The Deb Programme for Secondary Schools


Millions of school days are lost each year due to illness. Did you know 60% of all absences across schools in England is due to illness? (Source UK Department for Education)


Our hands are the main vehicle for transmitting germs, 80% of all infections are transmitted by hands (Source US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Germs and bacteria that cause common illnesses are invisible to the naked eye and can make us ill
  • Germs are transferred by our hands, spread by people-to-people contact and through touching everyday surfaces
  • Poor hand hygiene may lead to increased illness
  • Illness results in pupil absenteeism and can affect the students' learning progress

Help reduce the spread of germs in your school by educating your students on the importance of washing their hands with soap.

      Why Choose Deb?

      Save money and switch to Deb sealed cartridge soap dispensers

      Why Bulk Fill Soap Dispensers Are Not Good Practice

      Open and pour-in soap dispensers are not as hygienic as sealed cartridge systems. This is because they are open to the environment and can result in bacteria and germs breeding inside the dispenser.  

      Bulk fill systems are often inadequately cleaned and incorrectly refilled, continual refilling results in new soap being contaminated by old soap 

      Bulk soap refillable dispensers are prone to bacterial contamination - recent studies demonstrated that 1 in 4 dispensers are contaminated*

      *Source: Hand Contamination And Bulk-Soap-Refillable Dispensers, Applied And Environmental Microbiology, May 2011 

      Benefits Of Choosing Deb Sealed Cartridge Dispensers


      • Less FOAM soap is needed compared to lotion soap, there are over 1,400 hand washes per 1 litre cartridge
      • Deb FOAM soaps are very economical in use and equate to less than one penny per hand wash!
      • FOAM soaps have better ‘spreadability’ than lotion soaps, which makes them more effective 
      • Deb dispensers deliver a measured shot of FOAM soap every time 
      • Deb dispensers are guaranteed for life against normal wear & tear


      • Sealed cartridges with integral pump to optimise hygiene levels 
      • Cartridges are quick and easy to change, with no mess or spills
      • Deb dispensers require minimal cleaning compared to bulk fill dispensers


      • Using FOAM soaps can reduce water consumption for hand washing by 16 to 45%*


      • All Deb cartridges are recyclable, minimising the amount of packaging waste to landfill
      • Deb products are manufactured in the UK, which minimises the supply chain and reduces carbon footprint
      • EU Ecolabel accredited Deb FOAM soaps are available


      • Free to Deb customers: a range of point of use and educational materials to help increase compliance throughout your school

      *Ann Durrant & Alexandra McKay, Media 4 Change

      Free Resources

      For the Teacher

      We have created resources to help you promote hand hygiene in the classroom which includes a pupil presentation that highlights the basics of why it is so important to wash and sanitise our hands.

      For the Students

      To improve compliance and encourage students to wash their hands with soap, a selection of support materials are available which include posters, stickers and hand wash guides.

      Washroom Solutions for Secondary Schools

      Help reduce germ transfer and encourage hand washing in your school with Deb’s FOAM soaps, sanitisers and a selection of dispensers to suit your washroom.