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Returning to Work Safely

With forced closures since 20 March, the food and hospitality industry has undoubtedly been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic – but as many businesses start to return to work, how can we do so safely?

Concerns in the food industry

Concerns in the food industry

66% of people working in the food industry are worried about their safety in returning to work, with social distancing in the workplace being their main concern.

Our new series of ‘Safe Return to Work’ courses cover the latest guidance and social distancing measures for businesses involved in food catering, retail, or manufacturing.

Food Catering

9 out of 10 people working in food catering feel that it is important to have access to adequate PPE, while 80% of food catering business owners are concerned that profits won’t return to normal.

The food catering edition of our Safe Return to Work course covers social distancing and guidance for cafes, pubs and restaurants to ensure businesses reopen in the safest way possible.

Food Catering
Food Retail

Food Retail

70% of staff in food retail are concerned about social distancing in the workplace on returning to work. Proper policy, procedures and training are needed to ensure the safety of both staff and customers.

The food retail edition of our Safe Return to Work course is suitable for businesses including convenience stores, food stalls and boutiques.

Food Manufacturing

While much of the food manufacturing sector has been supported by key workers during the Coronavirus pandemic, over half of the workforce are concerned about social distancing in the workplace.

The food manufacturing edition of our Safe Return to Work course is suitable for businesses such as food processing plants, distribution centres and coffee roasteries.

Food Manufacturing
Course Contents

Course Contents

Each of our courses contains the following modules, with more specific guidance for some sectors:

  • An overview of the current COVID-19 guidance
  • What social distancing means
  • The terminology used by the government and their meanings
  • The impact of returning to work and how to plan and risk assess the work environment
  • The key thing to consider when travel is needed for work
  • Things to consider when staff return to the workplace, including policies, procedure and training

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