Donning & Doffing Gloves Correctly


It’s easy to overlook basic food safety practices when they are simple, repetitive tasks. Click on the video below to watch a video demonstration of how to properly don and doff disposable food safety gloves.

 

5 STEPS TO DONNING DISPOSABLE GLOVES

To properly put on disposable food safety gloves remove your hand and wrist jewellery, have nail length below the fingertip and in a clean area follow these simple steps:
  1. Thoroughly wash hands.
  2. Select the appropriate sized gloves.
  3. Hold with one hand and insert the other. When the base of your thumb reaches the cuff of the glove begin to spread fingers and insert hand into the glove.
  4. Pull the glove cuff towards wrist to cover as much skin as possible and secure the glove.
  5. Check to make sure there are no holes or tears.

REPEAT THE STEPS ABOVE TO PUT ON THE SECOND GLOVE 

5 STEPS TO DOFFING DISPOSABLE GLOVES

When removing a pair of disposable gloves, in order to prevent cross-contamination, do not touch the outside of the glove with bare skin, and do not remove gloves near/over food or any other food handling surface. Read more about how using a disposable glove does not automatically create food safety.

One should follow these steps to properly doff disposable gloves correctly:

  1. Pinch one glove at the wrist.
  2. Remove glove by pulling away from your body.
  3. Continue holding the glove you just removed in your gloved hand. Slide a few fingers of your bare hand inside the cuff of the glove you are still wearing.
  4. Pulling away from your body, peel off the second glove, turning it inside out and leaving the first glove wrapped inside as you remove it.
  5. Dispose the gloves safely and wash your hands before touching any other surfaces.

Workers donning and doffing food safe disposable gloves properly is a basic, but important food safety step. Ready to keep learning? Find the best food service gloves for you with our Food Safety Disposable Gloves Comparison Chart.

For more Food Safety information and how to prevent cross contamination, read the Best Disposable Glove to Spread Listeria. Check out our offering of high-quality food safety gloves to further reduce your business risk exposure to a food borne illness event.


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