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Elementary Food Hygiene (REHIS)


The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course is a practical course designed to give individuals a basic knowledge and understanding of the causes of food poisoning, measures for prevention and the legal aspects of food hygiene in Scotland.

The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course is suitable for any food handler working in restaurants, hotels, bars, nurseries, residential homes,day care and home care .

Learning Outcomes

During this course, participants will gain a good knowledge and understanding of the following areas and must successfully complete the exam which concludes the course:

  • General Introduction to Food Hygiene
  • Food Pests
  • Bacteria
  • Food Premises, Equipment and Utensils
  • Food Poisoning and Its Prevention
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Food Hygiene Law

Who Should Attend

All staff and services who need their REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate.

Course Length

This is a full day face to face session.

Venue: The Practice Development Base - 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HA


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.