Food Safety – Level 3
Those who operate in a supervisory role in the workplace need to be aware of their responsibilities with regards to food safety. Most food poisoning outbreaks can be traced back to the failure of those responsible for communicating and implementing hygiene standards.
These qualifications ensure that supervisors are aware of the legislation applicable to food safety and how best to communicate the required standards to employees.
An essential element of high food safety standards in any business is the ability to motivate, train and supervise staff to ensure they are competent food handlers. The relevant and practical style of the Level 3 Qualifications will ensure that supervisors have the confidence to lead by example, encourage good hygiene practices and take appropriate corrective action to make sure that all food activities are safe. On achieving any of these qualifications, competence to supervise others safely can be demonstrated.
This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3 day classroom-based course.
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the candidate must answer at least 40 out of 60 questions correctly. A Merit is awarded to candidates scoring 50 or more. The examination will take a maximum of 2 hours to complete.