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Do you have everything you need to keep hand hygiene in check? Let this handy checklist from Satino by WEPA be your guide.
Step 1: Hand washing
Washing hands with soap and water is the easiest and most convenient way to prevent infections.
Are there enough soap dispensers – and do they have enough capacity?
If your soap dispenser is not big enough to meet the needs of your employees, it might be time to choose a larger soap dispenser.
It’s certainly worth the investment to keep your staff safe. Satino by WEPA Clean&Care soap dispensers are available in two sizes: 700 ml (SF2) and 1,000 ml (SF 1), for low, medium and high-traffic washrooms.
Do existing dispensers provide optimal hygiene?
Germs collect on tables, door handles, knobs, switches, and handrails – and are spread further from there.
So, it’s important that your dispensers have little to no contact surfaces.
Sensor dispensers such as Satino by WEPA Clean&Care dispensers are ideal. With both manual and touch-free (sensor) options available, you can minimise the amount of contact your staff have with surfaces every time they go to wash their hands.
With manual soap dispensers, contact surfaces should be made of easy-to-clean material such as stainless steel.
Soap also plays an important role in maintaining hygiene.
Satino by WEPA soaps come in a stand-up bag with integrated pump – a closed and hygienic system that guarantees optimum dispensing.
Are your dispensers easy to service?
Refill insertion needs to be done quickly – that’s why Satino dispensers are easy for service staff to open.
Thanks to their mounting plate, it takes no time at all to replace dispensers of the same size, with Satino by WEPA Clean&Care dispensers. For instance, if you wanted to replace a manual dispenser with a touch-free model.
Satino Clean&Care dispensers also provide maximum flexibility: they can be filled not only with soap, but also with sanitiser or toilet seat cleaner.
Step 2: Hand drying
Germs that are still on the hands after hasty washing are removed once and for all by drying with a paper towel.
- Is the available hand drying method the most hygienic one?
The fact of the matter is: paper towels are the most popular and hygienic way to dry your hands. Not only do they remove germs, but each paper towels is only used once, meaning bacteria is not spread to the next user. On the opposite end of the scale, hand dryers disperse germs throughout the room and onto surfaces, while with standard textile towels, there is a risk of cross-contamination.
- Are there enough towel dispensers – and do they have enough capacity?
Struggling to keep your towel dispensers filled? No problem! We recommend switching to an economical system such as towel rolls or Interfold paper towels: these are easy to service thanks to long refill intervals. They are also a hygienic options when used with touch-free dispensers or Satino by WEPA self-sufficient AutoCut dispensers. Stay flexible with mobile solutions: the new recyclable Satino by WEPA paper towel dispensers (made from cardboard) can be used wherever there is a temporary increase in demand for paper towels. Whether at the office or workshop, indoors or outdoors.
- Do paper towel dispensers contribute towards high hygiene standards?
Avoid contact surfaces – this rule also applies to paper towel dispensers.
That is why touch-free dispensers or Satino by WEPA self-sufficient AutoCut dispensers are an ideal solution – both for towel rolls and folded paper towels. Users only ever touch their own paper towel, reducing the spread of germs.
The same is true for the Centrefeed Plus dispenser, which has been specially designed for trade and industry.
Step 3: Hand disinfection
Wherever hand washing is not an option, #handsanitiser is a sensible alternative.
- Is there a need for hand sanitiser at all?
Hand disinfection effectively interrupts chains of infection, and has established itself as a crucial part of our everyday hand hygiene routine.
While hand sanitiser cannot replace hand washing, it does complement it. Wherever people gather – in the workplace, , at hotels, trade fairs, or out shopping – hand sanitiser is a useful tool that protects us all from infections.
- How can hand disinfection be integrated into the workplace?
In washrooms, hand sanitiser can be offered as an accompaniment to handwashing.
Satino by WEPA’s touch-free Clean&Care dispensers are perfectly placed to meet this need.
Sanitiser stands are also advisable for entrances or high-footfall areas– for example, to clean hands after using lifts or before entering conference rooms. Satino by WEPA offers two models for different levels of use.
Is hand disinfection worth the investment?
Diseases like the flu are most prevalent during certain times of the year – however, the coronavirus demonstrated that some viruses do not follow the seasons. In those cases, protection may be required over a longer period of time.
• Occupational health and safety is not optional. Every employer has a duty of care – which employees appreciate.
• Sanitiser stands are mobile and ready for use at any time. They can be activated as required in closed rooms with low to high traffic – even to safeguard against those infections that are seemingly “more harmless”.
• Satino by WEPA Clean&Care dispensers are multifunctional and can be filled with hand sanitiser, soap or toilet seat cleaner. This facilitates greater flexibility.