E. coli outbreak makes hand hygiene even more important
The latest outbreak of E. coli O157, which “appears to be associated with eating mixed salad leaves” is causing a level of concern – and current advice recognises the importance of effective hand washing, according to the latest bulletins on the Gov.uk website.
The regular updates from Public Health England (PHE) are emphasising the importance of EFFECTIVE hand hygiene – and the importance of ensuring that children wash their hands properly, whilst under supervision.
Washing with soap and water
PHE’s field epidemiology service director Dr Isabel Oliver advises that everyone should make hand hygiene a priority and considers it
…”vital to wash hands thoroughly using soap and water after using the toilet, before and after handling food and after contact with any animals and pets, including farm animals. Small children should also be supervised when washing their hands.”
Update as E. coli O157 investigation continues »
Portable sinks for preschool children
Handwash training for children is easy with a TEAL unit. Kids just love the warm gentle wash with these portable sinks – even when they’re on the go. And TEAL mobile sinks can ensure that children can have access to a warm water hand wash – even where they are enjoying outside play!
The TEAL KiddiWash Xtra and KiddiSynk mobile sinks are designed especially for smaller hands – and they make hand washing educational and fun.
Perfect for nurseries, creches, pre-school, outside play areas and children’s pet farms, TEAL warm water hand wash units are robust, easy to use and easy to clean.