Training - Planned Courses & One Day Workshops

FFC and CenTSA

Regulatory Affairs

‘Update on PACE, Investigation Technique, Interviewing Skills’ and Criminal Legal Proceedings

Worcester, 13 July 2017. 
This one day course has been jointed arranged by CEnTSA and Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide an update on The Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Investigation Techniques and Interviewing Skills and recent changes to the Criminal Legal Proceedings process.
It is intended for those officers appointed by a Regulatory Authority who is in any way responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Criminal Legislation. It is suitable for experienced officers as a refresher and for the less experienced as training and guidance. The course is also relevant to the staff of Central Government Departments’ and Agencies responsible for any aspect of Criminal Law Policy. It will also be relevant to Solicitors and Legal Department staff involved with the conduct, care and control of Criminal cases. 


A One Day Course / Refresher Training Day / Assessment

Animal Health and Welfare 

Welfare of Animals during Transport

Gateshead, Thursday 20th July 2017

This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide an update and refresher training on the requirement of the laws to protect animals during transport
This workshop will explore and explain the roles and responsibilities of those concerned with transport of animals. 
The course is designed for any person who is responsible for any aspect of the transport of farm animals and equines. It will be of benefit to experienced owners, farmers, livestock keepers, transporters, attendants, grooms and anybody else who is involved with the transport of animals for commercial reasons as well as for the less experienced as training and guidance. The course is also relevant to all personnel involved in the equine and farming industry and anybody involved in the enforcement of welfare legislation relating to the transport of animals.

FFC and CenTSA

A One Day Course Product Safety – Regulatory Affairs


Warwick, Thursday 21st September 2017 

This one day workshop has been jointly arranged by CEnTSA and Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide advice and training involving practical problem solving sessions on the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 and the responsibilities placed on market surveillance authorities.
In the UK Fireworks is still a significant market, particular for the Autumn season but increasingly year round for other celebrations. Trading Standards Officers are responsible for the safe storage of the product as well as the sale and composition of pyrotechnics.  Trading Standards Professionals act as Health and Safety at Work Act inspectors in relation to the storage of fireworks which is a very different responsibly to that of market surveillance and investigation. 
Until 2012 Fireworks were regulated under domestic legislation but since then the European dimension has taken over and such products are now part of the free market in goods.  As such the focus of regulation and approval has moved from product approval to EU-type approval with notified body involvement in internal production control, from the design stage, through process to the end product.  This presents significant challenges to market surveillance officers in terms of their ability to ensure that manufacturers and importers are fulfilling their obligations for this high risk product.