Introduction to BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Course
About Lesson

Lesson Topics:

  • The Structure of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • The General Basic Requirements of an FSMS
  • The Importance of an FSMS
  • What is Food Safety and Why is it Important?


Activity 1 – Download the Learner Guide

The complete learner manual is available in the RESOURCES section of the course’s main page. Please download the Introduction to BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9 Learner Manual.

It is recommended, but not compulsory, to also print the learner manual for easy referencing during and after this course. Alternatively, you can keep the manual open on your computer and refer to it during training.

Please note our Learner Manuals are Copyright protected and you are not allowed to copy the content or redistribute copies to anyone else, including staff members.

Activity 2 – Course Navigation (Learner Dashboard)

We explored some sections of the platform in the previous lesson. In this section, we will look at the LEARNER DASHBOARD.

The learner dashboard is located in the menu section of the platform. The following options are available on the learner dashboard:

  • Dashboard
  • My Profile
  • Enrolled Courses
  • Wishlist
  • Reviews
  • My Quiz Attempts
  • Order History
  • Question and Answer
  • Calendar
  • Settings
  • Logout

Please explore the learner dashboard and familiarise yourself with all the options.

Activity 3 – Managing Your Settings (For First-Time Users of This Platform Only)

It is important to attend to the following as soon as possible. This will ensure the correct name is printed on your certificate, your password is not a threat to your online security and your privacy is protected.

Go to the “Settings” tab on your learner dashboard.

First Name and Last Name Settings

Make sure the correct First Name and Last Name is provided in this section. This information will be printed on your certificate when selected in the “Display name publicly” section.

Display Name Publicly Settings

Select how you would like your name to be displayed publicly in the “Display name publicly” section. Keep in mind whatever you select here will be printed on your certificate. You can change it whenever you need to.

Rest of Your Profile Settings

You DO NOT need to complete the rest of the profile settings, for example, it is not necessary to provide a phone number or complete the skills and bio section, including the “Social Profile” settings.

Password Settings (IMPORTANT!)

It is important to use a unique password for this platform, meaning don’t use a password you regularly use for important accounts like online banking, emails and other accounts. We recommend you reset your password if it is not unique.

Here are some useful tips for creating strong passwords and keeping your information secure:

  • Use a unique password for each of your important accounts (i.e. email and online banking). Do not use the same password across multiple accounts.
  • Your password should be at least 8 characters long. Password should consist of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols. A long password will offer more protection than a short password if it is properly constructed.
  • Do not use personal information such as your name, age, date of birth, child’s name, pet’s name, or favourite colour/song when constructing your password.
  • Avoid consecutive keyboard combinations (i.e. qwerty or asdfg).
  • Look around and make sure no one is watching while you enter your password. If somebody is, politely ask them to look away.
  • Always log off/sign out if you leave your device for the day – it just takes a few seconds to do and it’ll help ensure that no one uses your system for malicious purposes.
  • Avoid entering passwords on computers you don’t control – they may have malicious software installed to purposely steal your password. This is also the reason why you must use unique passwords.
  • Avoid entering passwords when connected to unsecured Wi-Fi connections (like at an airport or coffee shop) – hackers can intercept your passwords and data over unsecured connections.
  • Never tell your password to anyone.
  • Change your passwords regularly and avoid using the same password over and over again.
  • Never write down your passwords on sticky paper and hide them underneath your workstation or telephone. Somebody will find it.
  • Always select “never” when your Internet browser asks for your permission to remember your passwords.

We all have a responsibility to keep our information secure.

If you have any technical difficulties please do not hesitate to contact us.


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