Basic Food Safety Level 1

Basic Food Safety (level 1) course is perfect for those who work in food and drink related job roles but do not handle or prepare raw food. This course focuses on the importance of personal hygiene, food hazards, effective cleaning, and the basic legal requirements of meeting food safety standards.

This course is suitable for:

  • Kitchen Porters
  • Warehouse Employees
  • Checkout Employees
  • Waiters and Bar Workers
  • Food Delivery Drivers
  • Counter Service

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Certificate

Self-print certificate

Course type

Online study / e-learning

Price

FREE

Course aim:

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the importance of food safety in the workplace. It focuses on the understanding of personal hygiene, food hazards, a clean workplace and the law.

Course objectives:

  • Aware of what food hygiene and safety is
  • Understand the importance of maintaining a good personal level of hygiene
  • Be able to recognise food hazards and how to prevent them
  • Understand cleaning methods and their importance
  • Understand what food poisoning is and how to prevent it
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how food safety laws and legislation applies to you in the workplace
  • Understand the principles of stock rotation.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
    5 minutes
  • Food law and standards
    5 minutes
  • The Food Acts
    5 minutes
  • Food Standards Agency UK
    5 minutes
  • Food Standards Scotland
    5 minutes
  • Environmental Health
    5 minutes
  • Everyone is responsible
    5 minutes
  • The importance of good food hygiene
    5 minutes
  • Consequences of poor food hygiene
    5 minutes
  • Maintaining food hygiene and safety
    5 minutes
  • Definitions and terms
    5 minutes
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
    5 minutes
  • Due diligence
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • Food contaminants
    5 minutes
  • High-risk foods
    5 minutes
  • Preventing food poisoning
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • Basic microbiology
    5 minutes
  • Viruses
    5 minutes
  • Bacteria
    5 minutes
  • The Food Poisoning Chain
    5 minutes
  • Binary Fission
    5 minutes
  • Danger zone
    5 minutes
  • What causes food to be in the danger zone?
    5 minutes
  • Important things to look out for
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • What is physical contamination?
    5 minutes
  • Preventing physical contamination
    5 minutes
  • What is chemical contamination?
    5 minutes
  • Preventing chemical contamination
    5 minutes
  • Your responsibility
    5 minutes
  • Food allergy and food intolerance
    5 minutes
  • 14 major food allergens
    5 minutes
  • Anaphylaxis
    5 minutes
  • Responding to anaphylaxis
    5 minutes
  • Further training in allergen awareness
    5 minutes
  • Reflection – Allergen contamination
    5 minutes
  • What is cross contamination?
    5 minutes
  • Main causes of cross contamination
    5 minutes
  • Personal hygiene and fitness to work
    5 minutes
  • Working with food
    5 minutes
  • Reporting sickness
    5 minutes
  • Effective hand-washing
    5 minutes
  • When to wash your hands
    5 minutes
  • Handwashing protocol
    5 minutes
  • Hand rubs and gels
    5 minutes
  • Disposable gloves
    5 minutes
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • Benefits of effective cleaning
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning schedule
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning processes
    5 minutes
  • Surfaces and equipment
    5 minutes
  • Surface cleaning cloths
    5 minutes
  • Stages of cleaning surfaces
    5 minutes
  • Washing-up
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • Food storage
    5 minutes
  • Stock rotation
    5 minutes
  • Use by and Best Before Dates
    5 minutes
  • Suppliers and deliveries
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • Pests
    5 minutes
  • Signs of pests
    5 minutes
  • Reflection
    5 minutes
  • Basic Food Safety Level 1
    15 questions
  • Course Submission and Feedback
    0 minutes

Your course includes

 

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your workplace.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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