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The owner of every food business has a responsibility to ensure that food is prepared and handled in accordance with Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.
Guidance notes for businesses on safety and hygiene legislation, including the food hygiene legislation, can be found by visiting Food Standards Agency - hygiene and food safety guidance.
The following ten point guide takes you through your legal responsibilities, step by step:
1. Write your health and safety policy
2. Carry out a risk assessment
3. Display the health and safety law poster
4. Take out Employers' Liability Insurance
5. Meet workplace standards
6. Understand accident reporting and purchase an accident book
7. Consult your workers
8. Train your workers
9. Comply with Smoke free legislation
10. Carry out a fire risk assessment
Please note: For health and safety guidance around the main hazards involved in catering establishments see HSE - catering.
The information in the documents section is specific to food business and will help you to write and carry out your health and safety practices and risk assessments.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.