Level 2 Food Safety course in the classroom

In recent years we have had deaths in the UK due to food allergens, particularly in the last 3 months. Some of these deaths have led to Chefs/business owners going to prison. However for the families of the unfortunate people who have lost family members, this offers little comfort.

So I felt the need to write this post, I believe classroom food safety training has much more impact than Online food safety. Not only that, but what is covered in this classroom based course will provide you with the tools to meet the requirements expected by the Food Standard Agency, (leading to a possible 5 star rating).

People say online is cheaper and more convenient but would the people who suffer from food allergies, or the families of the people who have lost their lives to food allergies agree? This is the reason why employers should not choose convenience of training over quality.

I can offer quality food safety training from £40 per person in our classroom. Please feel free to contact us at www.nhsts.co.uk call:01977 326092.

Education needs to be the way forward on this sad situation. This is the reason why I run a training company in the UK. I personally teach Food Safety which includes a section on Allergens in which I show case studies of tragic cases of anaphylactic shock. Furthermore, I show videos of people who have been left effected by anaphylaxis.

We also cover cross contamination by getting different colour equipment out and demonstrating colour coding – this is one of the Food Safety Standards best practices.

About me: I worked in food retail for over 10 years and spent 7 years managing and supervising in restaurants. My Mum was a cook/chef for 40 years running pubs/restaurants and doing catering for nursing home. I am not embarrassed to say I am a little bit chubby, I love food (I worked in my first Italian restaurant when I was only 16! and my passion for food as not diminished since!).

Lee Hewis

Festive Driver CPC

Driver CPC Training

Only 263 Days until the 9th September 2019 !!

Northern Health and Safety Training are running 4 courses over the Festive Season:

21st December 2018
27th December 2018
28th December 2018
29th December 2018.

The courses will take place at our premises at 133 Leeds Road Glasshoughton,Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 5JT

To book a place contact Lee on: 07715206974 or Email: info@nhsts.co.uk

Lee Hewis

Driver CPC now in Sheffield

We are very excited to say we have successfully completed our first week of driver CPC at our training venue which is situated on Park House Lane just off Bawtry Road Sheffield and is less than 5 minutes away from the M1 Motorway.

We are currently working on some signage that will be visible on the Motorway, some on the front of the building and some on Bawtry road.

We will be doing some very competitive prices too to help drivers and companies to stay compliant and avoid fines of up to £1,000 and Operator licence issues.

Please check out our Home page at www.nhsts.co.uk to see our new signs that are being made.

Remember we are still in Castleford too.

Lee Hewis

What is your reason for not doing Driver CPC?

I often hear people saying I am too busy to complete my Driver CPC. I have listed a few of the reasons I hear from drivers and companies:

1. I am just too busy at the moment (Will DVSA accept this excuse in September 2019?)

2. My company can’t spare the drivers for DCPC – we need trucks out on the road
( what happens in 2019 when DVSA stops your drivers)

3. I have school runs Monday to Friday, Saturday is busy with bookings
(Small mini bus operator – what you going to do in 2019?)

4. It does not matter –  when we come out of European Union it will be scrapped
(There are no plans to scrap Driver CPC).

Here at Northern Health and Safety Training Service Ltd, We will do training any day of the week including Sundays, we will work evenings and we intend in doing courses in August so there is no excuse for school bus drivers to say we are too busy. We have classrooms in Castleford and Sheffield or we can come to your site and train on your site, We offer solutions to your reasons for not completing Driver CPC.

Email: info@nhsts.co.uk Call:01977 326092

Lee Hewis

63 weeks till the next Driver CPC Deadline!!

We now have a second classroom in Rotherham as well as our Castleford office.

We are really excited to announce with only 63 weeks till September 2019 we have secured a second classroom in Sheffield/Rotherham (S9) Area.

Hopefully this will help our colleagues in South Yorkshire gain their 35 hours of Driver CPC in time for the September 9th 2019 deadline.

Courses will start this August 2018 on the following dates 15th, 16th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd August 2018. Please keep checking our course calendar on our website for more dates and contact details.

Lee Hewis

Driver CPC Every Saturday from 20th January 2018

We are excited to announce from 20th January 2018 we will be holding Driver CPC courses every Saturday in our classroom which is located in Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 5JT.
Each week will be a different subject which you can see by visiting our training course calendar.
We also have other courses available at our site or at your site, other exciting news we will soon be delivering 3 exciting new modules in early 2018.

Exciting News from February 2018 Safe Urban Driving with Driver CPC 7 Hours and FORS recognized

Northern Health and Safety we will be delivering this course in Castleford West Yorkshire!!!!

Safe Urban Driving with Driver CPC 7 Hours 

SUD is essential training for all commercial drivers operating HGVs regularly in the urban environment and where there are high volumes of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.

SUD Training is Driver CPC accredited and fully aligned to meet the requirements of:

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver level
Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)
Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Standard

SUD is delivered in two sections, a classroom theory module and a practical cycling module, where drivers experience a cyclist’s view of the road. The two modules are delivered on the same day, and courses are run around the country by a number of training providers.


September 2019 is coming! Driver CPC Deadline

If you completed your Driver CPC for September 2014 deadline you need to have completed your next 35 hours before September 2019.

Don’t get caught up in the last minute rush and be forced to do any modules that are available. In 2014 Many drivers were repeating modules to get 35 hours of Driver CPC.

Here at Northern Health and Safety we have 11 modules to choose from.

We are hoping to add more modules too.

You can currently choose from the following:

  • Your company and the Law (3.5 hour session)
  • Drivers Hours and Tachographs (3.5 hour session)
  • Vehicle Performance, Driving Techniques and Safety(3.5 hour)
  • Individual Performance and Loads(3.5 hour session)
  • Customer Service (3.5 hour session)
  • Manual Handling (3.5 hour session)
  • Core Module (summary of all modules)(3.5 hour session)
  • Bulk Haulage Operations (3.5 hour session)
  • Vehicle Banks man (3.5 hour session)
  • Your Attitude (3.5 hour session)
  • Drivers Emergency First Aid (7 hour session)