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Hand Hygiene

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Hand Hygiene

Initial provides a range of washing and drying solutions to meet your bathroom needs.

Hand hygiene is defined as any method that removes or destroys the microorganisms found on hands. This includes proper hand washing techniques, adequate drying of hands post washing, and the use of hand sanitisers.

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What happens when good hand hygiene practices are missing?

Adopting proper hand washing, drying and sanitising practices is crucial to ensuring your wellbeing. Whether poor hand hygiene is due to personal habits or to the lack of available hand hygiene solutions, here are some consequences if you and your co-workers do not practise good hand hygiene:

  • 80% of diseases can be spread by touch, hence harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and E. Coli are more likely to be spread to you or by you.
  • If you wash your hands but do not dry them, your damp hands (as well as your co-workers’) are 1000 times more likely to spread bacteria.
  • Bacteria will get transferred around your environment. For example, the average office desk has 400 times more bacteria on it than a toilet seat.

As such, it is important to have proper hand hygiene solutions in place to encourage good hand hygiene. 

As such, it is important for proper hand hygiene solutions to be set up and good hand hygiene habits to be practised.

How to Reduce the Spread of Diseases?

It is especially important to promote good hand hygiene habits in the office where cross-contamination is rampant. This can be done by having hand hygiene solutions in place to promote regular hand washing with soap, hand drying and hand sanitising.

Curious about what hand hygiene solutions you may need in your office? Click on any of our solutions below to know more or scroll down for reasons why you should enlist our services.


All Signature products are sleek, easy to clean and include an innovative antibacterial surface that helps reduce the spread of germs.

The Journey of The Germ

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Initial Hygiene Bio Enzyme Soaps

Unlike traditional soaps, washing with Initial’s Signature foam or liquid soap creates a long- lasting, protective barrier on the hands. This barrier lasts up to 5 hours, offering the user ongoing protection from bacteria and viruses and minimising the risks of cross contamination. This protective barrier is created by enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria.  Initial’s Signature soap is also completely biodegradable and contains no harsh chemicals that could damage either the environment or your hands.

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