
Benefits of Food Safety Training for a Business
Food safety training also has a range of benefits to businesses that decide to ensure that staff are trained in food safety and hygiene. Food safety training has benefits such as improving quality control which reduces waste. As fewer foods are spilt, contaminated or handled incorrectly – you will both increase food quality and safety as well as save on waste which can increase revenue. Not many people can say that they enjoy carrying out extensive cleaning but specific food safety training can inform and empower employees on the reasons as to why it is important to clean surfaces and equipment. Understanding their role in being directly responsible for the safety and health of customers can also ensure that staff understand the reasoning and importance of their responsibilities.
Our approach to food safety in catering training includes a variety of teaching techniques which are tailored to suit the needs of individual delegates. We include the following topics when carrying out training:
- An introduction to food safety
- The law governing food safety
- Food safety hazards
- Taking temperatures
- Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of food
- Cooking, hot holding and re-heating of food
- Food handlers and personal hygiene
- Food premises, equipment and food pests
- Food Safety & the Law
The government dictates that ‘the 4C’s of food handling’ are Cleaning – Cooking – Chilling – Cross Contamination.
The government sets out that the storing and transporting of food safely is of the utmost importance. This is to ensure that cross-contamination is avoided as well as ensuring that raw and ready-to-eat foods are separated. In terms of training, handlers must receive appropriate training & supervision in regards to food hygiene (in-line with where they work.) Inspection ratings are also carried out by the local council in which checks are carried out to ensure that your business is complying with food law regulations and offering food that is safe to the consumer. You may be covered by the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme should you offer catering services to members of the public.
Arranging for food safety training is highly beneficial to both your business and your customers. Not only can training ensure that your staff operate safely and protect your customers, arranging for training ensures that you are operating legally and responsibly when handling, preparing, cooking and serving food.
Why Choose Acorn as Your Course Provider?
Our food safety trainers are passionate about everything to do with food and food safety. They are also highly skilled and are excellent at adapting courses to suit your specific working environment. This makes sure that food safety training that is provided is informative and enjoyable. Our consultants are highly enthusiastic and knowledgable, holding adult teaching qualifications which are also equally supported by a professional qualification and extensive hands on practical experience. This ensures that the course is delivered to ensure that attendees are fully informed and instructed on the importance of food safety in catering.
We provide delegates with printed course materials such as workbooks and handouts. With successful completion, delegates receive a printed course certificate which is accredited by Qualsafe Awards. Post course our trainers and consultants are also readily available to answer any questions and you will receive an automatic reminder when the qualification is about to expire.
A Variety of Course Options Available
Although our most cost-effective programme, if you have a number of staff that needs training, is our in-house programme, we can also offer open programmes akin to your requirements. In many cases, we can adapt our in-house programme to reference to your locality personal practice and documentation that is required. Our purpose built training centre in Warmley, Bristol is our in-house training centre but we can also deliver our Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Course in any suitable venue that suits your business. Our open courses are suited in particular to individuals or where you are sending a few delegates to attend a course. If you cannot release a large group of staff at one time then our open courses are particularly suited to allow you to release smaller members of staff at a time.
Enquire about Our Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Training Course Today
Acorn Health & Safety teach 18,000 delegates a year and we are committed to providing excellent training in an informative yet relaxed style. Food safety in catering is highly important for both your business or organasiton as well as for the safety and wellbeing of your customers. If you are looking to arrange for food safety training or wish to find out more about our Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Training Course then enquire with Acorn Health & Safety using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team of experts now on: 0117 958 2070