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					                                       Training Level Guide
                                                                                Stage 1            Stage 2                      Stage 3
                                                                                 Essential          Hygiene
                                                                                                                           Formal training
   Category of                                 Job                             information         awareness
                                                                                                                      Level 1           Level 2 & 3
      staff                                  examples                            Before
                                                                                                  Within 1           Within 3             Where
                                                                                 starting
                                                                                                   month             months             appropriate
                                                                                  work
                                                Storeman
        A                                     Shop assistant
  Handle low risk                               Bar person
                                             Servery assistant
   or wrapped                                 Food delivery
    food only.                                  Cellarman
                                             Waiter / Waitress

           B                                       Chef
     Prepare open                                  Cook
                                            Kitchen assistant
    food, high risk                       Bar staff (who prepare
         food.                                     food)

           C
    Handlers who
                                                  Managers
         have                                    Supervisors
      supervisory
        duties.




Original Food Safety Pack devised, written and produced by the Food Safety Team of Wyre Borough Council’s Environmental Health Service Unit.
 Wyre Borough Council 1996, reproduced by Chelmsford Borough Council with their kind permission.
         Suggested areas to be covered at each training
                             level
                         Stage 1                                               Stage 2                                       Stage 3
             Essential information                                    Hygiene awareness                               Formal training
                                                                                                                         Level 1
  Before beginning work staff should                          Training should be given within                 To be given within 3 months
  receive written or verbal instruction in the                1 month of commencing                           to handlers of high risk, open
  following:                                                  employment in the following:                    foods:
  •



  • What is appropriate clothing.                             • The importance the business                   • Food poisoning
                                                                places on good hygiene                          organisms, types and
  • Hand Washing -                                              practices.                                      sources.
    before handling food
    after handling waste or raw food       • How bacteria can cause                                           • Simple microbiology,
    after going to the toilet                illness.                                                           including growth of
    after breaks                                                                                                bacteria, toxins, spores.
    after coughing, sneezing, blowing nose • The importance of good
    etc.                                     personal hygiene, why high
                                             standards are needed.

                                                              • The causes of cross                           • Layout and structure of
  • Their legal duty to notify their                            contamination and how it can
    supervisor of nose, throat, skin                                                                            premises.
                                                                be prevented.
    infections, bowel or stomach problems
    and food poisoning symptoms                                                               • Personal hygiene, rules
                                                              • Correct food storage            and responsibilities.
                                                                including temperature control
  • To ensuring cuts, sores etc. are kept                       and protection from
    properly covered with coloured,                                                           • Common food hazards
                                                                contamination.                  and control measures.
    waterproof dressing.
                                                              • Use of cleaning materials,                    • Prevention of food
  • Avoiding smoking, eating, drinking, in                      which are safe to use in what
    food rooms.                                                                                                 contamination.
                                                                circumstances.
  • Avoiding coughing and sneezing near                                                                       • Food poisoning,
    food.                                                                                                       symptoms and causes.

  • The dangers of preparing food too far                     • Waste disposal arrangements. • Cleaning and
    in advance.                                                                                disinfection.
                                                              • How to prevent foreign body
  • Keeping food out of the temperature                         contamination.               • Legal obligations.
    danger zone, i.e. keeping it very hot or
    very cold.                                                • Awareness of food pests

  • Separation of raw and cooked food in                                                                      • Pest control.
    preparation and storage.
                                                                                                              • Temperature control.
  • Reheated food to be piping hot.

  • Keeping surfaces and equipment clean
    - “Clean as you go”.

  • To follow safety instructions on food
    packaging.

  Reporting things that are wrong to their
  supervisor.
Original Food Safety Pack devised, written and produced by the Food Safety Team of Wyre Borough Council’s Environmental Health Service Unit.
 Wyre Borough Council 1996, reproduced by Chelmsford Borough Council with their kind permission.
                                                    Foundation Food Hygiene
                                                       Certificate Courses
                                                                            (Local to Chelmsford)

        South East Essex College                                                        Telephone: 01702 220400
        Carnarvon Road                                                                  Minicom: 01702 220642
        Southend-On-Sea                                                                 Fax: 01702 432320
        Essex
        SS2 6LS                                                                         http://www.se-essex-college.ac.uk
        United Kingdom

        Myland Hall Education Centre at                                                 Tel: 01206 851560 / Fax: 01206 845969
        St. Helena Hospice
        Barncroft Close                                                                 http://www.londonlinks.ac.uk/mhec/courses/short.htm
        Colchester
        Essex CO4 9JU

        Chelmsford College                                                              Phone: 01245 265611
                                                                                        Fax. 01245 349009

                                                                                        http://www.chelmsford-college.ac.uk
        Chelmsford College                                                              Tel:01245 263013
        Beeches Close
        Chelmsford                                                                      Website: www.adultcollege-chelm.ac.uk/
        Essex CM1 2SB

        Basildon College                                                                Tel: 01268 532015
        Nethermayne
        Basildon                                                                        Website: www.basildon.ac.uk/
        Essex SS16 5NN

        Braintree College                                                               Tel: 01376 321 711
        1 Church Lane                                                                   Fax: 01376 340 799
        Braintree
        Essex CM7 5SN                                                                   Website: www.braintree.ac.uk/

        Colchester Institute                                                            Tel: 01206 518181
        The Professional Training Centre
        Sheepen House                                                                   Website: www.colch-inst.ac.uk/
        Sheepen Road
        Colchester, Essex CO3 3LH
        Harlow College                                                                  Tel: 01279 868145
        Velizy Avenue                                                                   Fax: 01279 868260
        Town Centre
        Harlow                                                                          Website: www.harlow-college.ac.uk/
        Essex CN20 3LH

        Havering College of Further and Higher Education                                Tel: 01708 455011
        Ardleigh Green Road                                                             Fax: 01708 462788
        Hornchurch
        Essex RM11 2LL                                                                  Website: www.havering-college.ac.uk/

        Easton College                                                                  Phone: 01603 731239
        Easton                                                                          Fax: 01603 741438
        Norwich
        Norfolk                                                                         Email: info@easton-college.ac.uk
        NR9 5DX                                                                         Website: www.easton-college.ac.uk




Original Food Safety Pack devised, written and produced by the Food Safety Team of Wyre Borough Council’s Environmental Health Service Unit.
 Wyre Borough Council 1996, reproduced by Chelmsford Borough Council with their kind permission.

				
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