Food Safety Level 1 - Online Training

10 modules


Liane McGuire

25 Mar 2019



Please note: you will have online access to complete your course for 14 days only from the date of your enrolment. Once completed you will receive your certificate via email. Upon completion or after this 14 day period, you will no longer have access to the modules.

Course Content

Unit 1. Introduction to Food Safety & Legislation

  • Food Safety law
  • Duties of employers
  • Duties of employees

Unit 2. Food Hazards, Contamination and Controls

  • What contamination is and food safety hazards
  • The four categories of food contamination
  • Ways to deal with and prevent contamination
  • Learn about cross contamination and the ways in which cross contamination can be controlled

Unit 3. Food Poisoning

  • How Food Poisoning occurs
  • Causes of Food Borne Illness
  • Symptoms of Food Poisoning
  • Controls to Prevent Food Poisoning
  • Legal Responsibilities for all Food Workers 

Unit 4. Personal Hygiene

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Unhygienic Practices
  • Dangers of Poor Hygiene Practices
  • Handwashing
  • Protective Clothing (PPE)
  • Staff facilities
  • First aid & Accidents
  • Fitness to work regulations

Unit 5. Controls in Food Handling

  • Training
  • Safe Steps – why bother?
  • Food Safety Signage
  • Controls for Safe Food Preparation
  • Controls for Safe Food Deliveries
  • Controls for Safe Food Storage

Unit 6. Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • The Food Premises
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting
  • Good Cleaning Practice
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Safe Disposal of Waste

Unit 7. Pest Control

  • Pest  Control
  • Pest Hazards
  • Preventing food infestation
  • Pest Control Measures

Unit 8.  HACCP

  • HACCP definition
  • The Seven Principles of HACCP
  • The HACCP Model
  • The Four Steps to Implementing Controls


  • Know the law regarding food hygiene, and how employers and employees can comply
  • Understand the importance of food hygiene, and recognise the types of health issues poor food hygiene can cause
  • Be competent in identifying the various types of food safety hazards, and how to avoid putting food at risk
  • Be able to maintain good standards of personal hygiene in order to avoid contaminating food
  • Understand the importance of thorough cleaning and proper waste management and know how to carry out effective cleaning activities
  • Understand and respond to any signs of pest infestation
  • Learn the core principles of HACCP


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Food Safety Level 1

Learning Credits

Skills Team Honour Code
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Introduction to Food Safety Level 1
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Introduction to Food Safety & Legislation
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Food Hazards, Contamination and Control
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Personal Hygiene
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Controls in Food Handling
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Cleaning and Disinfecting
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Pest Control
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Food Safety Level 1 Assessment
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