According to the World Health Organisation, the gold standard of hand hygiene is still washing with soap and warm water. But if this option is not available where you are, hand sanitisers can also protect against disease-causing microbes.
How do alcohol-based hand sanitizers work? The Alcohol attacks and destroys the envelope protein that surrounds some viruses, including coronaviruses! This protein is vital for a virus’s survival and multiplication. Hand sanitisers needs to be at least 60% alcohol to have any effect on these viruses. Our Sanitation Stations are equipped with effective hand sanitizers.
To ensure you get the most efficacy from your hand sanitiser, you don’t need to use a huge amount! However, just like when washing with soap and water, you need to make sure you cover your hands (including between your knuckles, wrists, palms, back of your hand and your fingernails) fully, rubbing it in for at least 20 seconds to ensure it’s truly effective.
When Should I use a Hand Sanitiser?
Before and after visiting a friend or a loved one in a hospital or nursing home.
After using the bathroom
After handling cash
After touching your face
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and wash with soap and water as soon as you can.
How Do I Use Hand Sanitiser?
Make sure all organic matter is removed from hands. All visible organic matter (for example, dirt) must be removed from hands prior to applying waterless hand sanitizer.
Apply a small sized amount of hand sanitiser to the palm of one hand.
Rub hands together, covering all surfaces of hands and fingers including your knuckles, wrists, palms and the backs of your hands.
Rub it in for at least 20 seconds until the hand sanitizer is absorbed.