Important hygiene steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs
Hand washing must be effective to be worthwhile – and washing with soap and running water are by far and away the best method of achieving high quality hand hygiene, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The prevention of sickness and the passing on of germs to others are achieved by such hand washing according to the CDC article When & How to Wash Your Hands.
The report states that
“Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.”
The CDC list a total of ten instances when hand washing should be undertaken, including before eating, after going to the toilet and after touching animals.
Five key hand washings technique pointers are also provided, including the importance of scrubbing for at least 20 seconds – the time it takes to hum the “Happy birthday” song twice.
Portable sinks for effective hand washing
TEAL produces an incredible range of mobile sinks and portable basins for every type of hand washing situation. There are vehicle mounted, wall mounted, mains powered and free standing hand wash stations as well as mobile sinks with pre-heated hot water.