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Essential hand hygiene solutions

Good hand hygiene is essential to help prevent the transmission of skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. Around 80% of infections are spread through hand contact with contaminated surfaces. From visiting the washroom, coughing and sneezing, we can transfer germs to our hands and then surfaces we touch. Germs are exchanged on frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, keypads, furniture and equipment.

Initial offers a complete range of hand hygiene solutions that are designed for every business environment, including offices, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, education and care homes. Our hygiene experts offer fully-serviced hygiene solutions, giving you peace of mind that you are able to keep your employees and customers safe.

Our comprehensive range of hand hygiene solutions help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses to protect people from infections.

  • Hand soaps and dispensers to clean hands and remove germs
  • Hand dryers for effective moisture removal and reduced germ transmission
  • Sanitisers and dispensers to protect hands from infectious germs
  • Moisturisers and dispensers to protect delicate skin.


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Providing effective hand hygiene solutions

Providing staff, visitors and customers with high-quality hand hygiene facilities gives the assurance that businesses care about their health and wellbeing and they can stay safe from bacterial and viral infections.

Our industry-leading range of hand hygiene products includes antimicrobial soaps, sanitisers and hand lotions, the award-winning Signature range of hand hygiene solutions, including sensor technologies for automated dispensing and with antimicrobial surfaces to prevent bacterial growth. In high footfall areas our smart washroom technology can help improve operational efficiency and optimise the use of consumables.

Delivered at key hygiene hotspots throughout your premises, you can be sure we have an option for every business need.


Our anti-microbial soaps can kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. Our soaps are kind to skin, allowing frequent use, and combined with no-touch dispensers offer superior handwashing that reduces the chance of catching and spreading infectious diseases.

Providing the right facilities in key hygiene hotspots such as washrooms, kitchens and food preparation areas encourages handwashing compliance amongst employees and minimises the risks of cross-contamination.


No-touch technology provides the most hygienic way to dispense soap

The award-winning Signature range has an option for all requirements

A choice of liquid or foam soaps with antibacterial action and gentle on the skin

Benefits of providing handwashing solutions

  • Encourage handwashing compliance in critical areas

  • Help prevent the spread of infectious bacteria and viruses

  • Assure customers and staff you care for their health and wellbeing

Hand drying

Wet hands carry a greater risk of cross-contamination than dry hands by spreading 1,000 times more bacteria to surfaces. Initial’s hand-drying solutions effectively reduce the amount of moisture and the number of microorganisms left on the hands after washing. 

Our range of hand dryers includes no-touch paper towel dispensers, traditional paper towel and linen dispensers and electric hand dryers.

Effective hand drying reduces contamination risk and protects hands.

No touch paper towel dispensers reduce the risk of cross contamination from wet hands


Durable, efficient paper towel dispensers are a reliable way to quickly dry hands


A waste-free way to dry hands and reduce the potential for germs to escape the washroom

Benefits of providing hand drying solutions

  • Provide washroom users with hygienic and effective hand drying solutions

  • Reduce the number of germs left on hands after washing

  • Reduce the transmission of germs from damp hands onto surfaces

Hand sanitising

Initial’s hand sanitiser solutions give added protection from infection after washing hands or when hand washing is not available. Our solutions include high-performance sanitisers that give protection from bacteria and viruses for up to 8 hours and options for no-touch technology include automatic dispensing at fixed locations or on movable stands.

No-touch hand sanitisers are the ideal way for protecting hands quickly with a measured dose

Initial’s alcohol and non-alcohol based sanitisers can kill 99.99% of bacteria and coronavirus*

Mobile stands give flexibility to provide sanitiser quickly in high traffic areas and at key hygiene hotspots 

Benefits of providing hand sanitising solutions

  • Initial sanitisers destroy 99.99% of coronavirus*

  • Protect hands from harmful bacteria and viruses for up to 8 hours

  • Reduce the risk of cross-contamination

  • *Feline coronavirus, a surrogate virus for coronavirus

Hand moisturising solutions

Hand moisturising solutions give an added layer of skin protection, especially from frequent hand washing and show customers and employees you care about their wellbeing. 

Initial has developed a mild, fragrance-free moisturising hand lotion suited to sensitive skin. The lotion has been dermatologically tested and formulated to be lightweight and quick-absorbing. It contains natural skin conditioning substances such as shea butter, vitamin E and glycerine to rapidly hydrate your hands and improve the look and feel of your skin.


Lightweight and quick-absorbing lotion protects your skin

Fragrance and colour free formulation reduces allergens

Contains naturally derived ingredients including shea butter and vitamin E

Benefits of providing hand lotion

  • Provide washroom users with hygienic and effective hand drying solutions

  • Reduce the number of germs left on hands after washing

  • Reduce the transmission of germs from damp hands onto surfaces

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