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Home Care 7 - Food Safety
Home Care 7 – Food Safety

This course explores the vital role home carers have in making sure that they prepare food that is safe to eat. It covers the range of factors that home carers must appreciate when preparing food for individuals, and aims to consider the causes and effects of food poisoning. The course also helps you to develop an understanding of how to handle, store and prepare food properly, improves awareness of the importance of good personal hygiene, including when it is essential to wash hands and explores the need for working within a clean kitchen environment.

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This course explores the vital role home carers have in making sure that they prepare food that is safe to eat. It covers the range of factors that home carers must appreciate when preparing food for individuals, and aims to consider the causes and effects of food poisoning. The course also helps you to develop an understanding of how to handle, store and prepare food properly, improves awareness of the importance of good personal hygiene, including when it is essential to wash hands and explores the need for working within a clean kitchen environment.

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“This has helped me to avoid cross contamination, understand how food needs to be stored in a fridge and the signs of food poising.”
 
Mary Adebiyi – Spencer & Arlington Ltd

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Home Care 7 – Food Safety.

6 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Purchase and Receipt of Food
  • Storage
  • Work Areas and Cleaning
  • Food Preparation and Handling
  • Cooking, Cooling and Serving 
On average this online course should take around 29 minutes.

England

Care Certificate Standard 8

NOS: SCDHSC0213, SCDHSC0214

RQF: Support individuals to eat and drink (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)

Wales

All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 4 & 7

Scotland

National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC’s Induction Standards

Chris Doyle, CMIOSH, Cert Ed, Website

Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle is a highly experienced course consultant at CareTutor, specializing in the “Home Care 5 – Health and Safety” and “Home Care 7 – Food Safety” courses. Chris holds the designations of CMIOSH (Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), Cert Ed (Certificate in Education), MIfL (Member of the Institute for Learning), and is a registered consultant with OSHCR (Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register).

With an impressive background, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. As the Senior Advisor and Trainer at CareTutor, Chris has held various significant roles in health and safety throughout his career. He served as the Senior Health and Safety Advisor for Nottinghamshire Local Education Authority, where he oversaw compliance with health and safety regulations for nearly 400 schools, colleges, and other educational establishments.

Chris also worked as a Health and Safety Advisor and Lecturer at Stafford College, an institution with a staff of over 1,000 and 20,000 students. During his tenure, he played a crucial role in a major £8 million refurbishment project, including the construction of a new sports facility and compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Additionally, Chris delivered a wide range of professional health and safety training courses, ranging from Nebosh General Certificate and Construction Certificate to Nebosh Diploma and Foundation Degree.

In his role as the Head of Health and Safety for Staffordshire County Council, Chris led a team of advisers to ensure compliance with health and safety responsibilities within the Social Services and Education departments. This encompassed overseeing local authority care homes, private care homes, and approximately 400 schools. One of his notable achievements was initiating a comprehensive “Moving and Handling” training program for the entire County Council.

Chris’s extensive experience in the education and public sectors, coupled with his comprehensive knowledge of health and safety regulations, make him an invaluable resource for the Home Care 5 and Home Care 7 courses. His dedication to ensuring compliance and delivering professional training will benefit learners by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to maintain a safe and healthy environment in home care settings.

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