Building Service Contractors Association of Australia Ltd

Clean Food Handling Area

This course covers the legislative and cleaning requirements to maintain food-handling areas where the work does not involve direct food contact. This unit is not appropriate for a person who has direct contact with food, raw materials or ingredients.

Food-handling areas include food courts and industrial food-processing plants.

The course teaches students legal requirements, hygiene and cleaning procedures when working in a food handling area. Selecting the appropriate equipment, chemicals and cleaning methods is essential to maintaining a hygienic, clean and safe food handling environment.

If you work in a position that requires you to prepare food you should complete the food handler’s course found on the Hospitality Institute of Australasia website.

Training Course Facts

Facts

Cost $29.70 (incl. GST)
Unit code & name Clean a food handling area
Pre-requisite None
Delivery 100% online, no classroom or assignments.
Time 3 minutes to enrol, 4-6 hours – self paced
Payment Paypal or Mastercard/Visa through our Eway internet payment facility.

For Employers

  • Covers employer obligations under WHS legislation in relation to documented staff training.
  • Training files are stored for 30 years.
  • Missing staff documents can be sourced and re-sent within 48 hours.
  • Coupon codes available for BSCAA members.
  • BSCAA members are entitled to a 15% discount for their employees.

For Employees & Job Seekers:

  • Endorsed by the bscaa and its members as the entry level course to the cleaning industry.
  • Learn about your rights and responsibilities at work and how to work safely in the cleaning industry.

Course Outline:

Section 1 – Introduction to food handling and hygiene

  • Food Handling
  • Hygiene and the law
  • What is a food safety program?
  • Food Hazards and food handling principles
  • How does food become contaminated?
  • Bacterial contamination
  • Cross-contamination

Section 2 – Assess cleaning requirements for food handling area

  • Identifying WHS (Work, Health and Safety) hazards
  • Maintaining a clean workplace
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Cleaning techniques

Section 3 – Select cleaning equipment and chemicals

  • Protective clothing and equipment
  • Colour coding
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning Chemicals (Detergents)
  • Chemical Sanitizing

Section 4 – Prepare for cleaning

  • Personal hygiene
  • Policies regarding eating, drinking, chewing gum, and smoking
  • Washing your hands at appropriate times

Section 5 – Cleaning food handling and food service areas

  • Creating a cleaning schedule
  • Sample cleaning schedule
  • Monitoring the cleaning program
  • Cleaning and preparing tables and public areas
  • Cleaning spills in food service areas
  • Waste disposal

Section 6 – Clean and store equipment

  • Cleaning Tools and Supplies
  • Dispose of used chemical solutions
  • Prepare for the next shift

For information on how the courses work, how to enrol in a course or frequently asked questions CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions about the training please email national@bscaa.com or call 1800 312 970.

This course has been developed in conjunction with Daniels Associates, a leading Registered Training Organisation in the Cleaning Industry. This course is NOT accredited and does NOT lead to a unit of competency. The knowledge gained from this course can be used to support a recognition process for the relevant accredited unit of competency.
For more information visit the Daniels Associates website www.danielsassociates.com.au

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