Health Education  available from the Municipal Health Services to the industry & the public

FORMAL TRAINING MODULES:

The Municipal Health Services believe in empowering the community and business sector by conduct education free of charge.  The following formal training modules are available on request.

Please contact your nearest Environmental Health Office to book a training session.

“The Standards & Requirements for Formal Food Premises”

Target group: To educate potential Business Owners regarding the requirements stated in Sections 5 & 6 of Regulation 638

Content: Statutory Requirements before opening a Food Premises like:

  • Zoning, Approved Building Plan, Business License, Certificate of Acceptability (CoA).
  • Structural Standards & Requirements relating to Food Premises

“The Duties of the Food Handler”

Target group: A training module for all food handlers and to help the business owner to comply with Section 11 of Regulation 638 which states “any person working in the food premises must be adequately trained in food hygiene by an inspector or any other suitable person”

Content:

  • What is a food handler?
  • General Microbiology & Food Poisoning
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Five Keys to Food Safety
  • What is prohibited in the food premises

“Cleaning and Disinfection of Food Premises”

Target group: A training module educating the food industry in proper cleaning and disinfecting of a food premises (food handlers as well as supervisors)

Content:

  • Why is cleaning necessary?
  • 7 Steps for the cleaning and disinfection of equipment
  • Cleaning schedule
  • Cleaning of butchery equipment
  • Cleaning the solid / grease trap
  • Cleaning the floor drainage system
  • Cleaning the extraction system
  • Cleaning of cold storage rooms
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing a toilet correctly

“Transport, Delivery, Storage and Display of Food”

Target group: A training module for food handlers and supervisors in legal requirements pertaining to transport, delivery, storage and display of food

Content:

  • The Cold Chain
  • Temperature requirements for food products
  • The Standards and Requirements for Delivery Vehicles
  • Standards and Requirements for Food Containers
  • Requirements for Storage of Perishable Food Products
  • Requirements for Storage of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
  • Requirements for Storage of Dry Food
  • Requirements for Storage of Chemicals, Equipment, Clothing
  • Requirements for Display of Food

“Standard & Requirements for Informal food preparation”

Target group: A training module for food vendors preparing food from informal food stalls and events

Content:

  • Statutory Requirements before preparing food on the street like: Certificate of Acceptability (CoA), a Business or Informal Trading License, Informal Trading Permit
  • Health Requirements relating to Informal Food Preparation
  • General Microbiology & Food Poisoning
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Five Keys to Food Safety
  • What is prohibited when preparing food

“Standards and Requirements for Spaza shops”

Target group: A training module for food handlers operating a house or spaza shop.

Content:

  • Statutory Requirements before opening a House / Spaza Shop like: Application / Approval for Zoning Land Use, The Structure of the Property, Certificate of Acceptability (CoA):
  • Health Requirements relating to a House / Spaza Shop
  • General Hygiene Requirements: Do’s and Don’ts

“Hygiene Requirements relating to Wine Cellars”

Target group:  Educate Wine Cellar Owners & Workers 

Content:

  • General Microbiology
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hygienic rules & requirements pertaining to Cellar Workers

“Hygiene Requirements relating to Fruit Packaging Plants”

Target group:  Educate Fruit Packaging Owners & Workers 

Content:

  • General Microbiology
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hygienic rules & requirements pertaining to Cellar Workers

“Health Requirements applicable to Early Childhood Development Centre’s”

Target group: To educate child care facilities owners regarding the Standards & Requirements stated in the CWDM By-Laws

Content:

  • Registration
  • Health Requirements pertaining to: General Hygiene Standards, Structure, Floor space, Outdoor play area, Sanitary facilities, Staff/Child Ratio and Safety Guidelines

“Farm Education”

Target group: Health Education to farm workers and owners

Content:

  • House cleaning & decoration
  • Sanitation systems & the correct use thereof
  • Water saving & purification
  • Waste handling & recycling
  • Safe handling of Poisons

 

EDUCATIONAL PAMPHLETS AND POSTERS:

 Available on request or to download and print

POSTERS:

  • 10 Steps to Clean Hands
  • Washing Hands is Compulsory
  • Toilet Hygiene – Male
  • Toilet Hygiene – Female
  • Wash Your Hands (Crèches)
  • How to Use the toilet
  • Cleaning & Sanitising of Equipment
  • 5 Keys to Safer Food
  • Temperature Control
  • Hygiene Requirements: Fruit Packers
  • Hygiene Requirements: Vegetables Packers
  • Hygiene Requirements: Egg Packers
  • Hygiene Requirements: Wine Cellar Workers
  • Hygiene Requirements: Milk Stalls
  • Hygiene Requirements: Milking Room
  • Hygiene Requirements: Butchery
  • Hygiene Requirements: Mortuary
  • Hygiene Requirements: Pesticides
  • Hygiene Requirements for Spaza Shops
  • Not Allowed in a Spaza Shop
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Golden Rules for Hairdressers
  • Cleaning/Sanitising a toilet

PAMPHLETS

  • Health Requirements for Informal Food Traders
  • Rodent Control
  • Fly Control
  • Control of Cockroaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Cleaning a Water tank

BOOKLETS

  • Standards & Requirements for Formal Food Premises
  • Basic Requirements re. Labelling of Foodstuffs

Download all Health Education documents below

Health Education

Download all Health Education documents Below

Health Education

Download all Health Education documents Below

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