Hand washing is something that most of us do several times a day without a second thought. But if more people around the world adopted this simple practice, it could save 650,000 lives a year according to hygiene experts. Ann Laffeaty finds out what makes soap and water such a magical formula.
Understanding the importance of hand washing with
Dr Clean says its new hand cleanser dispensers are functional and practical, offering both manual and no-touch function.
The patented modular design is said to be easy to clean and maintain while the flexible nozzle enables handling of liquid, spray or foam soap. Dosage is adjustable.
Staff working in hospitals need to be able to demonstrate their ability to properly wash or disinfect their hands. SureWash says its computer-based training system allows them to train in their own time, with feedback at each stage of training.
Infection prevention teams can pre-load questions on different topics under the questionnaire. The
Excel Dryer’s Xlerator warm air dryer features a HEPA filtration system which is claimed to remove 99.97 per cent of bacteria at 0.3 microns from the air stream. Its metal mesh pre-filter is washable.
The system can be retrofitted into existing Xlerator or XleratorEco models. XleratorEco uses ‘no heat’ technology to dry hands
Cid Lines specialises in hand cleansing and disinfection products and says its products meet the strictest European standards for hygiene.
To ensure proper practice is followed the company has developed Keno septDT, which complements Keno sept-L and Keno sept-G to evaluate the techniques of users applying those products to disinfect their hands.
In an independent poll commissioned by Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK, nearly three-quarters of office workers said they were concerned about germs in their workplace.
Twenty-one per cent said they were “greatly concerned” by germs at work, with 51 per cent stating they were “somewhat concerned”. Meanwhile, 57 per