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Health and Safety for Food Workers Training Course

Health and Safety for Food Workers cert

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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 120 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 2

Our Health and Safety for Food Workers Training Course will help learners understand the hazards associted with food production and food retail. This course will also help you with due diligence if an accident was to occur.

The food industry is one of the UK’s most hazardous industries. Accidents in work are often traced to labour intensive production methods involving hot ovens, oils, complex machinery and tiredness due to shift working and the poultry processing industry has been highlighted as the most hazardous.

This important course focuses specifically on the hazards encountered throughout the food industry, and will help to meet due diligence requirements for health and safety training.

  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Assured by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 120 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online Health and Safety for Food Workers Training for?

If your job involves working with food, such as machinery, for example, a factory conveyor belt or using equipment for cooking, then this course gives you the essential knowledge you need to minimise risk to your health.

This course is ideal for workers within the food industry who come across a variety of hazards within their job role.

Health and Safety for Food Workers Training Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Health and Safety for Food Workers Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

This Health and Safety for Food Workers course is written specifically to cover those hazards associated with food production and food retail. It will help with due diligence should an accident occur, but it is important in your accident prevention planning. It will help you meet the demands of audit and inspection and is written to National Occupational Standards.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Name the five main types of accident highlighted by the HSE
  • Identify hazards in food industry workplaces
  • Name the legislations food companies must comply with
  • Explain the responsibilities of owners, managers and employees in the workplace
  • Explain what must be reported under RIDDOR
  • Give some health and safety statistics
  • List the 5-steps of a Risk Assessment
  • Explain what to do in the event of a small fire starting
  • Explain what should be in an evacuation plan
  • Explain that ‘bioterrorism’ is
  • Explain what the Government advice is in the event of a terrorist attack
  • Name some major workplace accident categories
  • Name the types of accidents and injuries that can occur in the food industry

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Health and Safety for Food Workers

    This section introduces the learner to the course and explains how the food industry can be a dangerous place to work.

  • Module 1 - Types of Dangers and Legal Responsibilities

    This section of the course concentrates on the types of dangers that can be found in the food industry and due to this, the legislation that has been put in place to protect food workers. It also looks at the legal responsibilities of owners and managers and employees.

  • Module 2 - Minimising Risks in the Food Industry

    This module of the course looks at some more hazards within the food industry, such as noise, burns and chemicals. It looks at how to minimise risks through the use of PPE (personal protective equipment), hazard symbols and safety signs.

  • Module 3 - Good Practice

    In this final section, you will cover maintenance and housekeeping, the importance of maintaining these acceptable practices and how they prevent hazards and risks within the food industry


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Health and Safety for Food Workers cert


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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 120 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 2

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