Fizz Training Academy Blog

Learning and development sits at the very core of what we do – and this is where we share our knowledge and experience for the benefit of everyone.

Changing business culture: a conversation about mental health in the workplace

13 May 2022

Mental health in the workplace is a topic of conversation which has long since had a stigma attached to it.  But, with cases increasing and the aftermath of the global pandemic unfolding, more conversations about mental health are being had. Fizz Training Academy explores the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace and the impact…

Food Safety at Sea

10 February 2022

Under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) Minimum Requirements Regulations all ships’ cooks and other persons processing food in the galley to be suitably qualified in food hygiene or food safety in catering. No matter the vessel, everyone working in a catering environment onboard a ship must undergo sufficient health and safety training. What food safety…

Customer Case Study: Delivering on-site training for Newell Brands

10 February 2022

Newell Brands has a portfolio of over 100 household brands and products. These include well-known names such as spontex, Crock-Pot and Breville. With these brands featuring in a large number of High street retailers, it means they need a team of staff visiting locations ensuring their products are merchandised and demonstrated correctly. In order to…

Customer case study: WDS celebrates operational success

9 February 2022

2022 has started well for Warehouse Demo Services. Following a very difficult 18 months due to the challenges of the pandemic, WDS recently won Gold at the annual Field Marketing and Brand Experience Awards! This was an amazing win for WDS, as they took home the award for operational success. The awards are the biggest in…

What is the Firework Code? How to enjoy Bonfire Night safely

29 October 2021

Whatever your plans might be this bonfire night it is worth understanding what the firework code is and following some simple health & safety advice for bonfire night.  While the festivities bring people together, fireworks can also run the risk of dangerous injuries including burns and scalds if not executed properly. Collectively, over the bonfire…

What Food Hygiene Certificate Do I Need?

24 September 2021

If you are starting out in the hospitality sector, you might be wondering what level of Food Hygiene training you require. If this sounds familiar, good news! This article will seek to explain where to start and what food hygiene certificate you will need for your workplace. The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Under the Food…

Natasha’s Law: Understanding Food Safety and Allergens

24 September 2021

Are you ready for Natasha’s Law? In July 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse bought an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette from Pret a Manger in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport. Halfway through her flight, Natasha developed a severe allergic reaction to the baguette. Tragically, Natasha died later the same day from the reaction. The inquest that followed…

How to Barbeque Food Safely

25 May 2021

I think we can all agree, we Brits love a BBQ! A glimpse of sunshine is the perfect excuse to wheel out the BBQ and invite friends over!   However, while we all look forward to making plans over the bank holiday it is also important to note with more food preparation occurring at home…

Back to Business, Are You Ready To Reopen Your Food Business?

6 April 2021

March 2020 will forever be known as the month when everything changed. Coronavirus revealed itself as a devastating foe that tore through the UK like a monsoon, devastating businesses and tearing thousands of our loved ones away from us far too soon. To control the spread of the virus, the freedoms we had long taken…

Top Tips For Food Safety At Home Over Easter

23 March 2021

I think we can all agree, much of Easter is centred on food!  Whether that be scavenging for chocolate on an Easter egg hunt, melting butter on toasted hot cross buns or eagerly awaiting a roast dinner over the extended weekend.  However, while we all look forward to indulging in food over the bank holiday…

What is a Food Hygiene Rating?

16 March 2021

At Fizz Training Academy, we understand what matters when it comes to Food Hygiene and what it takes for a business to improve their food hygiene rating.   The Food Hygiene rating scheme is widely recognised throughout the UK, and a lot of customers consider it as a deciding factor when choosing where to eat.  However,…

6 Things You Need To Consider Before Reopening Your Restaurant After Lockdown

2 March 2021

On the 22nd February 2021, our prime minister outlined what the road ahead might look like as we lift restrictions from the nation’s third UK lockdown.  For many of us, it gave a glimmer of hope as we now have something to look forward to while we enter the summer months.  However, The UK’s restaurant…

New Beginnings For The Fizz Training Academy

29 December 2020

Fizz Training Academy plans to enter 2021 with a fresh new approach to help businesses and individuals accomplish their training goals. Like many other businesses across the globe, 2020 was certainly not the year we had in mind. Despite this, we remained optimistic and saw the national lockdown as an opportunity to reflect and adapt…

Food Hygiene & Safety Advice to Follow this Halloween

29 October 2021

Make sure your Food Hygiene & Safety protocols aren’t something to fear this Halloween by following some of Fizz Training Academy’s easy tips and tricks! Whether you go Trick or Treating, host a spooky dinner for friends or throw a party, food will play an important part when indulging this holiday.  It is important to…