Food manufacture

Despatch and Transport Department

Duration: approximately 4 hours self-paced

Improve your knowledge of the despatch and transport department in a food factory, classifying the key roles and actions within the department with completion of this course. Validated by Occupational Awards Ltd.


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What will the course cover?

  • Understand the function of the despatch department
  • Define storage requirements in the despatch department
  • Recognise how to prepare an order for despatch
  • List how to move product orders safely
  • Recognise how to pick orders for despatch
  • Describe how a scanner is used when picking orders
  • Interpret how to check the condition of the product
  • Define the use of personal protective equipment in the despatch department
  • Understand how to load orders into despatch vehicles correctly and safely
  • Define the procedures which ensure product safety and quality during transport
  • Identify relevant vehicle requirements
  • State important transportation procedures
  • Identify health and safety requirements in the despatch department
  • Describe manual handling and equipment potential risks
  • Compile actions taken to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring