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Chefs practicing kitchen safety

Free kitchen safety posters

It is important to have good awareness of good hygiene practices when handling food, as well as remembering the health
Spotting the signs of radicalisation

Spotting the signs of radicalisation

Global levels of radicalisation are rising. This is particularly prevalent in younger individuals who are vulnerable and susceptible to indoctrination.
Designated Safeguard Lead talking to child

Designated safeguard lead role

Every organisation has a named person for the designated safeguard lead and this was specified in the Children Act 2004.
Chefs cleaning as you go after busy day

What is a clean as you go policy?

The clean as you go policy is standard working practice throughout industry and is especially important in the retail, hospitality
Girl playing on the floor

Quiz: Test your knowledge on autism

Test your knowledge on our fire extinguishers quiz. Match the type of fire to the correct fire extinguisher that should be used.

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Preparing to recruit

The five step process ACAS (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) recommends that organisations apply the first step of a
Worker wearing ppe equipment

What are the types of PPE?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to all equipment (e.g. devices, appliances and associated accessories) that is worn by an individual,
Discrimination in the workplace

What is discrimination?

A general definition of discrimination refers to be as being unfair or unjust treatment of people because they possess certain
Employees organising meeting

How to organise meetings

The meeting planner To effectively plan and organise meetings for multiple employees, businesses or clients you need to use a
Workers discussing work

Different types of leaders

What is a leader? Leadership comes in different forms. A leader is someone who provides an example for others to
Worker at her desk

Quiz: Test your knowledge on DSE

It is important to be up to date with your knowledge on DSE, so that you and others around you can be in a safe working environment. Have a go at our quiz and see if your knowledge is up to date!

What foods can be rehaeated?

What foods can be reheated?

What foods can be reheated? Including meat, bread, pasta & more, we look at various foods and if they can be reheated from a fridge.

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Customer profile: Where Next

Customer profile: Where Next Established in 1984, Where Next is a local charity that offers work experience, life skills and
can you cook from frozen

What can you cook from frozen?

What foods can you cook from frozen? Including meat, bread, pasta & more, we look at various foods and if they can be cooked from frozen.

fire extinguishers

Types of fire extinguishers

Find out about the different types of fire extinguishers and the various fires they should be used on with our handy infographic.

Different types of fire extinguishers

The types of fire extinguishers

Fire classification Fires can be placed into different classes depending on what material is burning. This classification then gives us
How we make CPD courses

How we make our courses

Learn about how we make our awesome online CPD courses and how we build the best learning experience for your learning experience.

Separated food in fridge to prevent cross contamination

What is cross contamination?

Cross contamination is the transfer of bacteria from contaminated foods (usually raw) to ready to eat foods by either direct
Woman having feeling of anxiety

What can cause anxiety?

According to Anxiety UK more than 1 in 10 people are likely to have ‘disabling anxiety disorder’. Having anxiety can
Avoiding cross contamination

Avoiding cross contamination

It is important to follow steps to avoid cross contamination. Often people think that if they cook meat it will
Workers working off shore discussing a RIDDOR report

Reporting RIDDOR accidents

Click here to see our updated blog post It is a legal requirement to report certain accidents, injuries, deaths and
Chef chopping meat on chopping board as it is a high risk food

What is a high risk food?

High risk food that isn't handled and used properly is the main reason for food poisoning. Around 500 people a
Woman suffering with work related stress

What can cause work related stress?

In 2017/2018 there were 595,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety and it is estimated around 23.9 working days
14 food allergens

The 14 Food Allergens

Food businesses in the UK have been required since December 2014 to be aware of 14 prescribed allergens in their
What is COSHH?

What is COSHH?

What does COSSH stand for? COSHH stands for the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health and this refers to a
What is an eating disorder?

What is an eating disorder?

An eating disorder is a mental illness, which means that an individual will have a very complex relationship with food
What causes schizophrenia

The causes of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a very serious mental illness where individuals are unable to differentiate between reality and imagination. It is the
Young boy being radicalised

How to spot the signs of radicalisation

How does radicalisation take place? Any individual, any age, gender, socio-economic status, or religious belief could be vulnerable to radicalisation
Worker making RIDDOR report

How to make a RIDDOR report

It is the responsible persons duty to make a RIDDOR report, this includes either an employer, self-employed person and people
Injured builder

What is RIDDOR?

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. These Regulations apply in England, Scotland, Wales and