Washing hands with soap and water is the most effective way to practice good hand hygiene, however in situations where washing hands is not practical, the use of hand sanitisers can play an important role in keeping hands free from harmful microorganisms.
In addition to ‘Good Hand Hygiene’ it is recommended to disinfect surfaces we regularly touch within our home, workplace and general communal areas.
Use solutions with at least 70% Alcohol to disinfect and kill germs. Items such as benchtops, desks, light switches, doorknobs, phones, remotes, computer mouse and keyboards are just some of the items potentially containing harmful microorganisms, that are often overlooked. Wiping these with a solution or gel containing 70% alcohol may effectively disinfect them. Ensure you always follow the item manufacturer’s instructions.
In many instances it is not practical to sanitise the environment and objects we come in contact with, hence sanitising our hands is critical to stop any spread of germs and infecting ourselves and others.
Alcohol has been used as a disinfectant for centuries.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that hand sanitisers at a minimum must have 60% alcohol to be effective and assist in stopping the spread of germs. Ideally, alcohol-based disinfecting solutions should be at least 70% alcohol, this enables them to also be used as a disinfectant, to clean things such items as benchtops, table surfaces, trolley handles, light switches, remote controls and mobile phones.
Stop the spread of germs and maintain and safe and hygienic workplace.
Use lydamin® antiseptic hand sanitiser gel as a quick and simple means of infection control, in a wide variety of settings, suitable for all ages.
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