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A robust hand hygiene routine for all members of staff across the hospitality industry is an important part of their job.
All businesses should have a hygiene policy in place that covers all aspects of their provisions for hygiene management. This should include a section on personal hygiene and hand care. The policy should also make provisions for contractors, visitors and customers. With the increase in temporary staff over the festive period it’s key that all staff are aware and fully trained in their responsibilities.
The locations of the hand care facilities must be given careful consideration so not to impede existing operations. Hand care facilities should be provided at entrances and exits to production areas, toilets and any other locations established from the planning phase. The following should then be provided:
Holchem have reviewed a significant proportion of hand hygiene research and produced a useful “In Safe Hands” brochure which provides our customers with a first-hand guide. This covers legislation and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements, the kinds of bacteria associated with hand hygiene, barriers to hand washing, effective hand washing, hand drying, hand hygiene products, hand sanitisers, independent testing of hand soaps and sanitisers and the overall management of hand hygiene.
Further info and advice can be found on the handcare section of the website.