Course Details

Developing an Environmental Monitoring Programme Training Course

Course Area

Food Safety

Course Duration

1 Day

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $650.00

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USD $600.00

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Course Details

Course description (SFDC: Course details)

The course will give delegates the tools to create a new or develop an existing environmental monitoring program.

This is a practical course aimed at all disciplines in the food business, such as operations, technical/quality, engineering, and hygiene. You will learn the background of environmental monitoring and will understand who must be involved when building an environmental monitoring program and how to develop the sampling program.     This course provides you with the techniques to set up and monitor environmental results and how to react to positive results. Plus, when to consider factors that may cause changes to the program when changes occur in the environment. On completion of this course, you will be able to develop your own environmental monitoring program

Course aim:
The aim of this course is to support food businesses to have a better understanding of how to develop a holistic environmental monitoring programme, using practical activities so businesses can understand the food safety risks in their environment and prevent them from causing a food safety risk. 

What are the benefits of RC14001®?

This course will help you:

  • Understand the requirements to create a holistic environmental monitoring programme
  • Develop an environmental monitoring programme to target Hygiene and Pathogens
  • Establish documentation and system
  • Assess the results received

Understand when the programme needs to change.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain what an environmental monitoring programme is, why it is necessary in food safety management and have a basic understanding of microbiology (legislative/regulatory requirements/industry standards such as GFSI expectations)
  • Recognize the 7-step approach to designing an environmental monitoring programme
  • Create a swabbing matrix based on zones, to decide on the swabbing points for different locations (where), times (when to take) and dates; using the right equipment and methods (introduction to sampling methods, but not specific companies or equipment); sampling of other materials
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities for the members of staff to join an environmental monitoring team
  • Map their factory environment, with people flows, waste routes, hygiene zones, types of equipment (fixed or moveable) to be able to create the correct swabbing locations (historical information, or new planning)
  • Know how to review the results, trend the data using schedules and hot spot maps and conduct an investigation
  • Maintain the programme - Establish the correct routines, and when to change, what happens if there is a problem/change in the environment.

Who should attend?
Anyone who is wanting to create or develop and improve an existing Environmental Monitoring Programme for their factory.   

One day

How will I learn?
Our high-impact accelerated learning approach increases learning by improving knowledge retention and skill application. This course is activity-based, resulting in a deeper understanding of the material and a greater impact on job performance

What will I gain?
On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI training course certificate.


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