Hygiene in the workplace: clean hands in 6 steps

Good hand hygiene through hand soap or antibacterial hand gel is very important for everyone and in some industries it is even crucial. Think, for example, of the food industry, the operating room, care institutions and nurseries. Proper hand hygiene prevents the spread of bacteria and viruses. An important part of hygiene in the workplace. In this article you can read how you can (extra) clean your hands with our hand washing protocol.

How do you properly clean your hands?
Can anyone wash their hands? After all, you do it every day. But if you really want to clean your hands, then it is best to follow the steps below:

  1. Wash your hands under running water;
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water (lukewarm water helps to remove dirt);
    The use of soap prevents bacteria and viruses and removes dirt and grease.
    Choose the best type of soap depending on the work and the space in which you work (so for healthcare institutions, professional kitchens, industrial environments , public spaces, etc.);
  3. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds;
  4. Rub the soap all over the hand, including between the fingers, palm, cuticles and under the nails.
  5. Rinse hands completely;
  6. Dry your hands on a paper towel or use an electric hand dryer. The drier the hands, the less bacteria and viruses can survive.

Tip: optimal hygiene? Then choose an automatic towel dispenser that dispenses towels per sheet.

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How do you disinfect your hands properly?

  1. Apply at least 3 ml. hand alcohol from the dispenser to dry hands;
    Rub the hands together carefully for about 30 seconds until the hands are dry.
  2. Important are the fingertips, thumbs and areas between the fingers, wrists and forearms. These should be rubbed extensively with the alcohol.