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Safety briefing - hand washing procedure

Food handlers must have clean hands so that food does not become contaminated and unfit for consumption. Use our briefing to help teach catering staff the importance of hand washing and how to do it properly.

Get your staff scrubbing up

The transfer of bacteria and substances from food handlers is the primary cause of food contamination. The aim of our Safety Briefing - Hand Washing Procedure is to ensure that food handlers are aware of potential risks to consumers. Using our briefing will help them to understand what is expected of them and what they need to do in order to mitigate the risks.

End your briefing with a practical demonstration and assessment to ensure that each employee has grasped what’s required. Reiterate the key points by using our prompt list and then ask staff to sign and date to show their understanding.

To ensure continued compliance, monitor hand washing habits and if necessary repeat the instructions.

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Hand washing procedure

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