Health and Safety Training Course - Food Hygiene Certificate

Whereas Food Safety courses protect the food, Health & Safety protects people. Under the health and safety at work act 1974, and a wealth of later additional regulations, training staff in health and safety is a legal requirement.

If you are a food worker you should receive training in health and safety as well as food safety.

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  • Health and Safety for Food Workers
  • Health and Safety for Food Workers
  • Health and Safety for Food Workers
  • City and guilds accredited
  • Instant certification
  • Easily completed
  • Industry specific
  • Satisfies legal requirements
  • Suitable for all

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Who needs this course?

This course is specifically designed to address the hazards associated with the food industry, of which the main ones are:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Manual handling of heavy trucks, equipment and carcases
  • Burns from hot oils, ovens and surfaces
  • Work-related dermatitis
  • Cuts from knives

The health and safety estimate that over 603,000 workers had an accident at work in 2010/11, and these are the only reported injuries. These represented 26.4 million working days lost. Of these, the HSE states that the food industry is statistically very significant. The food industry is dangerous.

This award is the only food specific health and safety online course to be accredited by City and Guilds. The course covers the hazards associated with the food industry, and will help towards due diligence responsibilities in the case of accidents. This course is appropriate for all food workers.

The course is divided into three lessons and all illustrations are taken from food situations.

Couse Content for Health and Safety for Food Workers

Lesson 1 (click to expand)

  • Introduction
  • Health and safety legislation
  • The health and safety at work act 1974
  • Assessing and controlling risk
  • Health and safety policy.
  • Enforcement
  • The role of enforcement officers
  • Accidents
  • Legislation relating to the exclusion of food workers
  • Violence and harassment in the workplace
  • First Aid
  • Employees endangering themselves and others
  • The workplace – Ventilation
  • Lighting and work equipment
  • Welfare
  • Premises layout
  • Floors
  • Emergency procedures
  • Fire
  • Bomb threats and terrorism
  • Occupational dermatitis
  • Working at heights
  • Safety signs

Lesson 2 (click to expand)

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Maintenance and housekeeping
  • Slips and trips
  • Manual handling
  • Sacks, roll cages and wheeled racks
  • Lifting aids
  • Flat belt conveyors
  • Food processing equipment
  • Safe use of knives
  • Powered equipment.
  • Other choppers and cutters
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Gas appliances
  • Vehicle safety.

Lesson 3 (click to expand)

  • Burns
  • Treatment of burns
  • Noise at work
  • The control of noise regulations 2005
  • Cleaning chemicals


About 2 hours, but the learning is at the speed of the user.


When the user feels ready for the City and Guilds accredited test, there are 30 multi-choice questions (A, B, C or D). The user clicks onto the correct answer and the computer marks the paper electronically. 20 correct answers are required to obtain a certificate.


Successful candidates are able to print their health and safety for food Workers City and Guilds accredited award, directly from their PC, or email their certificate to another nominated PC.

Successful candidates will have their results stored in the City and guilds database, the “walled garden”.


£29 + VAT per course – Multiple discounts available when buying more than 10 courses - This award is available for catering, manufacturing and retail.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • QWhat is the difference between food safety and health & safety?
  • AFood safety is all about protecting the food, for example, from contamination. Health and safety is about protecting the individual workers and visitors at the workplace.
  • QMust I train my staff in health and safety?
  • AYes. It is a legal requirement to train staff in health and safety.
  • QMust I send my staff to a formal course?
  • ANo, how you train your staff is your responsibility but when you use a City and Guilds accredited course, you know you have provided them with an excellent course containing all the relevant information. You might be very grateful for that if your staff has an accident.
  • QIs the health and safety for food workers course split into catering, manufacture and retail in the same way as food safety?
  • AThis course does not split into occupational areas as many of the hazards associated with the food industry are common to all areas.
  • QQ. How long do I have to pass the certification?
  • AOnce you have paid your course and received your access codes, the course will be available for one year. If you do not pass the certification within this period, the course expires.

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