HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing (RQF) (HSE)

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing has been developed and is
awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual.


The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment as a food handler
working in a manufacturing environment, or to support a role in the workplace.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone
involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are
regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in
the production of safe food.

Assessment Method:

Multiple-choice examination OR open response workbook

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will:

• Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety

• Understand the importance of food handlers keeping themselves clean and hygienic

• Understand the importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic

• Identify the importance of keeping food products safe

Assessment Criteria:

The learner can:

• Identify the importance of food safety procedures, safe food handling and avoiding
unsafe behavior

• Identify how to report food safety hazards, infestations and food spoilage

• Recognise key legal responsibilities of food handlers

• Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including their role in
reducing the risk of contamination

• Identify effective personal hygiene practices relating to protective clothing, hand
washing, personal illness, cuts, wounds, food handling practices

• Know how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy, by following procedures relating to cleaning methods, safe use of chemicals, storage of cleaning

• Know the importance of safe waste disposal

• Identify the importance of pest control

• Identify main risks to food safety from contamination and cross-contamination from
microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards

• Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for delivery, storage, date marking and stock rotation

• Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food

• Know how to deal with food spoilage including recognition and reporting

Duration: 7 hours
Category: HSE Course
Oil & GaS; Aviation & Maritime; Hospitality & Tourism; Government Hospitality & Tourism; Food Production & Catering; Manufacturing
Food Safety
7 Hours

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