Washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to maintain good hand hygiene and prevent the spread of germs and diseases, yet 84% of adults do not wash their hands effectively*. Help your visitors practice effective hand washing with our free instructional poster.
Our handwashing guide covers the basics with step by step instructions and diagrams to help your visitors practice competent hand washing with soap and water. The main areas where adults seem to falter is the length of time they wash their hands for. Our free downloadable poster highlights that hands should be washed for 15-30 seconds, about the same length of time as it takes to sing the happy birthday song twice.
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The Importance of Effective Hand Washing
Regular and thorough hand hygiene practices are critical in maintaining good personal hygiene, and helping to minimise the risk of spreading germs and viruses inside and outside of the home.
Good hand hygiene has a significant impact on health, and encourages the development of other good hygiene practices. By helping visitors maintain good hand washing practices you are promoting positive habits that will help keep them, and those around them, more healthy and your business running smoothly.
*Research from The Royal Pharmaceutical Company
Where to Display Your How to Wash Hands Poster
Suitable for various types of businesses, this poster is likely to be most effective when displayed in prominent locations around kitchen areas, bathroom sinks and in toilet cubicles where it can be easily seen. It may also be displayed on the back of bathroom doors, and in communal areas where it will be seen often.
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