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Hand hygiene solutions and systems

Our industry-leading range of hand hygiene products includes antimicrobial soaps, sanitisers, and a range of hand drying solutions.

Providing staff, visitors, and customers with high-quality hand hygiene facilities can help to encourage a positive hand hygiene culture and assure that businesses care about their health and well-being, keeping people safe from bacterial and viral infections.

Our award-winning Signature range of hand hygiene solutions includes sensor technologies for automated dispensing and antimicrobial surfaces to prevent bacterial growth.

What are the benefits of automating hand hygiene?

Fascinating Facts: The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch. Public restrooms can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, and the toilet handle is one of the commonly touched areas and can therefore be a source of contamination.

Therefore, it's crucial to have automated hand hygiene devices that can help reduce the spread of germs and bacteria by making it easy for people to clean their hands without touching potentially contaminated surfaces.

Automating hand hygiene refers to using electronic devices, such as soap dispensers and electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems, to improve hand hygiene practices. There are several benefits to automating hand hygiene, including:

  1. Improved infection prevention: Automating hand hygiene can help to improve infection prevention by reminding people to wash their hands and providing them with the necessary tools to do so. This is particularly important in settings such as hospitals and other healthcare facilities, where hand hygiene is critical for preventing the spread of infection.
  2. Increased compliance with hand hygiene guidelines: Automating hand hygiene can also help increase compliance by providing an easy and convenient way for people to wash their hands. This can be especially useful in settings where hand hygiene is only sometimes a top priority, such as schools or offices.
  3. Reduced risk of infection: By improving hand hygiene practices, automating hand hygiene can help reduce the risk of disease for individuals and the community. This is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus.
  4. Electronic monitoring: Some hand hygiene automation systems, such as electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems, can provide real-time data on hand hygiene practices, allowing facilities to track compliance and identify areas where improvement is needed. This can be a valuable tool for infection control professionals working to improve hand hygiene practices in their facilities.

Overall, automating hand hygiene has the potential to significantly improve infection prevention and control efforts, helping to reduce the risk of infection and improve overall public health. For more hygiene tips and tricks, download our Hygiene Checklist for your business. 


Hand washing

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

Hand drying

Wet hands carry a greater risk of cross-contamination than dry hands by spreading 1,000 times more bacteria to surfaces. Therefore, it's crucial to have effective hand drying solutions in place. Our range of hand dryers includes no-touch paper towel dispensers and electric hand dryers.

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 alcohol and non-alcohol based high-performance sanitisers that give protection from bacteria and viruses.

What are the benefits of hand hygiene?

Hand hygiene refers to washing your hands or using hand sanitiser to kill germs and prevent the spread of infection. There are several benefits to practising good hand hygiene, including:  

  1. Improved infection prevention: Good hand hygiene practices are essential to infection prevention and control efforts. By washing your hands or using hand sanitiser, you can reduce the risk of transmitting germs to others and help to prevent the spread of illness.
  2. Reduced risk of infection: Proper hand hygiene can also help to reduce the risk of infection for individuals. By washing your hands or using hand sanitiser, you can reduce your risk of contracting an illness or disease.
  3. Improved overall health: Besides the specific benefits mentioned above, practising good hand hygiene can also contribute to overall good health. By reducing the risk of infection and illness, you can help maintain your health and well-being.

Overall, hand hygiene is an integral part of infection prevention and control efforts and has the potential to improve public health significantly.

What are the types of hand hygiene?

Several types of hand hygiene can be used to prevent the spread of germs and viruses:

  1. Hand washing with soap and water is the most effective way to clean your hands and remove germs and viruses. To wash your hands properly, wet your hands with warm water, apply a generous amount of hand soap, and scrub your hands together for at least 20 seconds, making sure to clean all surfaces of your hands, including the palms, back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Rinse your hands thoroughly and dry them using a paper towel or a hand dryer.
  2. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers: Hand sanitisers are a convenient way to kill germs on the go. To use a hand sanitiser effectively, apply a generous amount to the palms of your hands and rub your hands together until they are dry. Hand sanitisers are most effective when they contain at least 60% alcohol.
  3. Antimicrobial soaps: These soaps contain chemicals that are effective at killing germs and bacteria. They can be used the same way as regular hand soap but may be more effective at killing germs.

Overall, the most effective type of hand hygiene will depend on the situation and the level of contamination. In general, hand washing with soap and water is the most effective way to remove germs and viruses. Still, hand sanitisers can be a convenient alternative when water and soap are unavailable.

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All Initial technicians are highly qualified and trained. Our local teams offer a wide range of global innovations and hand hygiene solutions to suit your business need.

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