Cleaning in Food Premises Training Course

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 13th March 2023

CPD Approved IoH Approved
Cleaning in Food Premises
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  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

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  • 1 learner per course

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  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

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£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

By law, all food premises must be kept clean in order to prevent the risks to health and safety caused by contamination and harmful bacteria. This Cleaning in Food Premises course helps learners to develop the knowledge needed to carry out cleaning tasks thoroughly, effectively and safely, all whilst ensuring food safety is upheld.

The course will provide learners with an understanding of cleaning schedules and how to develop/follow them, their legal responsibilities under food safety law, how to protect food from contamination whilst cleaning, and the best methods for cleaning different parts of the food premises.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Ensures compliance with Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the hygiene of food stuffs

Meets UK and EU legal requirements for food handlers

Matches the CIEH Level 2 Cleaning in Food Premises syllabus

Developed by food safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand their legal responsibilities and the importance of thorough, safe and effective cleaning.
  • Know how to create and follow a cleaning schedule.
  • Understand how to recognise food safety hazards and prevent contamination whilst cleaning.
  • Recognise the risks to health and safety posed by cleaning activities and how to prevent them.
  • Know how to prepare the food premises, cleaning equipment and cleaning products.
  • Have knowledge of the best methods for cleaning each part of the food premises.
  • Understand how to identify, report and manage pests.
  • Understand the importance of safe waste disposal.

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Module 1: Cleaning Responsibilities and Schedules

Useful definitions, why cleaning is important, legal responsibilities, types of cleaning and cleaning schedules.

Module 2: Health and Safety Hazards

Food safety hazards, physical, chemical, microbial and allergenic hazards, health and safety, COSHH and recording and reporting accidents and illnesses.

Module 3: Preparing to Clean

Personal hygiene, hand washing, protective clothing, protecting food from chemical contamination, chemical storage, preparing premises for cleaning, ventilation, cleaning products, cleaning equipment and safety signs.

Module 4: Cleaning Methods

Preventing contamination, clean as you go, methods for cleaning floors, walls, fixtures and fittings, dishes and utensils.

Module 5: Pests, Waste Disposal and Cleaning Standards

Pests, waste disposal, environmental impact, maintenance of cleaning equipment and monitoring cleaning standards.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This online cleaning course is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for cleaning premises where food is prepared, handled, sold and/or served. The course requires no pre-requisite knowledge and is suitable for employees of all levels of the business.

Written by experts

Paul Turner, Senior Environmental Health Officer

In partnership with

Paul Turner

Senior Environmental Health Officer

Paul Turner is a Senior Environmental Health Officer at North Yorkshire Council with a great passion for the highest standards of food safety. As well as holding a degree in Environmental Health and a HND in Applied Science (Biology) Paul has completed the following: Certificate of Registration with Environmental Health Officers Registration Board, Assessment of Professional Competence (CPD), ISO 9000:2000 Lead Auditor qualification and has Chartered status from CIEH.

Paul has 30 years of experience in the sector working for local authorities and is on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) working group and is a Local Authority member of the FSA group contributing to their Register a Food Business (RAFB) service.

Paul is an experienced public speaker on food safety who has developed and delivered training on behalf of the Food Standards Agency and others in the sector as he continues his drive to ensure the highest standards of food safety.

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