Food Safety Level 1 Online Training

  • Introduces basic food safety standards and hygiene principles when working with food.
  • Discusses foodborne illness, food allergens, food safety law and who enforces it.
  • Details the responsibilities of food businesses and food handlers including food safety management procedures, eg HACCP
  • Considers contamination, personal hygiene and cleaning procedures.


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The EssentialSkillz Food Safety Level 1 Online Training Course promotes the importance of basic food safety standards and hygiene principles that are required when working with food. The online course covers the Level 1 syllabus requirements specified by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. The Food Safety Level course covers the importance of food hygiene standards and shows how poor standards can impact a food business and human health. The causes and symptoms of food poisoning are discussed and the difference between food poisoning and food allergies. It provides a full allergen list and highlights the dangers of cross-contamination. Contamination is explained including temperature control, food delivery and stock rotation. The course explains the importance of maintaining clean premises, equipment and work areas and good personal hygiene standards.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, our Food Safety – Level 1 online course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To highlight the importance of food safety standards and hygiene practices when working with food.
  • To detail an organisation’s and food handler’s responsibilities in relation to food safety and hygiene.
  • To demonstrate the personal hygiene standards required of people who work in the food industry.
  • To describe cleaning procedures and pest control.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.


The course lasts approximately 40 minutes.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

The course is suitable for employees about to commence work in a food handling or preparation environment.