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How Touchless Technology Promotes Hand Hygiene

Date : 08 Jun 2017  ·  Category : All

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), adequate hand hygiene can reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, and has the potential to save eight million lives in hospital alone.

This clearly demonstrates the importance of washing and drying your hands effectively, and the potential risk that unwashed hands can pose.

There are a number of ways that germs can be spread, such as through inhaling virus particles or eating food that an ill person has handled. Perhaps one of the most common ways that you can catch a virus or bacteria is by touching a common surface that has been handled by an infected person. This may be something like a toilet flush, a tap or a soap dispenser.

While it is important to follow the correct hand hygiene procedures and to apply a three step approach of washing, drying and sanitising, there are a number of useful touchless technologies that are becoming more and more popular in the quest against germs.

Having effective products available to promote hand hygiene is extremely important, and touchless technologies, such as automatic soap dispensers or touchless hand dryers, can make the process even easier and therefore increase compliance. Not only that, but it can help to further reduce the risk of spreading infection by limiting the number of common surfaces that contribute to the spread of illness.

At SP Hygiene, we see touchless technology as being a key player in reducing infections and think that the sector is only going to grow. It’s quick, easy, inexpensive and can lead to increased compliance and less staff off sick. It can also offer bosses in sectors such as healthcare and food manufacturing the assurance that they are doing everything they can to ensure staff are following strict procedures, in turn creating a safer working environment for everyone.

While touchless technology is taking off, mechanical dispensers have stood the test of time and are still popular. At SP Hygiene, we stock both. If you would like more information on our hygiene equipment, you can call us on: 0113 245 8157 or email: info@sphygiene.co.uk.

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