CIEH Level 1 Award in Induction into Safety in Food Premises

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification provides a basic awareness of key safety issues and the role everyone should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm at work.

Who needs this qualification?

  Anyone entering the workplace for the first time (as work experience or the start of employment)
  Those starting a new job in food premises

Why is this training important?

Employers are legally responsible for providing appropriate health and safety training for their employees as required by their work duties.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this qualification will enable the learner to:

  Appreciate the importance of health and safety in food premises
  Identify the range of hazards associated with food premises and understand how to spot them
  Understand the role of reporting procedures
  Understand the importance of risk control measures
  Identify ways to reduce risks or eliminate hazards

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration  Half-day programme  
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice examination
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent recommended 
Suggested Progression  Suggested progression  CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety 
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