Washing your hands using a foaming soap dispenser and paper towels or antiseptic hand rub is an easy way to prevent infection at your workplace. The problem is that there are many infections that can be spread by touch, so if you don’t wash your hands properly, there is a good chance that you will spread a variety of infections from one customer to another and even to yourself and your work colleagues. This is why hand washing is an important behaviour that helps to eliminate the risk of cross contamination and the spread of infections in the workplace.
When to wash your hands
Whilst it is impossible to eliminate the spread of all infections by touch, when you touch your face, nose, eyes or mouth, you can transfer infections from your customers to yourself and vice versa. Washing your hands properly using a foaming soap dispenser and paper towels or antiseptic hand rub helps to limit the spread of infections, but do you know when you should wash your hands?
It is important that you wash your hands thoroughly before you prepare food for your customers or even eat your own lunch. You should also wash your hands before attending to sick or injured people, before treating or dressing wounds, and before dispensing medications. It is also vital that you wash your hands before inserting or removing your own contact lenses.
You should also wash your hands after going to the toilet, sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose, changing a nappy, touching animals and handling garbage or chemicals.
How to wash your hands
Using a foaming soap dispenser and paper towels or antiseptic hand rub is a really effective way to keep your hands clean. All you need to do is to wet your hands under running water, use a squirt from the foaming soap dispenser and create a good lather on your hands. Do this for about 20 seconds, paying attention to your wrists, between your fingers and the back of your hands. Then simply rinse in clean water and dry your hands with paper towels.
If you don’t have access to running water, then you can clean your hands using an antiseptic hand rub instead. If your business needs a foaming soap dispenser, antiseptic hand rub or paper towels, you can shop now at wholesale prices