Hand Washing Instructions

Before and After handling the Pigs

 

 

       Ensure your finger nails are short

 

       Turn on the tap and allow the flow of warm water

 

       Rub your hands vigorously together for at least 15 to 20 seconds under the water

 

       Apply soap

 

       Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails

 

       Rinse well

 

       Dry your hands with a disposable towel

 

       Use a towel to turn off the tap

 

Why is it vital to wash your hands?

 

To reduce the risk of spread of pathogens between farms

 

To protect yourself from zoonotic pathogens

 

In pigs this is primarily to reduce infection from Streptococcus suis and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae