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Where can I get FREE Hand Washing Posters?

The Australian Online College has developed FREE hand washing posters as an aid to improving food safety and hygiene practices and to show people the correct hand washing technique. Your FREE hand washing posters are available in two sizes A3 and A4 and can be downloaded from the links below.


Using a good handwashing technique is an important part of maintaining food safety and food hygiene in food preparation areas. The hand washing posters that we have had designed follow the ANZ Food Standards methodology and add a further step (step 7) to prevent recontamination whilst disposing of the towel used for drying hands. Presented in an easy to understand pictorial format the poster shows the recommended hand washing technique and also lists the recommended times that hand washing should occur.

Printed and laminated copies of these hand washing posters are also available for purchase from the Australian Online College. A3 laminated posters cost $12.00 and A4 laminated posters cost $10.00 each.

Download A3 Hand Washing Poster

Download A4 Hand Washing Poster

Download Wash your hands sign (coming soon)

Why is hand washing technique so important?

Correct hand washing technique is one of the most effective steps in preventing food contamination and cross infection. Everyone involved in the preparation of food should be aware of the correct hand washing technique and wash their hands at appropriate times that is:

  • Before and after work
  • After using the toilet
  • After handling garbage or contaminated foods
  • Before and after handling raw foods including meat, chick, fruit and vegetables
  • After handling money
  • After handling used cockery, cutlery and napkins
  • After handling used glasses.

If you would like to learn more about safe food handling practices or even get qualified as a Food Safety Supervisor, the Australian Online College has a course for you. Courses are conducted online and completion leads to the issue of a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.


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