The annual REHIS Trainers’ Seminar took place on the 20th October in the Trades Hall, Glasgow and, as ever, this proved to be a popular event with 120 trainers attending. The Seminar provided an up-date on developments in the areas of infection control, food safety and health and safety.
The event was chaired by Martin Henry, REHIS Council member for Community Training. The early part of the morning included presentations from Graham Walker, REHIS Director of Training and Craig Cunningham, Health and Safety Manager with the Compass Group. Graham gave an update on REHIS community training issues and Craig delivered a presentation on Risk Management in the 21st Century. After the break Dr Jacqui McElhiney, Food Standards Agency Scotland, continued with a presentation on the FSA Food-borne Disease Strategy and the morning concluded with a presentation on current food borne disease issues by Dr John Cowden, Consultant Epidemiologist, Health Protection Scotland. After lunch Peter Midgley, Food Standards Agency Scotland gave an update on current issues being dealt with at the Food Standards Agency Scotland and this was followed by a presentation on modern food premises design and construction by Adi Schmidt from Encore Catering .The presentations were very well received by the delegates and the Institute is very grateful to all the presenters and the delegates for their participation in the event.