Roles, Responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
• Summarise key legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibility.
The key legislations and regulatory requirements that relate to my role and responsibility as a food safety/food hygiene trainer in the U.K. include:
1. The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 or equivalent legislation for Wales The Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006, Scotland The Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and Northern Ireland The Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006
2. Regulation (EC) No.852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs – a regulation detailing the general hygiene requirements for all food businesses and covering all member countries of the European Union.
There are two other regulations supplementing Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004:
1. Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin intended for human consumption.
2. Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 laying down rules for official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption.
Other regulations that govern the U.K. workforce in general include the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, the Equality Act 2010, etc.
Additionally, as a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), one is required to adhere to the CIEH Code of Professional Conduct for Members which states that all members of the CIEH shall:
1. Support the promotion of the object of the CIEH and comply with the Governing documents and any regulations and guidance made there under.
2. Be deemed in breach of the code if found guilty, or subject to an adverse decision, by another body, court or tribunal in respect of an offence or allegation impacting or having the potential to impact on the reputation, position or standing of the