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: email@example.com 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.