Practical Factory Workshops
An article in Food Safety Magazine highlighted that training and education are the stepping stones to food safety, linking theory to practice. The article explained how often those who have to implement a piece of legislation are unaware or have not really understood its importance and as a consequence one of the main sources of errors and mistakes are an employee’s risk perception. Risk perception is of course about the employee not recognising the reason or importance of a process and as a result they subsequently take short cuts or neglect important processes.
So what is the solution?
What if you were able to send your food operatives on a training course that was held within their own place of work and combined class room training with practical time in your factory?
When in the factory your employees are given a project to undertake, where they must apply their class room training and demonstrate their understanding of your policies and procedures. All the time they are utilising the experience and knowledge of a Food Safety Consultant, who is providing them with a fresh pair of eyes, pointing out the things that often get overlooked and challenging those risk perceptions.
The Food Safety Consortium (FSC) have designed a suite of Practical Factory workshops that does just that, with the aim of improving good manufacturing practices (GMP) and ensuring those who attend walk away with an applied and practical learning.
Each workshop is designed based on the requirements of the BRC global standard for food safety, however, can be adapted to include company procedures and policies along with those of your customers and their Codes of Practice.