Pest Awareness Training Course
Our online Pest Awareness Training course is ideal for learners who need a basic level of understanding about how animals and insects can be hazardous to food safety. Many pests, such as mice, flies, cockroaches etc. pose a health risk by spreading diseases like Salmonella. This is particularly important where food is present, as food must be free of any kind of contamination, which ultimately could become a danger to consumers.
This course has been designed to give a basic level of understanding about how insects and some animals can become food safety hazards, especially important in food premises.
It covers how to identify signs of pest infestation, how pests can cause illness by contamination, ways to prevent pest entry and what to do should they become a problem in the workplace.
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 30 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Pest Awareness Training for?
This Pest Awareness course is for anyone who works with, handles or sells food.
Pest Awareness 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.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Pest Awareness 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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The aim of this course is to give you a basic level of understanding about how insects and some animals can become unwanted pests and hazardous to food safety. It covers how to identify signs of pest infestation, ways to prevent pest entry and what to do should they become a problem in the workplace.
This is particularly important where food is present, as food must be free of any kind of contamination, which ultimately could become a danger to consumers.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- explain the consequences of pest infestation
- explain what the EU Regulations requires of food producers
- explain what HACCP is and its role as part of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
- Identify which insects and animals are common food safety hazards
- explain the dangers posed by pests
- identify the damage caused by pests
- identify the presence of pests
- explain ways in which pest infestation can be prevented
- explain how to store pesticides safely
- demonstrate how to store food safely
- list ways in which pests can be controlled
- name the Regulations that apply to the use of chemicals and pesticides
- explain the importance of stock rotation
- explain the meaning of ‘FIFO’
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
Introduction Pest Awareness
This section introduces the course by showing the learner a scenario of a customer finding a fly in his soup at a restaurant.
Module 1 - Consequences of Pests
This section of the course looks at the consequences of pests as food safety hazards if they are found in food or within food preparation areas.
Module 2 - Types of Pests
This section covers the various types of pests that can cause harm, including common pests such as rats, cockroaches and mice.
Module 3 - Pest Control
In this final section, you’ll cover the different methods of pest control and how to implement them safely, this will also help to prevent future pest infestations.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 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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