FOOD SAFETY TRAINING COURSES
The law requires that all food handlers need to be trained according to their food handling work activities. These qualifications will assist food business operators prove that they have displayed due diligence by enrolling their food handlers on an HABC course that is suitable for the work they do and therefore compliant in the eyes of the law.
On obtaining HABC Food Safety qualifications, employees who handle food will gain a firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved. Furthermore, they will have the confidence and expertise to deliver quality food safely to customers.
The HABC Food Safety qualifications are intended for anyone working in catering, hospitality or manufacturing settings where food is prepared, cooked, served or produced. Typical environments may include pubs, hotels, restaurants, retail, factories, contract catering, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools, prisons and the armed forces.
Food Safety Levels
The purpose of the HABC Food Safety qualifications are as follows:
Level 1 - ensures that employees from all food sectors are equipped with a basic knowledge of food safety to enable them to produce safe food.
Level 2 – ensures that food handlers are aware of the hazards and controls associated with the types of food they produce.
Level 3 – ensures that supervisors are aware of the legislation applicable to food safety and how to best communicate the required standards to employees.
Level 4 - ensures that managers are aware of the procedures and standards required to allow safe food to be served at all times and that due diligence is secured.