Basic food hygiene

Basic Food Hygiene

The information supplied is at a basic level and takes into account the need for good practices and legislation compliance. The course is also suitable for many service users who prepare food as part of their rehabilitation or occupational therapy programme.

Duration: 3 Hours 

Experience: None required.  This course is suitable for: all staff currently working within health and social care settings in the United Kingdom. The course can be tailor-made to meet the mandatory training needs of domiciliary care agencies, care home or hospital settings and all staff undertaking the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards. In line with Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for mandatory training, attendees should repeat this course on an annual basis. The course is also ideal for carers who have a role in preparing food for clients.

Number of Trainees: 15 maximum

Course Standard: Course is certified by Local Council Environmental Health

Equipment Needed: A range of learning materials will be provided

Candidates will cover:

  • Legislation
  • Food safety and hygiene hazards
  • Temperature control
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding
  • Cooking, hot holding and reheating
  • Food handling
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Causes of Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Dress codes

By the end of the course Candidates will:

  • Gain an understanding of food hygiene regulations
  • Be informed of the correct procedures when handling, cooking and disposing of food stuffs
  • Be aware of the precautions and procedures that must be adhered to