Hands are the main transmitter of germs. We use our hands to carry out most tasks during the day. Because we do it so automatically, we almost forget what an important tool they are. We use our hands to greet people, to type, to write, to eat, to open doors, to work, to drive...and now imagine how many germs you have passed on in one hour, let alone a full day... Hand Hygiene is just as important as eating and sleeping. We sleep to feel better, we eat to keep us energised, we should ensure we clean our hands regularly to keep healthy. HELP reduce the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly or sanitising if water isn’t available.
The 3-Steps to Effective Hand Hygiene
Step 1: Hand Wash
An essential step in hand hygiene best practice. Apart from removing any visible soiling from hands, the physical action of a good hand washing technique will remove high levels of bacteria and viruses also present on the skin.
Step 2: Sanitise
Hand sanitising is very useful in reducing bacterial counts on visibly clean hands when access to soap and running water is not available.
Step 3: Restore
This is the most important step in maintaining good skin condition. As a consequence of frequent hand washing it is vital to regularly replenish the natural oils lost from the skin with the use of a reconditioning cream.