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Are hand dryers really the microbial cesspools some make them out to be? Let's deep dive into the world of electric hand dryers and explore what the science has to say...

How many times do you use your hands in a day? Eating, touching, holding, cleaning, greeting: the possibilities are endless. In fact, it's estimated that people touch hundreds of different surfaces every hour. By following the steps below, you can ensure that you’re washing your hands effectively...

With the continuous rise in environmental consciousness and the ongoing pursuit of cost-effective solutions, more and more establishments are considering the switch to hand dryers. But are these modern machines just a trendy addition, or do they really bring tangible benefits?

Cleanliness and hygiene have taken centre stage. Hand sanitiser, in particular, has emerged as an indispensable ally in our fight against germs. But what exactly is hand sanitiser, and how does it work?

Among the many health-related concerns, hand hygiene has emerged as a critical component in ensuring a safe workplace. Understanding its importance and implementing best practices can significantly reduce the risk of illness and boost overall productivity.

In Australia, as in many parts of the world, the importance of hand hygiene cannot be overstated. A simple hand washing procedure can be the frontline defense against many diseases, particularly in communal spaces like the workplace.

Which is better: alcohol or non-alcohol hand sanitiser?

Hand hygiene is one of the pillars of infection control. It was recognised as far back as the nineteenth century as essential to prevent spread of infections in hospitals – even before it was understood that...

9 steps to washing your hands to remove viruses and bacteria

The World Health Organization says that the most important action we can take during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is to wash hands frequently to remove any viruses that may be on them. Washing hands is the...

Why wash your hands?

Hands are the part of the body that are most exposed to germs and substances in the home, the environment and areas shared with other people such as offices, schools, hospitals, shopping centres and public transport.

The 9 steps of proper hand washing

To celebrate (yes, we celebrate these things at Initial) Global Handwashing day, we’e put together the 9 steps of proper hand washing. But first, why does hand washing require 9 steps?

Initial Hygiene is the Official Hygiene Partner of AO2021

The Australian Open has announced a new partnership with global brand Initial as the Official Hygiene Partner of AO2021. “The health and safety of fans, officials, players and our AO workforce is our number one priority...