SPA Safety Passport – Core day and Food and Drink

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Day 1:

Course aim

To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment. To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer. To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health, safety & the environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with work


MODULE 1 – Organising for safety

Will give delegates an understanding of: – the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control.

MODULE 2 – The workplace

This module examines what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, hidden services and specific hazards, working at height, asbestos and confined spaces and permit-to-work

MODULE 3 – Tools, plant and machinery

The session will give delegates an understanding of the risks presented by both powered and non-powered work equipment and the risks associated with the various forms of energy created. In addition, the risks faced with the use of workplace transport.

MODULE 4 – Health

The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition, candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken.

MODULE 5 – Procedures

Candidates will be shown the need and benefits of procedures, including: the importance of local emergency procedures and first aid arrangements.

MODULE 6 – The environment

The module covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems.

Day 2:

Day 2 is aimed at contractors, employees or casual workers who work in food and drink manufacturing, the SPA Passport food and drink training programme focuses on hygiene and food safety, specific environmental issues and health and safety practices.

Key users of the SPA Food & Drink Passport are;

Kelloggs, Cereal Partners, Heinz, United Biscuits, Tetrapak, Nestle

Course aim

To provide information and training relevant to the food and drink industry sector in respect of food hygiene, environmental concerns and health and safety so as to support the continued improvement of such standards throughout the sector.

To understand the implications for cost, business, job security and risk of injury if concerns for hygiene, environment and health and safety are not properly considered.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Compare injury incident rates across some industry sectors
  • Understand the importance of training, awareness and good personal behaviour in reducing potential for harm
  • Recognise the implications for cost, job security and risk of injury if areas of concern are not addressed and controlled
  • Understand the three main areas of concern as food damage, environmental damage and people damage.

Module 1 – Food protection

Will give delegates an understanding of the potential sources and types of food contamination, sources and effects of contamination, safe working practices to eliminate or reduce risk, the importance of protective clothing and good personal hygiene.

Module 2 – Environmental protection

This module will give delegates an understanding of current and future environmental requirements: – impact of environmental damage, anti-pollution controls and proper waste disposal.

Module 3 – Health and safety

This module provides an awareness and understanding of the hazards to health and safety particularly relevant to the food and drink sector and the control measures necessary to such risks to continually reducing levels

If a delegate has completed a nationally recognised course, SPA will consider providing an exemption to the Core training day if the course syllabus covers at least 80% of the SPA Core training day.

To have a course considered as an exemption, a copy of the syllabus must be sent to Humber Resource Training at the time of booking. The syllabus will then be mapped against the Core training day and written notification of the outcome of the exemption request will be forwarded to the party concerned.

At present the SPA passport scheme recognises that delegates who have completed and passed the following classroom-based training courses and have 3 months or more remaining on their evidence of exemption do not need to attend the SPA passport scheme Core training day:

  1. IOSH Working Safely
  2. CCNSG Passport to Safety
  3. IOSH Managing Safely
  4. IOSH Supervising Safely
  5. NEBOSH Certificate
  6. CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme
  7. FÁS Safe Pass
  8. ADT H&S module
  9. Nebosh Diploma
  10. CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme
  11. CITB – Site Safety for Shop-fitters and Interior Contractors


2 Days


3 Years

Humber Recruitment and Training
Allied Protek Building, Armstrong Street, Grimsby, DN31 1XD.

Contact us: 01472 729914


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