Wash-hands

The importance of washing hands


Use signs and posters to help your workers practice good handwashing technique and to remind them to catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue or arm and avoid touching their faces.

Provide:

handwashing facilities with running water, soap and paper towels or hand dryers

hand sanitiser at locations in addition to washrooms, such as sanitising stations in shops

hand sanitiser nearby for people getting in and out of vehicles or handling deliveries, if they are unable to wash their hands.

Information on how to wash your hands is available from NHS.UK.

Additional handwashing facilities

When completing your COVID-19 risk assessment, consider if you need to provide additional handwashing facilities so that people can wash their hands frequently.

Consider how often people should wash their hands, depending on where they work and how much contact they have with others.

This will also help you to decide if and where you need to provide additional washing facilities.

If you cannot provide additional handwashing facilities, you may need to provide hand sanitiser instead near to frequently used areas.

To talk to Ecoserve Cleaning about any of this, and how we could help you, please get in touch with us.

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