By Matt Stimpson | Published
Hand hygiene is always an essential part of everyday life, but as we continue through the realities of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever. And if you’re running a business with staff and regular visitors or customers, a steady supply of hand sanitiser is vital to protect them and your business.
Business health and safety is relevant at any time and covers multiple areas. And according to the government’s Health and Safety Executive agency, it’s “an employer's duty to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this.”
But as well as this, every business must also now be COVID-secure. What that means for one business may be different for another depending on what sector you’re in. But it almost certainly means having handwashing facilities and a good supply of hand sanitiser available and ready to use.
No matter how careful we are with hand hygiene, everyone will come into contact with different surfaces, however briefly, every day – shared or otherwise – and they’ll be covered in microscopic, but spreadable, bacteria and germs.
Whether you’re a production factory or a high-end restaurant, all employees and visitors need to know you’re taking hand hygiene seriously in your business to help reduce the spread of infection. By having handwashing facilities and hand sanitiser stations in place, it shows you’re taking the right steps to protect everyone and maintain high hygiene standards, as well as acting on medical advice.
Having wall-mounted or freestanding hand sanitisers positioned in key locations – including entrances and exits of any building, shop, office, or public space and near any high-touch surfaces or communal areas – is essential. But they can only be effective if they’re used regularly – and properly.
Clear and positive messaging on regular hand sanitisation might be needed to give people a visual reminder. So displaying posters and guidelines about the facts and importance of hand sanitisation – together with information and diagrams on how to apply and use hand sanitiser properly – should be used near every dispenser, as well as throughout your business.
As a business and an employer, it’s important to lead by example. Having all the necessary hand sanitiser supplies and equipment on-site, and using them regularly, is essential and helps to encourage others to use it and protect themselves and others properly.
Alongside our usual wide range of bottled and mains fed water coolers, hot water dispensers, and taps and bottling systems, Thirsty Work also offers automatic, zero-touch hand sanitiser dispensers for every business.
Available in either wall-mounted, free-standing, or stylish slimline infrared freestanding options, each model is fully automatic and 100% contactless, giving a fresh shot of 70% alcohol content sanitising gel every time, killing 99.9% of bacteria.
While always essential, hand hygiene is vital during a pandemic. So make sure your business is fully equipped to give everyone the protection they need. Contact us today on 01392 877 172 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for your free hand sanitiser and dispenser quote or to start your free trial