Cleaning in the Food Industry

CPD Course / Online Training / Customer Support Available / FREE Resits



£30 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 CPD points / hours

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“Housekeeping and cleaning systems shall be in place which ensure appropriate standards of hygiene are maintained at all times and the risk of product contamination is minimised”

  • BRC Global Standards Issue 7.
  • It will not be possible to produce safe clean food in dirty premises. Cleaning is a fundamental requirement and is part of prerequisite systems for HACCP. Cleaning must be regular and systematic. Colour coding is essential and cleaning chemicals must be used correctly, in correct concentrations. There has sometimes been a tendency for cleaning to be done haphazardly, by staff who regard cleaning as not their primary role, but it cannot be underemphasised that responsibility must be allocated to ensure cleaning is carried out correctly to minimise bacteria and contamination. This course is essential for anyone who cleans in the food industry, either their own areas, or working as dedicated cleaners. Cleaning methods and frequency should be determined by risk, and because of this, supervisors could find this course useful in designing systems, although it has been primarily designed to raise awareness in those who have responsibility for cleaning.

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This level 2 course is 1.5 hours, to include the 30 multi-choice question assessment. The user must achieve a pass rate of 75% to be able to print their accredited certificate directly from their PC. The user can also e-mail the certificate to another printer if required. The certificate has a QR code which, if scanned by a smartphone, will enable certificate validation.

Course Content:-

The course has 3 sections.

Section 1:

  • Introduction
  • Reporting illness
  • The foundations of cleaning
  • Food safety hazards
  • Cleaning chemicals

Section 2:

  • Risks and hazards associated with cleaning
  • Manual handling
  • Electrical equipment
  • Emergencies and first aid
  • Preventing contamination and cross-contamination
  • Colour coding
  • Storing equipment
  • Storing chemicals

Section 3:

  • Cleaning sequences and practices
  • Washrooms and toilets
  • Cleaning floors and surfaces
  • Washing equipment
  • CIP and clean as you go
  • Dealing with waste
  • Preventing and dealing with pests

Train 4 Academy is a member of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and this course has been awarded 1 CPD point if used towards a professional development programme.

Who is this course for?

Everyone who cleans in the food industry, or who is responsible for cleaning. Many underestimate the science of cleaning. It is a technical subject and in order to achieve maximum cleanliness and sanitation, it must be done correctly. This is a vital topic for any food business. There are no pre-training requirements for this course.

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Annie asked:

If you fail first time can you keep doing test till you pass


Hi Annie Thank you for your question regarding our Cleaning in the Food Industry. You will have access to the course for a total of 12 months once you're set up. If for any reason you do fail the course we offer unlimited free resits. Simply call or email our support team and they will reset your assessment for you to re-take at your earliest convenience. I hope that this helps and if you have any further questions please feel free to contact me. Darren, Train4Academy

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emil asked:

Is the certificate fee included in course price?


Good Morning, Thank you for your message. Yes the certificate is included in the course price. Once the assessment is passed the student can download and print out their certificate straight away. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards Emily, Train4Academy

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Hi Gary, Thanks for taking the time to look at our Cleaning in the Food Industry course. I would like to help you, are you able to elaborate on your original question please? Darren, Train4Academy

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