Do you know about hand washing in health care?

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for a volunteer CFA representative on  SF-021 Human factors to develop a Hand washing standard. This is a new Australian Standard that improves compliance with hand washing – a major issue for patient safety organisations around the world.

CFA plays an important role in ensuring consumer interests are represented in the development of Australian Standards.  Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and perform the way they were intended to. They establish the common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

We are seeking a skilled volunteer to advocate for the consumer interest to be taken into account, and for the standard to include acceptable requirements for consumer protection.

Consumer representatives are expected to participate in all meetings of their committee, to participate in out of meeting electronic communication and to develop their standards through negotiation and consensus with the rest of the committee. Committees meet two or three times per year and representatives are reimbursed for their travel expenses.

More information is available about Standards Australia and the
CFA Standards Project

Please send a resume to the  by 14 October 2013.

For further information please contact the Standards Coordinator