The Highfield Manager in Charge Programme is a certified food safety programme that provides food businesses with the tools and knowledge to take control of food safety in their organisation.
It combines internationally recognised qualifications with an ongoing practical requirement based around audits and inspection, and continuous professional development, ensuring that the registered MIC stays up to date.
It also places an expectation on the food business to ensure the ongoing training of managers, supervisors and food handlers.
For the programme to be effective a business must nominate at least two members of staff to be their managers in charge. These people should be based in a kitchen or food preparation environment. HMIC is a commitment to food safety that goes beyond a certificate on the wall.
The MIC in the business will:
The business will commit to training at least 50% of managers and supervisors to achieve a level 3 qualification and at least 50% of food handlers to a level 2 qualification from a recognised awarding organisation.
Businesses that register for the HMIC Programme show a commitment to achieving the very highest standards of food safety. It is a commitment that will assist in protecting profits and minimising the risk of food poisoning.
The benefits to the company are improved food safety, quick implementation and the appreciation of customers.
Learners who wish to qualify as a manager in charge may benefit from increased career prospects, and an enhancement of their skillset. By the end of the programme they will have the knowledge and skills required to identify food safety issues, cover the principles of HACCP and carry out a basic inspection of all food storage, preparation, cooking and serving areas.
HMIC training is delivered only by approved Highfield centres. If you are an existing Highfield centre, contact your centre manager and let them know you would like to register to deliver HMIC.
If you are not currently a Highfield centre but would like more information on the Highfield Manager in Charge Programme, please contact our office on 00971 449 4042 or email Richard Sprenger on firstname.lastname@example.org.