Food handlers level 1 training

food handling training level 1

Food business owners are mandated by law, to make sure that food handlers will have appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely.


If you are responsible for developing and maintaining a business’s food safety management procedures, you must have received adequate training to enable you to do this.

In UK, food handlers don’t have to hold a food hygiene certificate to prepare or sell food, although many food businesses will prefer that they do. The necessary skills may be obtained through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience.

Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is designed as an introduction to food safety in order to give people who work alongside low-risk food with a basic knowledge of general food safety controls and procedures.

The course is solely for staff who do not have a direct role in preparing or handling food but who need to have a basic knowledge of food hygiene in order to ensure that they are able to work safely.

This is for workers who are not involved in the preparation or handling of high-risk food, or who only handle wrapped or pre-packaged food. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Waiter in a restaurants
  • Front of house employees
  • Checkout staff
  • Bar workers
  • Kitchen porters.

If your task involves directly handling or preparing high-risk foods, then you will need to take our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course in order to comply with food handlers’ legal obligations.

UK food hygiene certificates don’t have an expiry date. It is left to the discretion of the food business owner or environmental health officer to decide whether a refresher course is needed. This may be a result of changes to legislation or technological developments in food hygiene.

Upon the completion of the course you will be given a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also accredited by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

Achieving Food Safety for Manufacturing

Achieving Food Safety for Manufacturing

There are different kinds of health and safety regulations. From first-aid assurance, to fire safety, even about Hazardous Substances found at work among many others. These health and safety matters are important and negligence of health and safety standards that are implemented may cause harm and worse situations arise and you are unprepared.

If things like infrastructure construction materials and even as simple as stuff like the materials used for kids toys have regulations then food is no exception.

Today with all the knowledge we learned as time progressed about food and food serving. Food manufacturing provided us options and eliminated issues such as quick food spoilage and unreliable access to food.  Making sure that those who prepare and handle food manufactured food only provide safe and non-contaminated food is a important concern.

Of course there are standards and regulations that have been set for Food Manufacturing. One of the more known organizations that are concerned and responsible for food safety standards in food manufacturing are the following:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization or the other known name as FAO is an agency of the United Nationsthat leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.


  • World Health Organization or other known name as WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. Though WHO has other prioritized concerns nowadays are different, food manufacturing still related to one of the common issues they deal with.

They are among the other organizations who aimed to improve and uphold the standards of Food Manufacturing for everyone.

One of the common concerns if you aim to achieve safety in food manufacturing are the workplace employees hygiene, sanitary and cleanliness of the workplace, toxicity and reliability of the technology and tools used for food manufacturing and the how safe the materials used to produce food are one of the few concerns.