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Can I train furloughed staff?

Can I train furloughed staff?

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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COVID-19: How to do food hygiene training

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Food hygiene training is still important in times of global crisis. Like many food businesses across the United Kingdom, it’s likely you’ve felt a big impact from the “lockdown” measures set in place by the government to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is an uncertain time for many food business owners and employees,…

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What if my food hygiene certificate expires during lockdown?

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If you handle, serve, prepare, or take responsibility for storing food at work, it’s a legal requirement for you to have food hygiene training or a food hygiene certificate and/or to receive supervision by someone who has completed a food hygiene course. This helps to ensure the safety of the general public as well as…

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Does COVID-19 (Coronavirus) impact food hygiene?

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the impact on food hygiene These are unprecedented times for many food business owners across the country as we learn to adapt to the government-imposed social distancing measures and restrictions set in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Fortunately, many food businesses have found ways to adapt their model and…

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What can poor food hygiene cause?

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If you work in a kitchen or otherwise prepare food as part of your job role, you have a legal responsibility to complete food hygiene training. This duty ensures the safety of you, your colleagues, and everyone that you are serving food to, whether those individuals are members of the public, people you care for,…

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Can I do online food hygiene training?

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Food hygiene training is an important feature of your continuous professional development if you work in a kitchen, not to mention a legal requirement if you serve, prepare, handle, or otherwise come into contact with food at work. You might be familiar with having your workplace training delivered in a kitchen environment by a senior…

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What should food hygiene training cover?

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If you own, run, or work in a food business in the United Kingdom, it’s your legal duty to take responsibility for food hygiene training. But when it comes to choosing the right food hygiene course for you, what should you be looking out for? The importance of food hygiene training at work Good food…

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Is food hygiene training a legal requirement?

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There are a lot of misconceptions about the legal requirements surrounding food hygiene training in the United Kingdom. While it isn’t strictly the law that food businesses should make sure all staff have a food hygiene certificate, every food business must take responsibility for staff training and supervision when it comes to food safety. This…

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Is there a national register of food hygiene offenders?

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As a paying customer, when it comes time for us to choose a place to eat, it doesn’t matter whether we’re simply grabbing a sandwich on our lunch break or booking a table in a fancy restaurant for a special occasion. In every possible scenario, we want to know for sure that our food is…

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