We are entering a new hygiene standard where hygiene is no longer seen as basic. Public spaces are more scrutinized on hygiene levels than ever before as people are afraid of coming into contact with other peoples’ germs – businesses who aren’t seen to take hygiene seriously will suffer as people are coming to terms with the face that things won’t go back to the “way they were” for a very long time.
PRISTINE can help your business protect your employees and the general public during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The importance of hand hygiene has been made very apparent over the last few months as it is one of the simplest ways you can protect yourself and others from getting infected and spreading diseases. Giving your business a comprehensive hand hygiene program is highly recommended. It includes; easy to reach dispensers (soap, hand sanitiser, hand towels), educational material, awareness and behaviour modification tools (e.g. signs and posters) and compliance monitoring routines and solutions.
Washing your hands with water and soap thoroughly for 40 – 60 seconds with a sufficient amount of soap should be your default choice and you should dry your hands for at least 10 seconds with a paper hand towel in order to reduce transient bacteria.
The reason why we recommend using paper hand towels is because they are the most hygienic way to dry hands. Drying your hands with an air dryer spreads up to 10 times more germs and leaves users afraid of coming into contact with other peoples’ germs and people tend to stop drying their hands before they are completely dry and damp hands spread around 1,000 times more germs than dry hands.