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#1 Rosemary4

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:54 PM

HI everyone, Can anyone help with this please?

As part of our BRC/IoP certification, we ahve to carry out hygiene refresher training each year and I am running out of things to do. For the last 2 years I have set a multiple choice exam and then given out a sheet covering the topic as a reminder. Most people scored 24+ out of 26, so I am relatively happy that people know what they SHOULD be doing.

This year I want to do something bit different but I don't know what to do! Any suggestions pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee?



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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:04 PM

I have heard of people doing hand washing tests for hygiene using a UV dye. You cover their hands with the UV dye, have them wash their hands and then use a black light to see how good they did.

I have not tried it but I hear that people have interesting reactions, particularly those that don't wash their hands very well and light up under the black light.

It may be something that you could incorporate as a practical test even if it is just random sampling of people.



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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:20 PM

I know its blatant advertising, but it is my site. :smile: Have you seen our training materials?

We have this:
CD-ROM Training Package (Food Packaging Hygiene - Raising the Standard)

And this:
CD-ROM Self Teach (Fundamentals of Food Packaging Hygiene)

Also these:
Booklets (Food Packaging Hygiene - Raising the Standard)

And these:
Spot the Food Packaging Safety Hazards

Or you can get the lot:
Ultimate Packaging Hygiene Training Kit

There are various refresher training situations you can set up with the above. If you need further information or want to discuss let me know.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:29 AM

Dear Rosemary4

Following are some links to the websites that contains useful information regarding new, non-conventional, uncommon or unrevealed ideas of training and development.

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http://www.slideshar...and-development
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Hope it works :smarty: .

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:58 AM

This year I'm delegating it to one of my QA technicians so he's writing the course again from what we've learned and what mistakes we've seen in the last year and also working out a way of examining people. I don't think it always has to be a test though. I get people doing group work and ask individuals questions in the session. I'll be interested to see what the QA comes up with though. I think it's important to do things in a different style and if I just gave him a course to deliver, it would still be me training them in my style.



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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:53 PM

Hi,

instead of giving written test. just have a staff competency evaluation in real working condition. prepare a set of questions and ask them. do evaluate their work onsite. like once they touch the raw egg, are they washing the hands? if yes give score 5. when they are washing hands, check is it effective? give some score for that also..

i personally doing that in my industry...i can use that evaluation for my training need analysis also.

thanks

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:41 AM

IMO refresher training is required when you notice staff on-site doing wrong practices, audit findings. In my experience a lot of social interaction with the supervisors or even the staff themselves helps to identify training needs. Most of the staff require practical training on-site rather than theory. I have seen majority of the staff who score well in tests, but in the field they hardly apply the theory..


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:37 PM

I purchased the CD rom set and boy did it free some of my time up. Instead of one to one or classroom I passed it to shift managers to train out, as we work 24/7 12 hour shifts (two days followed by two nights then 4 days off it can sometimes be 3 weeks before you see a shift.
Everyone can do the training at their own pace then print the ttraining certificate off when finished



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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:51 AM

I purchased the CD rom set and boy did it free some of my time up. Instead of one to one or classroom I passed it to shift managers to train out, as we work 24/7 12 hour shifts (two days followed by two nights then 4 days off it can sometimes be 3 weeks before you see a shift.
Everyone can do the training at their own pace then print the training certificate off when finished

Do you want a job Kaz. :smile:

I take it you are talking about the 'Fundamentals fo Food Packaging Hygiene' - I'm glad you found it useful and it's nice to get some positive feedback.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

IMO refresher training is required when you notice staff on-site doing wrong practices, audit findings. In my experience a lot of social interaction with the supervisors or even the staff themselves helps to identify training needs. Most of the staff require practical training on-site rather than theory. I have seen majority of the staff who score well in tests, but in the field they hardly apply the theory..


I was wondering about the refresher hygiene training. Do you think it is not necessary to do refresher training annualy if we didnt realise that somebody doing somethink wrong?

Do you think we must change the training material and the training manner each time when we are completing the refresher training?

Thank you. Jurate.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

I was wondering about the refresher hygiene training. Do you think it is not necessary to do refresher training annualy if we didnt realise that somebody doing somethink wrong?

Do you think we must change the training material and the training manner each time when we are completing the refresher training?

Thank you. Jurate.

Waiting for something to go wrong is reactive and in many ways too late. Although poor individual or process performance can and should trigger refresher training, fundamentally it needs a proactive approach and if possible training should be innovative, creative, fresh and stimulating. Now there's a challenge to forum members. :smile:

Remember refresher training does not necessarily need to be a massive annual company-wide event - you are far better doing a little and often, but capturing everything you do in training records is important. It could be a visit to a customer or supplier by a small group of employees, get some notes down about the purpose and benefits etc. and Bob's Your Uncle.

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