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Frequently Asked Questions Hub

Welcome to our FAQ hub page where you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive around all of our areas of expertise. The aim of these pages is to give you quick answers to the most frequent questions we receive around legislation, certificates and courses. Choose one of the sections below and find answers to the most commonly asked questions in our areas of expertise.

Food Hygiene FAQs

Do food hygiene certificates expire?

While food hygiene certificates do not have an expiry date, it is recommended that you renew it every three years.

What is Level 2 Food Safety?

The Level 2 Food Safety course is for employers who manage or supervise food handlers within a food environment. This course identifies the main food safety principles for anyone who works in hospitality.

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Health & Safety FAQs

How long does a manual handling certificate last?

It can vary, but most manual handling certificates last for between three to five years.

Do new electrical items need to be PAT tested?

If an electrical item is new, it should present no danger and therefore does not require a PAT test. However, it is still wise to assess the electrical item visually to ensure it is not damaged in any way. This way you can be sure it is safe to use.

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Safeguarding FAQs

How long does a safer recruitment certificate last?

While there isn’t a set expiry date for a safer recruitment certificate, the general rule is that they should be renewed at least every three years.

How often should safeguarding training be updated?

Keeping Children Safe in Education advises that safeguarding training should be conducted at least annually. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is recommended to refresh their own training every two years, as are any deputies.

Safeguarding FAQs

These FAQs will cover questions on legislation, certificates and online courses. Focused on our areas of expertise. We aim to cover key legislation on all topics, details about training certificates and common questions on our online training courses.

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