Handwashing at Work

How to Wash your Hands

In this article we’ll look at proper handwashing technique.

Proper Handwashing at Work

Now that many people are returning to work, employers should provide handwashing facilities or hand sanitisers at entry and exit points. They should also be displaying guidance posters for appropriate hand washing and hygiene. You probably know how to wash your hands by now, but if you want to refresh your memory, our article below will outline proper handwashing technique.

How do I was my hands properly?

The WHO recommends:

Washing Hands

You should do this for roughly as long as it takes to sing happy birthday twice. If you are unable to use soap and water to wash your hands you should cleanse them with hand sanitiser.

When should I wash my hands?

You should wash your hands:

  • after using the toilet or changing a nappy
  • before and after handling raw foods like meat and vegetables
  • before eating or handling food
  • after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing
  • before and after treating a cut or wound
  • after touching animals, including pets, their food and after cleaning their cages
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