Course Outline


The lessons covered in this course include the following:

  1. Food Safety Background
  2. Food Safety Basics
  3. Transport Refrigeration Basics
  4. Refrigeration Unit Basics
  5. Transport Equipment Specification
  6. Good Loading Practices
  7. Good Hygiene Practices
  8. Monitoring and Traceability

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About this course

The Aptarus Training for Drivers course consists of 7 lessons and a certification quiz. After each lesson a short quiz tests to ensure that the material was understood. Our training course meets and exceeds the FSMA and Sanitary Transport Rule training requirements. The content of the course is suited for any person who is involved with the transportation of food throughout United States and Canada, carriers, shippers and brokers.

The lessons covered in this course include the following:

Food Safety Background - An introduction to food safety including the need for food safety in transport, and current food safety regulations for transport companies, including the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods (STF) ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA ).

Food Safety Basics - This lesson covers food safety basics, including the three main hazards: microbiological, physical, and chemical. This lesson also covers controlling measures, including HACCP.

Transport Refrigeration Basics - This lesson provides an introduction to transport refrigeration, and covers the fundamentals of transport refrigeration including key terms and concepts. Topics covered include the cold chain, heat, temperature control, and airflow.

Refrigeration Unit Basics - This lesson covers the basic operation of Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs). It covers the main operating modes of the refrigeration unit, and explains the common tasks that need to be performed.

Transport Equipment Specification - Design and specification of food transportation equipment can mitigate food safety hazards. This lesson covers transport equipment design and specification for ensuring food safety. It covers TRU specifications, Box specifications, and more.

Good Loading Practices - An in-depth look at good loading practices for transportation of food. Topics covered include pre-trip checks, loading patterns, packaging, and sanitation.

Good Hygiene Practices - Good hygiene is essential for the safe transportation of food. This lesson provides an introduction to basic hygiene best practices, including personal hygiene, protective clothing, box sanitation, and record-keeping.

Monitoring and Traceability - This lesson explains the need for monitoring and traceability throughout the food chain. The lesson covers systems such as dataloggers, telematics, record-keeping, and transporter obligations to shippers and receivers of food products.



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Features

User-friendly Lessons

The course content has been designed to be easy-to-follow, yet contains the key knowledge needed for food safety during transportation.

Certification

Certify your drivers to meet FSMA STF Rule training requirements.

Training Records

Training records are available online 24/7 for every driver - perfect for demonstrating compliance to your customers.

Resource Center

Checklists, procedures, and best practices available for your team in the Resource Center.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, drivers are awarded a physical certificate as confirmation of course completion. Certification is valid for a period of three years, and certificates can be verified online via the Aptarus web site.

Improve driver morale and retention

Demonstrate your food safety commitment to your customers

Raise the standard of your entire driver team


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