What is the protocol for washing hands?

Diseases and pests can easily spread through the hands to cause (extensive) damage to the crop. To prevent this, it is important that good company hygiene is maintained on nurseries. An important aspect of the company's hygiene is hand disinfection. This includes washing hands. In this article our specialist explains the protocol for washing hands.

Protocol for washing hands

"A protocol for washing hands," you might think, "it isn’t that difficult to wash my hands, is it?”. And you are right: washing hands is indeed not difficult, but it is necessary that you do this in the right way, so that you remove all bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms from your hands. Therefore, we provide a protocol for washing hands, which consists of several steps. 

The protocol for washing hands consists of the following steps:
  1. Take off jewellery
  2. Roll up sleeves
  3. Wetting hands
  4. Take soap
  5. Rub in palms
  6. Rub in hand backs
  7. Rub in wrists
  8. Rub in thumbs
  9. Rub in between fingers
  10. Rub in cuticles
  11. Rinse off
  12. Dry hands

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Steps of protocol for washing hands

Hygienic washing of hands must be carried out in a fixed order. Simple wetting, soaping and rinsing does not have the desired result. Below you can see the different steps in the right order. You can print out the protocol of washing hands, so that your employees and other visitors draw attention to the protocol.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Take off jewellery

Roll up sleeves

Wetting hands

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Take soap

Rub in palms

Rub in hand backs

Step 7

Step 8

Step 9

Rub in wrists

Rub in thumbs

Rub in between fingers

Step 10

Step 11

Step 12

Rub in cuticles

Rinse off

Dry hands

The right hand soap

Also make sure you choose the right hand soap while washing hands. This depends on the type and degree of contamination of the hands, but also on your crop. 

Questions about the protocol for washing hands

Do you have questions about the protocol for hand washing, or would you like to get advice? Then contact product specialist Martin Meuldijk, or ask your question using the form below. We'll respond within 24 hours on working days.

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