FSA in Wales
Last updated on 26 September 2012
Crucial crew food safety workshops
Crucial Crew is a series of workshops which aims to provide primary school children with valuable information on a wide range of important safety issues and services. Together with key stakeholders such as local authorities, the police and the fire service, the Agency has actively participated in the Crucial Crew throughout Wales for many years.
The Agency provide fun, short food safety workshops to children in years 5 and 6, focusing on promoting awareness of the food hygiene’s 4 Cs message in relation to food safety:
- Cleaning – wash hands properly and keep them clean
- Cross contamination – avoid cross contamination
- Cooking – cook food properly
- Chilling – chill food properly
Through these workshops children learn the importance of these key food safety messages and gain an understanding of how good food hygiene is obtained and maintained.
During 2011/12, the Crucial Crew workshops have been delivered to 24,000 children (as of March 2012) at various locations throughout Wales, receiving enthusiastic support from both teachers and students.
The current 2012/13 programme of events is in the table below. For further information please contact Helen George at the FSA on 029 2067 8907.
Crucial Crew timetable 2012/2013
|Taff Ely Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||24/04/12 - 03/05/12|
|Rhiwabon High School Health and Social Care Students||Rhiwabon High School Wrexham||30/04/2012|
|Bridgend Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||07/5/12 -18/5/12|
|Arfon (North Wales) Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||10/5/12 -23/5/12|
|Maelor High PSHE Day||Maelor high, Penley, Wrexham||16/5/2012|
|Vale of Glamorgan Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||21/5/12 - 13/6/12|
|Gwynedd Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||12/06/12 and 28/06/12|
|Cynon Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||13/6/12 - 22/6/12|
|Neath/ Port Talbot Crucial Crew||Margam Castle||18/6/12 - 29/6/12|
|Conwy Crucial Crew||Various Schools||03/7/12 and 06/7/12|
|Gwynedd Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||4/7/12 -12/7/12|
|Ceredigion Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||19/09/12 - 27/09/12|
|Anglesey Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||01/10/12 - 05/10/12|
|Blaenau Gwent Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||29/10/12 - 09/11/12|
|Pembrokeshire Crucial Crew||Pembrokeshire County Showground||05/11/12 - 16/11/12|
|Flint Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||05/11/12 - 14/11/12|
|Cardiff Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||12/11/11 - 30/11/11|
|Wrexham Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||07/01/13 - 18/01/13|
|Caerphilly Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||21/01/13 - 08/02/13|
|Monmouth and Torfaen Crucial Crew||TBC||25/02/13 - 12/03/13|
|Denbigh Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||04/03/13 - 15/03/13|
|Rhondda Crucial Crew||Safety Zone, Pontypridd||18/03/13 - 29/03/13|
|Conwy Crucial Crew||Various High Schools||25/10/12 - 26/10/12|
An activity book supporting the Crucial Crew workshops is available below.