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Adhering to strict food and hygiene standards has never been more crucial. The need to demonstrate high standards of food hygiene to customers and Environmental Health officers is paramount if you are continuing to operate via a delivery/takeaway service during Covid-19, or indeed plan to re-open once lockdown restrictions are eased.
Keeping your training certificates up-to-date is important if you are to provide evidence to authorities that you are doing everything by the book and are adequately trained to carry out your duties safely and in a responsible manner. Firstly, you will need to ensure that all your training certificates are in date and/or have been renewed – if you undertook your training with NCASS, you can see this by logging in to your member control panel, where you also have the option to re-visit contents of the course.
Secondly, ensuring that your staff have undertaken the right training in order to handle food is paramount in maintaining high safety standards and building customer confidence. For staff in daily contact with food, the most suitable course available is a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate which they can undertake via our online training course at a time and pace to suit them.
Time in isolation provides the perfect opportunity for us all to better our knowledge and think of ways to get up-to-date on new developments within the industry. Whether it’s driving your business forward to be more sustainable with our Sustainability Training, or familiarising yourself with First Aid or Gas Safety. If you’ve got time to spare, then why not spend it obtaining relevant certificates that enable you to tick all the compliancy boxes.
Our online training courses have been created specifically for the catering industry in mind and are approved by Milton Keynes Council and accredited by City & Guilds. Take a look at some of the courses on offer.