Which Courses Do I Need To Complete To Ensure Restaurant Health & Safety?
You need to complete courses that cover all aspects of health and safety in a food or hospitality business. This will obviously include Food Hygiene Level 2, but it should also include basic first aid training, and manual handling training. If you have a team of people working for you, we’d also recommend completing some form of equality and diversity at work training - to ensure you are offering everyone equal opportunities, regardless of their nationality or background. We have outlined the specific courses to take in the section above.
Why Is Health & Safety Important in a Restaurant?
Restaurants and other catering businesses are surprisingly full of hazards, whether that be to workers or to customers eating the food you serve. These could include burns, cuts, and food poisoning in the worst case scenario. By training your staff on health and safety, whether that be food hygiene or first aid, you will greatly reduce the risk of these hazards. It is also a legal requirement to ensure staff are ‘adequately trained’ in health and safety in order to meet regulations and standards. If you don’t, you could risk large fines and authorities shutting down your business.
Are HSE Doc’s Food Health & Safety Courses Recognised By Governing Bodies?
Yes, they are. Our Food Hygiene Level 2 course is recognised by both local authorities and Environmental Health Officers, and counts towards your overall Food Hygiene Rating. Manual Handling, Equality & Diversity, and First Aid at Work are widely recognised by authorities, and most corporate employers throughout the UK. Courses Level 2 Food Hygiene Manual Handling Slips, Trips, and Falls Working At Heights First Aid at Work Asbestos Awareness