Post by Wet Room Materials
The spread of viruses such as Covid 19 remind us how vital good hygiene is for our safety and well-being. Keeping your hands clean is a simple and yet such an important step to making sure we take care of ourselves and also everyone around us. In this blog, we will cover all crucial points you need to know about hand hygiene.
The most effective way to remove bacteria is to wash both hands with soap and water thoroughly and to continue to wash for at least 20 seconds. While doing so focus on all of the areas listed below.
Washing your hands with soap and water is often not possible, especially when out in public or even at your workplace. Using a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid becoming ill and spreading germs to others and it is essential for reopening after lock-down. For more information, see out blog ‘How does hand sanitiser kill viruses’.
How to use hand sanitiser? Simply apply the hand sanitising gel to the palm of one hand and rub the product all over the surfaces of your hands (use the areas listed above) until your hands are dry.
When to wash or sanitise your hands? During this period it is especially crucial to hand sanitise after you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens, etc.
Always wash or sanitise your hands after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose, to remove any droplets that may have landed on them and also before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that is how germs enter our bodies.
When talking about hand hygiene it is vital that we do not forget the nails as fingernails actually harbour the same types of bacteria as the rest of the hand, just a lot more of them. The first thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs is to keep your nails short. Yes, ladies we know that is not what most of you want to hear but it is the best to make sure that the area is free from bacterial.
The second step is to scrub the underside of your nails with soap and water and to use a nail brush as often as you can. Always make sure you clean any grooming tools before using them. It is strongly recommend you avoiding biting or chewing nails and also cutting your cuticles, as they act as barriers to prevent infection.
Is wearing nail polish safe? The good news is that freshly painted nails are perfectly safe however that is not the case 3-4 days after the application. It is recommended to maintain painted nails as often as possible because any tiny chips or cracks in the paint could harbour bacteria.
SharpHygiene have created a highly visible Free Standing and Wall Mounted Hand Hygiene Station which are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Our Hygiene Stations are developed In-line with government guidelines to make your business Covid Secure and protect your customers, employees and business from potential virus outbreaks. The striking design attracts attention to maximise usage and incorporates user information to comply with section 5.3 of UK government’s Hygiene: handwashing, sanitation facilities and toilets guidelines. Both stations are anti-tamper protected and require a key to open the dispenser.
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25th May 2020
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.