Environmental Health offers a number of in-house Food and Health & Safety related courses for both members of the public and other regulatory officers.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment Webinars

We are currently offering FREE Risk Assessment webinars to assist local businesses with safe re-opening and trading.



Covid-19 Risk Assessment Webinars

Our webinars are held online via Zoom.

  • Monday 29 June 10am to 11am for Non-Essential Retail
  • Monday 29 June 3pm to 4pm for the Food Sector & Hotels/Accommodation
  • Wednesday 1 July 10am to 11am for the Close Contact / Personal Care Sectors
  • Wednesday 1 July 3pm to 4pm for the Food Sector & Hotels/Accommodation


We had some fantastic feedback from the above webinars. If you are interested in attending future webinars please register your interest by contacting Environmental Health and when new dates become available we will be in touch.


Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene

The course is suitable for food handlers in a catering or retail environment.

The course objective is to provide knowledge and understanding of:

  • The importance of food hygiene
  • The importance of good hygiene practice e.g. time and temperature control, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection etc
  • Food safety hazards and how to avoid or control them e.g. cross contamination, food poisoning
  • Legal responsibilities including food safety management systems (i.e. documented procedures)

The course costs £58 and is held at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood, the course includes an  information pack, handbook, multi-choice exam and refreshments. A certificate is awarded if you successfully pass the exam.

Our 2020 evening dates are as follows:

  • 22 and 23 June - POSTPONED
  • 10 and 11 August
  • 19 and 20 October
  • 14 and 15 December

Our evening courses start at 6pm and finish at 9pm. All candidates must provide photo ID at the start of the course.

Day time courses are held throughout the year on an ad-hoc basis. If you are interested in attending a day time course please get in touch.

We also run in-house courses for businesses nominating a minimum of 10 candidates.

If you would like to book or have any queries regarding the course please contact Environmental Health on: ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk If you require special assistance, please inform us at the time of booking.

Royal Society of Public Health Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety & Hygiene (Catering)

This course is intended for those who are, or intend to be supervisors of food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry.

This is a three-day intermediate course designed to equip supervisors and managers with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure that their operation is conducted in a hygienic manner. It is also relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management systems.

Due to the content of this course candidates must be proficient with both spoken and the written English language.

The course costs £285 and is held at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood, the course includes a  delegate handout  at the start of the course, lunch and refreshments each day and on the final day you will have a multi-choice exam. A certificate is awarded if you successfully pass the exam.

Our 2020 dates are as follows:

  • 2, 9 and 16 June - POSTPONED
  • 11, 18 and 25 November

Please note the course runs from 9am until 5pm each day. You must attend all three dates of your booking in order to complete the course.

For further information or to book your place please contact Environmental Health on: ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk

Safer Food Better Business Workshop

The Food Standards Agency has developed a pack called 'Safer Food, Better Business' (SFBB) to help you comply with the law, which can be downloaded for free from the Food Standards Agency website.

The pack will save you having to produce your own system, is jargon free and easy to use. It covers cooking, cleaning, chilling, cross contamination and management procedures. 

We are running workshops that provide advice and guidance on how to correctly complete the SFBB pack. 

Workshop dates for 2020: 

  • Wednesday 29 July - POSTPONED
  • Wednesday 21 October

The workshops are held from 10am to 1pm at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood.

The cost of the course is £45 incl.VAT. 

Delegates should bring their SFBB pack to the workshop or may request a new pack at a cost of £10  at the time of booking.

For more information, or to book a place contact: 020 8207 7435;  ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk

Speciality workshops

Throughout the year we offer a number of workshops which are aimed at regulatory officers and also people working within the specialist fields covering both Food and Health & Safety matters.

Our current programme is on hold due to Covid-19. As soon as we are able to resume our 2020-2021 programme dates of the available workshops will be updated here.  

On an ad hoc basis we also run additional workshops for those working within food businesses.

Previous workshops specifically for food businesses have included: E.Coli, Allergens, How to improve your Food Hygiene Rating, Home Caterers and Handling alleged food poisoning complaints.

If you work within the food industry and would be interested in attending future workshops aimed at food businesses you can register your interest by emailing : ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk  we will be in touch as soon as workshops of interest become available.


All courses and workshops are priced individually. Confirmation of your bookings are made once payment is received and please note the payment is non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your booking a refund is made at the discretion of the course coordinator; however if we need to cancel a course then a full refund will be granted.