Advanced Hand Hygiene

So you think we all know how to wash our hands? Well this short training session will tell you how and why we get it so wrong and then tell you exactly how to ensure your hands are clean and sanitised.

Unclean hands account for the vast majority of disease transmission which causes illness and death.
Good hand hygiene could save your life and that of others including the people you love.
Trouble is we (that’s people like me) have always told you to wash your hands for 20 seconds.
Now that’s great except for one thing.
We don’t do it!!!

So here is a completely new approach that I think will make hand hygiene a more thoughtful and practical process.

When I refer to hand sanitiser in this course I specifically mean alcohol hand sanitiser that has at least 60% alcohol content. This is not to say other non-alcohol hand sanitisers are ineffective. Its just that I haven’t done any research on the wide variety of non-alcohol hand sanitisers available and I know from the most reliable sources (such as CDC and WHO) that 60% + alcohol content sanitiser is effective against many germs including viruses like COVID 19. But note alcohol based hand sanitiser is not effective against noro-viruses (more on that in the course!).


Make sure you complete all the lessons and quizzes to get your Advanced Hand Hygiene Certificate

Note this training has been made more generic to include infectious diseases including COVID-19.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1hr

Difficulty: Easy


Course Instructor

Bob Askew Bob Askew Author

Bob Askew has had over 50 years experience as an Environmental Health Officer and Food Safety Verifier. His experience includes emergency aid work for global aid agencies OXFAM and the International Red Cross.

Specific to this course he has been involved in managing several infectious disease outbreaks including cholera, diptheria, noroviruses, hepatitis, leptospirosis and a numerous food borne disease outbreaks. In regards to food specific outbreaks he has experience with salmonella, campylobacter, listeria and shigella and several other food-borne illnesses.

His experience also includes actually suffering from a number of the above diseases!

Advanced Hand Hygiene

6 months of access

Enrol now – it could be the best ten dollars you will ever spend!

If you would like multiple enrollments please send me your requirements and I will set you up

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