Training - Planned Courses & One Day Workshops

FFC Training

A One Day Course / Driver cpc Training Day / Assessment

Welfare of Animals during Transport

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Thursday 20th February 2020 

This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide an update and refresher training on the requirement of the laws to protect animals during transport and to provide 7hrs Driver cpc Periodic Training

This workshop will explore and explain the roles and responsibilities of those concerned with transport of animals.

On completion of the course, there will be the opportunity for course members to take the assessment paper for their Level 2 - Certificate of Competence - Award in Animal Transport by Road (Short Journey). Those who wish to take this assessment must forward their Name, Address, Date, Place and Country of Birth to the Course Organiser at least 3 days before the date of the course for registration purposes, together with notice of the species papers they wish to take in addition to the Cattle paper – Any or all of the following Sheep, Pigs, Goats, and Horses.

Closing date for receipt of applications for the assessment is the Tuesday 18th February 2020

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FFC Training

Animal Health and Welfare

Stock Assessment: Sheep and Lambing

Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Wednesday 11th March 2020

This practical course on a farm, arranged by Food and Farming Compliance, will provide an in a supervised and safe environment, the opportunity for delegates to learn sheep handling skills and be given a basic understanding of the sheep industry. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to practice the handling of sheep. It will provide details of how to recognise unfit sheep and those that are not fit to be marketed and transported

It is intended for those officers appointed to Local Authority departments who are responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal Health and Welfare legislation, in relation to sheep. The course is also relevant to Animal Health and Welfare staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies and to the FSA Official Control Personnel. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes

HEALTH and SAFETY - Pregnant women are not permitted to attend this course. Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health and that of their unborn child from infections that can occur in some ewes.

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FFC Training

A One Day Workshop

Animal Health and Welfare

Animal By-Products

Rates of Carcase Decay and the use of Expert Witnesses in Welfare cases - Course

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Thursday 12th March 2020 

This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd., to provide an update on the enforcement of offences under the Animal By-Products Regulations in relation to the disposal of animal carcases and the use of expert witnesses in welfare cases. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes

This workshop will explore the rate at which farm animal carcases decay, which will be invaluable for Animal Health Inspectors and Veterinary Officers involved in the investigation of possible offences in relation to the disposal of animal carcases.
Course members are encouraged to bring with them past cases relating to the disposal of animal carcases for discussion and as a learning aid. It will also outline the use of experts in animal welfare cases and the rules to be followed by the expert and the investigator

This workshop is designed for any authorised person who is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal By-Products Regulations and Animal welfare legislation. The course is also designed for those who give expert evidence in animal health and welfare cases and those who investigate such cases and need to call on experts for evidence.
It will be of benefit to experienced officers and for the less experienced as training and guidance. The course is also relevant to the staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies responsible for any aspect of Animal By-Products / Animal Welfare Enforcement or Policy.  It will also be relevant to Solicitors and Legal Department staff involved with the conduct, care and control of Animal By-Product and Animal welfare cases.

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FFC Training

A One Day Course

SELF PROTECTION STRATEGIES FOR INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, WEDNESDAY 25TH March January 2020

This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide advice and training on self-protection. 

The course is a mixture of tuition, discussion and practical work and is designed for all staff who may come into contact with the public in confrontational situations.

Inspection professionals put themselves in conflict situations regularly but few are trained to deal with these in a planned and effective way to minimise the risk of harm to themselves and others, relying instead on a mixture of luck and natural interpersonal skills.
This course provides delegates with a strategy for dealing with these situations and sign posts the skills necessary for minimising the risk of harm. It is designed for staff employed to carry out inspections of premises in lone working situations
The Health and Safety at Work Act places an obligation on all employers to provide training for staff likely to go into/find themselves in conflict situations so they are able to ensure their personal safety.

Areas covered include:
• Situational hazard awareness – recognising the danger signs
• Conflict avoidance – how to prevent a conflict situation getting out of hand
• Conflict resolution – turning down the heat in potentially violent situations
• Breakaway techniques – for when you are under immediate physical threat
• Defensive techniques – when a breakaway is not sufficient to ensure personal safety

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FFC and TSSE Training

The Disposal of Former Foodstuff and Animal By-Products - Update Course

City of London, April 1st 2020

This course, jointly arranged by Trading Standards South East and Food and Farming Compliance Ltd, will provide an update on the disposal of former food stuffs and animal by-products legislation in particular the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013, The TSE Regulations 2018 and their application for feed hygiene law, in particular Regulation (EC) 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene and Regulation (EC) 767/2009 for the placing on the market the use of feed, including prohibitive materials – Annex III.

The course is intended for those officers appointed to Local Authority departments who are responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal By-Products and Food and Feed Hygiene rules and associated legislation, particularly for those premises registered as R06, R07 and R12, along with the requirements required of a food business operator to ensure traceability. The course is also relevant to the Animal Health and Welfare staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies and to Food Standards Agency Personnel. It will also be important for the staff of Food Manufacturers and Retailers with responsibility for ensuring compliance on behalf of their company with the correct transport and disposal of waste food.

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