Food Safety Awareness

Course Description

This course forms part of our mandatory training suite and contains the essential information for all staff who handle food and drink as part of their roles, including those in non-care facing roles. Presented in a fun and informative way designed to meet the needs of staff working in a range of settings, to ensure participants have the essential knowledge to keep food and drink safe and prevent illness from food poisoning and food borne illness.

Course Outline

  • Overview of health and safety legislation
  • Common causes of accidents and accident prevention
  • Overview of electrical safety
  • Safer moving and handling
  • Good practice relating to COSHH
  • Fire safety and prevention

Course Duration



The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues.

More About This Course

Food Safety Training

In any environment where food is handled there are no excuses for poor hygiene. Failure to prioritise hygiene, or sloppy food safety practices can result in serious illness. Some of the illnesses that can result from unsafe practices include E-Coli, norovirus and salmonella. Older people are at greater risk of contracting food poisoning because, as we age, our immune systems tend to weaken.

Keeping up to date with the latest health and safety regulations is one of the best ways to keep risks to a minimum. Food safety and hygiene training should be a priority for any organisation that handles, prepares and serves food.

What is Food Safety Awareness?

Training in food safety is a legal requirement but it makes good sense for any social care setting to prioritise food safety. The legal requirements form a basic minimum. Food safety awareness training teaches good practices that go beyond the legal requirements. The course contains all the essential information for all staff who handle food and drink in their roles, including those in non-caring facing roles. The course helps people who may be unaware of food safety or those who need a refresher on how to handle food safely. Basic food safety training should be a prerequisite for anyone working with food.

What does the course include?

Embark Learning’s Food Safety Awareness course covers the handling, preparation and cooking of food. It begins by looking at what we mean by food safety and explores why it’s so important. What are the main hazards associated with food preparation and how best they can be anticipated and avoided?

There’s a range of legislation surrounding food safety such as the Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995. The course outlines the current legislation and what it requires. It also gives an overview of the preventative food safety system Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).

Cleaning and personal hygiene play a key role in food safety. The course outlines how staff working with food can develop good habits that reduce the risk of food borne viruses or other food hygiene issues developing.

It also explores the different types of food contamination, chemical, physical and biological and how they can be pre-empted and avoided, as well as looking at pest control

The course lasts for 3hrs, assessment is ongoing by the trainer and all participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The course can be delivered at a location to suit you or at one of Embark Learning’s training centres.

How will staff benefit from this training?

Food safety awareness training helps reduce the risks surrounding food preparation. It reduces the risk of food poisoning, helps create healthy practices among staff and fosters a better understanding of their professional roles.

Get in Touch with Embark Learning today!

Food Safety Awareness is at the heart of good health and hygiene practice in any kind of health and social care setting. Get in touch with Embark Learning today to learn how we can help your staff get it right.