The Food Hygiene Regulations of 2006 within Scotland, England, Northern Ireland & Wales all state that the person responsible for developing and maintaining a business’s food safety management procedures must have received adequate training to enable them to do this.
Although UK Law does not require food handlers to hold a food hygiene certificate if they do it shows due diligence to any Enforcing Authority. This qualiﬁcation does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualiﬁcation current and therefore annual training is required.
Service & Sale of Alcohol
Under the Licensing Act (Scotland) 2005, all staff working in licensed premises in Scotland must undertake a minimum of two hours of training, covering 16 prescribed training units.
Those wishing to apply for a personal licence to sell or supply alcohol in Scotland must hold a mandatory qualification e.g. The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders which must also be refreshed every 5 years.