October 15th was Global Handwashing Day
This annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing and how this simple action can help to prevent diseases and save lives. Each year, 1.7 Million children die from diarrhoea & pneumonia. An alarming figure when you think that handwashing can significantly help to prevent these deaths. Not only are these infections traumatic for children, adults are just as vulnerable and it is these types of infections that lead to high levels of absenteeism.
Research has shown that good hand hygiene practices can help reduce illness and absenteeism in a variety of settings from a 21% reduction in the workplace1 to a 50% reduction in primary schools. Handwashing isn’t just about having the right resources available but also about behaviour, therefore it is essential that people know when to wash their hands and understand why.
At Wilson washroom Services we offer the complete range of products from GoJo from soaps and industrial hand cleaners to hand sanitisers. All products can be dispensed with wall mounted manual and automatic dispensers, that we supply and fit completely free of charge, however we also offer a full personal range for members of your team who may work remotely or in the community an example of which is noted below.
The Community Health Workers Pack contains:
- 118ml Bottle of GoJo Mild Lotion Soap,
- Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub
- 60ml Bottle of Hand Medic
- A handy leaflet on skin care advice for health workers