Worker and visitor hygiene

You must direct your workers and visitors to the workplace to practice good hygiene while at the workplace.

Good hygiene requires everyone to wash their hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and drying them with clean paper towel.

Everyone must wash their hands: 

before and after eating 

after coughing or sneezing 

after going to the toilet, and  

when changing tasks and after touching potentially contaminated surfaces.  

Hand washing

Using Hand Sanitiser

When it is not possible to wash hands,An alcohol-based hand sanitiser with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as the active ingredient must be used as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

General Hygiene

Good hygiene also requires everyone at the workplace to, at all times: 

  • cover their coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a clean tissue (and no spitting) 
  • avoid touching their face, eyes, nose and mouth 
  • dispose of tissues and cigarette butts hygienically, e.g. in closed bins 
  • wash their hands before and after smoking a cigarette  
  • clean and disinfect shared equipment and plant after use 
  • wash body, hair (including facial hair) and clothes thoroughly every day, and 
  • have no intentional physical contact, for example, shaking hands and patting backs.