Food Safety Authority of Ireland(FSAI)`s guide to Food Safety and HACCP at Level 1 sets out that following skills to be achieved by food worker on completion of level 1 training.

This is divided into Stage 1 and Stage 2.

The following is a list of the nine food safety skills that your employees should be able to demonstrate before starting to work in your food business (Stage 1)


1. Wear and maintain uniform/protective clothing hygienically
2. Maintain a high standard of hand-washing
3. Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene
4. Demonstrate correct hygiene practice if suffering from ailments/ illnesses that may affect the safety of food
5. Avoid unhygienic practices in a food operation
6. Demonstrate safe food handling practice
7. Maintain staff facilities in a hygienic condition
8. Obey food safety signs
9. Keep work areas clean

The following is a list of the nine food safety skills that your employees should be able to demonstrate within one month of starting to work in your food business (Stage 2)

1.Demonstrate their legal responsibility in ensuring safe food for the consumer

2. Recognise how food can be put at risk by chemical, physical and biological hazards
3. Demonstrate an understanding of cross contamination and the hygiene practice necessary to prevent it
4.Explain the difference between high and low-risk activities
5. Avoid unnecessary handling of food, food utensils and surfaces
6. Where applicable to the job, record the temperature of food as required

7. Keep appropriate food safety records

8.Keep pests out of the food operation and operate a satisfactory waste disposal system
9.Take action when aware of unhygienic practices that may put the safety of food at risk
10. Co-operate with authorised enforcement officers
11. Where applicable to the job, check deliveries appropriately

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