We don’t realise how easy it is to put our own and other’s health at risk because of the way we handle food.
The Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), is designed for all people with an interest in food handling – particularly those employed to handle food in the hospitality and catering industry.
Mistakes can cost lives and this course aims to provide the knowledge and understanding needed to work with food in a safe manner.
At a first glance it might seem strange for the College of Animal Welfare to be offering ‘Food Hygiene’ courses to those preparing food for humans rather than for animals.
However many animal welfare establishments, wildlife parks and zoos have restaurants, café’s and snack bars that serve food and refreshments to their visitors. It is also increasingly common for veterinary practices to serve food and refreshments to their clients at puppy classes and other such events.
Handling food for human consumption in an animal care environment creates its own challenges but the principles are the same for all food preparation environments. Such has been the success of these courses that we are increasingly finding that delegates are coming from main stream catering and have minimal or no interaction with animals and certainly not in their work environment.
The course is therefore available to all.
Health and Safety in the Workplace (CIEH)
Many things that we do can risk not only our own health and safety but also others without us even knowing.
Small lapses of concentration and careless mistakes occur every day in the workplace, yet many illnesses and incidences can very often be avoided with basic training.
The Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace is designed for all employees requiring essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace.
For those employers with large numbers of staff requiring training the College offers a bespoke training package which will reduce costs. Specifically we recognise that the costs of sending staff to attend external training can be reduced by our trainer attending your premises. There must however by an appropriately equipped training facility for our trainer to use. Delegates will not be allowed to be interrupted during the course to attend to their normal duties.