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PIC (Person In Charge) Level 2 and Level 3

OVERVIEW OF COURSE

The Person-in-Charge (PIC) program is an initiative by Dubai  Municipality Food Control Department in order to establish food safety ownership in every food business in the Emirate. It is provided by internationally recognized awarding bodies accredited by Dubai Accreditation Centre – DAC. The Program involves the training and certification of PICs in every food business where one PIC per shift per location is required. The PIC in any food establishment will often be the person who has the overall responsibility for running that location during the entire time of operation. The PIC is accountable to their employer and to Dubai Municipality for making sure that they and the employees on their shift are following effective policies and procedures for food safety. The Training is currently available in 2 levels: PIC2 and PIC3

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

PIC training is intended for persons directly responsible for the food related operations in certain types of food establishments with direct authority, control or supervision over employees who engage in the storage, preparation, display or service of foods  It is a legal requirement that all businesses keep a copy of their PIC certificate on the premises and produce it for inspection on the request of food inspection officers.

OBJECTIVES

This training is designed to enable managers identify practices that could lead to problems and carry out internal inspections of their premises in order to take appropriate corrective actions. It will provide PICs with the knowledge to:

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent foodborne illnesses
  • Ensure that all employees are fully trained before they start to work
  • Monitor employee activities to ensure compliance with food safety regulations especially during receiving, preparation, display and storage of high-risk foods
  • Follow-up food inspections conducted by the Food Control Department, take corrective and preventive actions when necessary
  • Conduct in-house self-inspections of daily operations periodically to ensure that food safety policies and procedures are followed

MATERIAL

  • Handouts
  • Person In Charge Food Safety

 

 

PIC-level2

CONTENT

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Structural Hygiene
  • Food Safety Operations
  • Food Safety Management
  • Staff Training and Management
  • Food Safety Regulations

DURATION

Conducted in 10 learning hours spread over 2 days. The assessment will be conducted upon completion of the training course by the awarding body on behalf of the Food Control Department.

LANGUAGE

English and Arabic

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATES

Learners must successfully pass a one-hour multiple-choice assessment (available in English and in Arabic).

 

 

PIC-level3

CONTENT

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Structural Hygiene
  • Food Safety Operations
  • Food safety during product preparation
  • Food Safety Management
  • Staff Training and Management
  • Food Safety Regulations

DURATION

Conducted in 18 learning hours spread over 3 days. The assessment will be conducted upon completion of the training course by the awarding body on behalf of the Food Control Department.

LANGUAGE

English and Arabic

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATES

Learners must successfully pass a two-hour multiple-choice assessment (available in English and in Arabic).

 

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