The Food Standards Agency  estimates that there are around 2.4 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year – and up to 180 deaths.  Well over half of those cases result from either eating out or takeaway meals.

 

The new figure more than doubles previous FSA estimates and follows a five-year study.  The project used more in-depth research and data to better analyse the causes of illness.  In other words, people aren’t becoming more ill than they were, we just have better information on what caused them to become ill.

 

Of course, the hospitality industry has always taken this risk seriously.  If a diner becomes ill and a breach in food safety standards can be proven, restaurants may well be liable to pay compensation.  And who needs that additional liability in these already difficult times? And it’s not just your customers who could be at risk. With staff shortages rife across our industry just now, could you cope if one or two of your own staff were taken ill after eating on your premises?

 

So now is definitely the time to check that all your staff have the appropriate Food Safety qualifications.  We offer the full range of training programmes, from the Level 1 course for all employees handling low-risk food (such as wrapped or packed foods) up to the Level 3 and 4 for Supervisors and those with Managerial Responsibility, respectively.

 

I know that time is stretched at the moment but I really pride myself on the flexibility of courses that I offer.  As well as traditionally taught sessions, both public and in-house courses, I can also offer eLearning, Zoom remote learning and blended learning of the Level 3 courses to cut down on classroom time. (Do read my earlier article on mixed delivery, if you missed it, to help you decide what’s right for you.

What Our Customers Say About Us

FB-AVAK have used GH Training Solutions several times in the past year, and have always found the courses to be interesting and informative. Ghislaine has a way of making courses fun, even when the subject matter (Health & Safety) can occasionally be a bit dry.

I would highly recommend GH Training Solutions for any business looking for staff training.

Phillip Harben

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2018-07-02T15:01:47+00:00

Phillip Harben

FB-AVAK have used GH Training Solutions several times in the past year, and have always found the courses to be interesting and informative. Ghislaine has a way of making courses fun, even when the subject matter (Health & Safety) can occasionally be a bit dry.
As an experienced trainer myself, I recognise and recommend the quality of Ghislaine's training and style of delivery, particularly the way she met the individual needs of everyone on the course and made sure that we were fully engaged and able to share our own knowledge in a supportive and positive environment.

Rod Carver - Level 3 Food Safety Attendee

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2019-02-01T12:23:29+00:00

Rod Carver - Level 3 Food Safety Attendee

As an experienced trainer myself, I recognise and recommend the quality of Ghislaine's training and style of delivery, particularly the way she met the individual needs of everyone on the course and made sure that we were fully engaged and able to share our own knowledge in a supportive and positive environment.
Your passion for the subject and knowledge you imparted to my team will no doubt make a huge difference as they go about passing this on to our franchisees and their team members in our stores. My team spoke very highly of their time with you and I can see the confidence boost your course has given them in this critical area of expertise

Laura Carter

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2018-07-02T14:55:54+00:00

Laura Carter

Your passion for the subject and knowledge you imparted to my team will no doubt make a huge difference as they go about passing this on to our franchisees and their team members in our stores. My team spoke very highly of their time with you and I can see the confidence boost your course has given them in this critical area of expertise
At Southern Co-op, we have worked with Ghislaine (GH Training Solutions) for several years and have continued to be impressed by her professionalism. Ghislaine communicates well, from the initial joining instructions right through to the course results, which have always been excellent. Our colleagues talk favourably about Ghislaine's teaching methods and how much they enjoy her courses which take place in a pleasant, relaxed environment.

Linda Masterman
Academy Training Manager
Southern Coop

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2019-04-01T18:05:56+00:00

Linda Masterman
Academy Training Manager
Southern Coop

At Southern Co-op, we have worked with Ghislaine (GH Training Solutions) for several years and have continued to be impressed by her professionalism. Ghislaine communicates well, from the initial joining instructions right through to the course results, which have always been excellent. Our colleagues talk favourably about Ghislaine's teaching methods and how much they enjoy her courses which take place in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
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