Personal hygiene

Kitchen and restaurants guide
for starters
Leonardo da Vinci – partnership
Personal hygiene
Personal hygiene – a series of rules which
company employees are obliged to obey.
To maintain a high standard of cleanliness
so that the worker should not became a
source of contamination of the food.
• Before starting work
• During work
• After finishing work
How ?
by using:
• Utensils: brushes, sponges,
nail-brushes, manicure kit,
hair dryer, comb, etc.
• Substances: soap, liquid
soap, detergents, creams,
conditioners, etc.
• Routines: shower or bath,
nail clipping, combing, etc.
Hands care
Wash your hands:
• Before entering the work area.
• After visiting the toilet.
• When coming back to the work.
area after the break, and before performing any
• After touching your hair, nose, ears, mouth and skin
• After eating, smoking, coughing, sneezing or blowing
your nose.
• After removing waste.
Steps in washing your hands
Wet your hands
Use liquid antibacterial soap
Use warm water (40-450C)
Scrub both your hands and forearms
Scrub your nails with a nail-brush
Dry your hands with a dryer or using
disposable paper handkerchiefs
• Remove the used paper handkerchief in
the waste container
Nail care
• Cut the nails short and
keep them clean
• Don’t use nail polish
• False nails are not
Oral, nose and ear care
• Avoid coughing, and sneezing over the food.
• You must not wipe your nose, eyes or ears in the
work area. To do that you should use a nonreusable tissue and wash your hands after that.
• Tasting the food with your finger is also
Hair care
• Wash your hair as often as possible.
• Bind back and completely cover
your hair using an adequate bonnet
or scarf
• Comb and brush your hair only
outside the work area.
• Do not wear jewellery such as
rings, bracelets, necklaces or
• Smoking and chewing gum
is forbidden
• Do not handle food if you don’t
have a proper bandage on your
• Avoid coughing, sneezing and
speaking over the food
Staff wellness
Can be determined by:
• a pre-employment medical examination
• periodical medical checkups
• a daily epidemiological examination
(checking and self-assessing of
signs and symptoms of illness )
Measures in case of illness
Any scratch, bite or cut must be properly protected
with bandages and gloves to avoid contact with food.
In case of contagious diseases, conjunctivitis, dental
abscesses, skin infections and wounds,
gastrointestinal diseases, the worker may not work
until she/he fully recovers.
In case of respiratory tract infections you should use
disposable masks.
Did you know?
• Failure to follow a personal hygiene is a risk
both to the consumer and to the worker
• On a square cm of skin there are 8 milion
• Simply washing your hands with water
reduces by half the number of diseases
transmitted by microbes
The Team
Ciorogar Andrei
Drumas Alexandru
Tanase Brenda
Micu Andrei
Lazar Teodora
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