Washing your hands seems to be the most over looked subject when it comes to hygiene across all sectors from catering to health care.  Consisting of 5 easy steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) once learnt it is not easily forgotten and will improve your health as well as the health of the people around you.

 

Some of the main reasons for washing hands before and after activates is quite simple.  It will stop the spread of cross contamination this could be from raw food to vegetables to touching a sick patient.

 

Below are the 5 steps explained:

 

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel

This picture below is the most missed spots on hands that get missed when washing. Be sure to get your thumb, backs of hands and finger nails.

 

 Missed areas in hand washing

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If your typical water and soap is not available then a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol should do but be sure to wash properly at the soonest connivance.

 

If you are interested in protecting yourselves and people around you we other a wide range of soaps and hand sanitisers. Follow the link below to see our whole range.

 

https://www.allianceuk.com/hand-and-skincare.html

 

Happy Washing.