Chef plating food - Health and Safety for Catering - Level 1 - Sentinel Laboratories Ltd

Health and Safety for Catering - Level 1

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Duration: 3 Hour Course


Who is it for? The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Catering is a qualification intended for delegates working in catering and those who are preparing to start work in the industry. Delegates gaining this qualification will know that Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, including contractors, visitors and suppliers.

Course Objectives By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Understand the common causes of accidents in the catering sector and the costs to the economy and business
  • Understand the controls necessary to prevent slips, trips and falls in the catering sector
  • Understand the importance of wearing PPE and the purpose of its provision
  • Identify the occupational diseases common to the catering sector which PPE can prevent
  • Understand fire safety procedures
  • Identify actions to be taken if someone gets burnt
  • Understand how to safely use different types of electrical equipment found in a catering environment
  • Understand the correct way to lift and carry objects
  • Understand how to work from height safely
  • Understand the need for good personal hygiene in a workplace
  • Understand what different colour coding signifies on safety signs
  • Understand the procedures to be carried out when using chemicals found in a catering environment
  • Understand the purposes of first aid

Topics Covered

  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Accidents
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Protective Clothing
  • Fire
  • Electricity
  • Manual Handling
  • Work at Height
  • Work Equipment
  • Workplace and Welfare
  • Safety Signs
  • First Aid
  • Display Screen Equipment

It may seem that the course objectives and topics covered for all Health and Safety courses are exactly the same, this isn't the case. They are all very similar, however they are differentiated by sectors.



Delegates will be assessed at the end of the course by completing a 15-question multiple-choice examination, the duration of which is 30 minutes. Successful delegates must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15, in order to qualify and receive a certificate.

Progression Progression and further learning routes include:

  •  HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering


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