Under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, training in health and safety is mandatory for all those employed in the food industry. Differing from food safety (which protects food), health and safety aims to protect the worker from the many hazards encountered in the food industry.
30% of fatal injuries at work are associated with the food industry, which is one of the most hazardous working environments. Conveyors, food mixing machines, slicers and palletisers are all potentially extremely dangerous, as are hazards found in smaller companies, for example, hot metal from ovens and slips on wet and oily floors.
Online health and safety training for workers in food businesses is mandatory under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act and helping to prevent accidents is one of the most important aims of good training. These health and safety courses have been written to meet the needs of employers and employees in the food industry, and carry the City and Guilds Accredited stamp.