Successful hand hygiene compliance is crucial in food safety, and it starts with an effective food safety training program for staff. Proper food safety training helps improve compliance and reduces risk (for both consumers and businesses). By emphasizing the importance of hand hygiene and providing clear guidelines with an impactful food safety training program using simple equipment, your staff’s compliance will be better than ever.
Understanding the Need for Effective Hand Hygiene Compliance Training
Hand hygiene compliance plays a critical role in mitigating the risk of pathogen spread. When individuals practice proper hand hygiene, they can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting pathogens. Prioritizing hand hygiene is extremely important in our communities and particularly in food safety. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are a set of guidelines that ensure the quality, safety, and cleanliness of products. A food safety training program is essential to prepare for audits as it familiarizes and standardizes employees with the procedures and standards that must be followed to maintain GMP compliance. However, training can present challenges such as language barriers, lack of engagement, and high employee turnover.
An Effective Food Safety Training Program for Hand Hygiene Compliance
Engaging and effective training is crucial when it comes to hand hygiene compliance in the food industry. Incorporating hands-on exercises and making your food safety training program as simple as possible are the keys to compliance and audit success. One great way to achieve hands-on training is by hosting a company-wide Safety Day. This is an opportunity to engage all staff members in a fun and interactive training session that emphasizes the importance of hand hygiene and proper food safety procedures.
At Meritech, we believe that food safety is a team effort, and our Safety Day programs are designed to bring your team together and inspire them to take ownership of their role in food safety. During Safety Day, employees have the chance to practice their hand hygiene skills and learn new techniques for maximum effectiveness. Our experienced trainers use engaging activities and demonstrations to make the training session both informative and fun. By the end of the day, your staff will be well-prepared to maintain compliance and help keep your customers safe. So why not schedule a Safety Day for your team and see the difference it can make in your food safety program?
How Automation Makes Hand Hygiene Compliance Training Easy
Automating the hygiene process makes everything easier for you and your staff, while upping your food safety confidence. The easier the process is, the easier it is to have perfect hand washing compliance. With automation, hand washing instructions are simpler so you can focus on more engaging training than just “how to properly wash your hands”. Invest in food safety by investing in hygiene automation.
CleanTech® EVO is the next evolution of CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Stations bringing more features and benefits to help with compliance and standardization while removing 99.9% of pathogens. The smart display includes a countdown timer and cycle tracking, which improves compliance and makes team hygiene training effortless. Clear instructions play on a loop to welcome and inform team members about automated handwashing. Automating hygiene is an investment in your food safety program, and it can help you achieve better compliance and ultimate peace of mind.