SafeHands Health & Safety Solutions has been providing Food Safety/HACCP training and certification for local Meals on Wheels organisations for many years, including the Leixlip and Ballymun branches.

A question we are commonly asked by prospective Meals on Wheels clients is do volunteers with the organisation require Food Safety/HACCP training?

The answer is yes, to comply with current food safety legislation all food handlers, including volunteers, must complete Food Safety/HACCP training and certification.

What are the consequences of not providing food safety training/certification for your volunteer food handlers? Well, there are many risks as far as food safety is concerned but the most serious one is probably the risk of preparing food for your Meals on Wheels community which is contaminated. This could cause serious illness or even a fatality.

If you manage a Meals on Wheels organisation anywhere in Ireland, SafeHands can look after your health and safety requirements with a fast and reliable service. Please contact us on T: 01-7979836, M: 0873823223, or email us at Or you can also visit our website for more information and be in SafeHands.