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Last Updated on June 7, 2023
Washing your hands is the easiest way to minimize the spread of germs. Not only does washing your hands protect yourselves but it protects others too – keeping the spread of germs at bay and preventing the spread of infections including covid-19, influenza and gastroenteritis – to name but a few.
Throughout the day, we may touch surfaces that others have been in contact with and we frequently touch our faces – half the time without even realizing it! If we do not regularly wash our hands in the proper way, germs can get easily get into the body and cause us to be ill.
It’s vital that we all continue to practice handwashing properly both now and in the future. To help you promote handwashing in your organization, download our free handwashing poster. This poster can be displayed in restrooms and other locations where soap and water is available to remind people of proper handwashing.
Optimize your hand hygiene with our comprehensive, free handwashing guide. A shocking 84% of adults don’t effectively wash their hands*; our instructional poster aims to change that statistic.
Our easy-to-follow poster breaks down the art of proficient handwashing into simple, step-by-step procedures. Complete with explanatory diagrams, it serves as an educational tool for all visitors, helping them master the skills necessary for maintaining cleanliness through handwashing.
One critical factor often overlooked is the duration of handwashing. Our poster emphatically underscores that handwashing should last between 15-30 seconds, roughly the same amount of time it takes to sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song twice.
The Significance of Proficient Handwashing
Consistent and thorough handwashing routines play a pivotal role in sustaining excellent personal hygiene and reducing the transmission of germs and viruses, both inside and outside the home.
Maintaining high standards of hand hygiene yields substantial health benefits and lays the foundation for other essential hygiene habits. By facilitating your visitors’ good handwashing practices, you are fostering beneficial habits. These habits, in turn, help ensure the well-being of individuals and the smooth operation of your business.