“I didn’t realise” is a saying that employees often use to excuse poor health and safety practice. Unfortunately for staff and their management and property owners, it won’t wash in the eyes of health and safety law. All industries and businesses, large and small must have safe systems in place and employees should know how to work safely.
Due diligence means taking all reasonable precautions to avoid harm being caused in the workplace, whether it’s through food poisoning, contamination or accidental harm. Failure to control activities and working practices in any business can lead to costly fines, loss of jobs, customers and even closure.
Staff training in food safety and health and safety are key to the success of any catering business. A clear measure of the success of training is being awarded a ‘level 5’ food hygiene rating. Once achieved, there should be no going back from the top. Staff must be constantly ‘due diligent’ and understand the vision and policies of their employers and, be recognised and praised for their part in the company’s achievements.
When was the last time you audited your training records? Michelle Hay can ensure that your employees are trained to the legal minimum requirements and more, and remove the worry about the day that the inspector calls.
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