Food safety training

Richmond Council no longer offer food safety training. If you are looking for courses in the borough we recommend you contact a local training provider.

Rules relating to training

All food handlers engaged in your food business should be supervised, instructed and/or trained in food hygiene matters as necessary, bearing in mind the type of work which they do.

Staff who handle food should appreciate the essentials of food hygiene before starting work, including:

  • personal hygiene
  • fitness to work
  • temperature control
  • cross contamination
  • cleaning procedures
  • labelling and other safety instructions

Staff that prepare open high risk foods, or handle food and have a supervisory role must have training to a level equivalent to an Ofqual accredited Level 2 Certificate within 3 months of starting work.

It is also very important that staff be instructed in, and appreciate the importance of, any control or monitoring points identified by your Food Safety Management Procedure for which they are responsible for carrying out.

Locating a training centre

Richmond Council no longer offer food safety training. If you are looking for courses in the borough or the surrounding area we recommend you contact one of the following training providers:

Details of other Food Safety courses and qualifications can be obtained from the:

Contact Commercial Environmental Health

If you have any questions or would like any advice, please contact us:

Consumer Protection

2nd Floor
Civic Centre
44 York Street
Twickenham
TW1 3BZ

Telephone: 020 8891 7994
Email: commercialeh@richmond.gov.uk
Fax: 020 8891 7713

We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Updated: 23 May 2016