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Overview for Managers in Food Hygiene and Health & Safety


To provide Managers with an update on current food hygiene and health & safety issues. This should enable them to discharge their legal and company responsibilities more effectively.

Who should take this course title

Managers who have responsibility for implementing food hygiene, health and safety practices and training.

This is a lively and informative session that will help bring those who attend up-to-date with current trends, practices and requirements.

Course Structure

Either or both sessions can be attended. Each session lasts for 3 hours with a break mid-way.

The course includes lectures enhanced by visual material and practical teaching aids.

Delegates are encouraged to actively participate in discussion sessions and group activities.

Course Content

Morning – Food Hygiene


  • Current levels of food-borne illness and relevant trends; impact on the hospitality industry
  • Survey of food hazard notifications during the last 12 months
  • Food Alert feedback from hygiene audits during the last 12 months
  • Examples of recent food hygiene prosecutions; lessons to be learned
  • Changes to legislation, e.g. HACCP requirements, food allergen labelling
  • Environmental Health Officer initiatives

Preparation for the Future

  • Proposed changes to legislation and good practice requirements
  • Preparation for using the ‘due diligence’ defence

Afternoon – Health and Safety


  • Accident statistics over the last 12 months, relevant trends and impacts on the hospitality industry
  • Legislation update – changes in the last 12 months
  • Current Environmental Health Officer/Health and Safety Executive initiatives
  • Food Alert feedback from safety audits and incidents during the last 12 months
  • Examples of recent health and safety prosecutions; lessons to be learned

Preparation for the Future

  • Future changes to legislation e.g. new fire safety requirements and noise at work.
  • Preparing to use the ‘best practical means’ defence.


There is no examination.

All Course Delegates will receive a ‘Certificate of Attendance’.


This course will be held at the Food Alert Training Centre.

247 – 249 Cromwell Road, London SW5 9GA.