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Hand Hygiene for Food Workers

Modern science accepts that hands are the most common way by which disease-causing micro-organisms are transmitted and cause infection.

It is reported that 67% of people do not practice good hand hygiene (Infection Control Today).

Who is this Hand Hygiene for Food Workers course for?

This course is written to meet the needs of food workers where the requirement for clean hands is vital.

Course aim

This hand hygiene for food workers course aims to increase the awareness of the importance of this simple but vital activity, and to make everyone aware of the risks associated with poor hand hygiene.

Vital hand washing technique will help improve a persons poor hygiene habit.

Hand Hygiene for Food Workers course content

This online course covers the following topics:

  • Statistics
  • The importance of good hand hygiene practices
  • The skin and its functions
  • Types of bacteria
  • Food-borne diseases
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
  • Food poisoning statistics
  • Effective hand hygiene practices
  • Alcohol rubs
  • Hand washing equipment
  • Occupational dermatitis – cause, prevention and treatment
  • Health surveillance
  • Actions to take

Learning objectives

On successful completion of this hand hygiene for food workers course you should be able to:

  • list the benefits of effective hand washing
  • name the categories of bacteria
  • explain what food-borne disease is
  • explain what HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is
  • wash your hands effectively
  • explain why hand hygiene is so important
  • explain why rubber gloves are used
  • explain what dermatitis is
  • describe the causes, prevention and treatment of occupational dermatitis
  • describe what can happen if stress becomes prolonged

Course duration

It should take approximately 1 hour to complete the learning material, but this is dependent on you as the learner.


The online assessment for the course consists of 20 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark (15 or above) to obtain the certificate.

Hand Hygiene for Food Workers Certification

On successful completion of the online assessment, the learner will be able to print/save their Hand Hygiene for Food Workers certificate. In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate. This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate's validity.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 1 Hour Duration

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