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Health & Safety in Catering 


Health & Safety certification for those working in the food & beverage industry is not only imperative to avoid accidents, but a legal requirement if you are to keep both customers and staff safe.

Our Health & Safety training course is ideal for business owners and their staff to gain a general understanding of health and safety in the workplace, with a particular focus on hazards likely to be found in workplaces used by NCASS members and independent hospitality businesses.

Who is it suitable for?

  • Business owners
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Staff handling food

This course at a glance:

  • Exceeds all UK and EU requirements
  • Mobile device compatible
  • No time limits: pause and continue whenever
  • Online course and test
  • Laminated A4 certificate included
  • Approximate duration: 8-10 hours

After completing the course, the learner will:

  • Understand the costs of poor health and safety and the benefits of good health and safety.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare within the workplace.
  • Understand the general requirements of H & S law.
  • Understand how risk assessments are carried out and how they can improve health, safety and welfare in the workplace.
  • Recognise common hazards in a workplace and understand common risk controls.
  • Understand the common causes of workplace accidents and the range of actions that may be required after an incident.
  • Understand the arrangements necessary to provide appropriate first aid treatment and deal with emergencies in the workplace.
  • Understand the need to record and where necessary report accidents and incidents and wider actions to be taken

Modules included:

  • The Need for Good Standards of Health, Safety and Welfare
  • An Introduction to Health, Safety and Welfare Law
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Gas Safety
  • Chemical Safety & Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • First Aid and Accident Reporting
  • Stress, Lone Working and Violence at Work
  • Work Equipment and including Pressure Systems
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual Handling
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Working at Height
  • Noise & Vibration

How long will it take to complete?

There are 14 modules included in the course which will take between 8-10 hours to complete. There is a brief quiz at the end of each module to aid memory retention.  The course finishes with a 40 multiple choice question assessment at the end to be completed within a 45-minute timeframe – the pass mark is 75% - 30/40. You can save and go back to the course at any stage, enabling you to complete at your own pace.


NCASS certificates certainly pack a punch with EHOs, and that’s why you should train with us. NCASS has over 30+ years’ experience working with independent hospitality businesses across the UK, supporting them through expert advice, deals & discounts from some of the UK’s most established suppliers, training courses, legal documentation and much more.

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Course Details

who-is-this-forWho's this health and safety course for?
Anyone who needs to understand health & safety in the catering environment.

topics-coveredTopics covered in the NCASS health and safety course
Equipment, fryers and ventilation, knife handling, chemicals, slips, trips & falls, safety signs, manual handling and much more...

aim-of-courseAim of the course
To provide knowledge and understanding of health and safety principles and practices.

assessment-criteriaAssessment criteria
60 multiple choice questions on a 60 minute timer. The pass mark is 45/60 (75%). Remember, there's no limit on re-takes.

leaving-outcomesLearning outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of health and safety practices.

courses-delivery-methodCourse delivery method
Online via our homemade system which includes an auto-save feature so you can pause and resume training at your own pace.

certificateHealth and safety certificate
Upon completion of Health and Safety training you'll receive a personalised and laminated A4 certificate.

These will help you remember the course content. There are too many pages to print so you’re best sticking to the online notes.

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