Duty of care – providing effective hand washing facilities
Local authority mobile workforces are, by their nature out on the road for long periods. Effective hand hygiene facilities are an essential provision, according to the HSE Driving at work Managing work-related road safety publication.
The Health and Safety Executive asks the question in the section “Safe journey”
“Do you plan routes in consultation with drivers or their representatives, taking account of, for example, the need for rest breaks and access to toilets and washing facilities?”
TEAL mobile sinks can be positioned inside or outside the vehicle – and can easily be connected to the vehicle’s power supply in order to provide an effective hot water hand wash at any time. The only effective way of cleaning visibly dirty hands is with soap and water, according to Professor of Epidemiology Healthcare Infection and Infectious Diseases Control at UNSW Australia.
“Alcohol-based hand rub cannot penetrate organic material that makes your hands visibly dirty or sticky. So always use a soap and water wash after going to the toilet and when your hands are visibly dirty or sticky.”
Effective hand washing – wherever it’s needed
Hand washing saves lives! And the TEAL range of automotive units enables any mobile workforce to be able to enjoy a hot water hand wash wherever it’s needed!
Easy to fit and maintain, they are available with 12v or 24v power supply.
The TEAL range of mobile sinks includes:-
- The TEALwash for motor vehicles »
- The Handeman Xtra for motor vehicles »
- The Compact Classic for motor vehicles »