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Global Handwashing Day: Our top hand hygiene tips

15 October 2020

Jennie Hollingsworth

Today is Global Handwashing Day, which is the perfect time to audit the handwashing facilities in your business to ensure you are providing customers and employees with the most suitable options.

Regular handwashing is still a vital part of the fight against Covid-19., it’s easy to implement and is proven to kill and reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. But are we doing it correctly?

How to wash your hands:

  • Sing happy birthday twice
    You should wash your hands for 20 seconds, which is the same length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday. This will also help put yourself in a good mood and make time go quicker. Depending on your favourite type of music, other song options include, the chorus of Raspberry Beret by Prince, or the chorus of Love on Top by Beyoncé.
  • Don’t forget your thumbs
    Good handwashing should ensure every part of your hands are washed and cleaned. The NHS have put together a handy picture guide and video that shows the best way to ensure you don’t miss any spots. Watch this NHS video to help visualise the process.
  • Use the best option
    Good hand hygiene starts with ensuring you have the right cleaning products to suit your situation. It’s important that businesses take time to understand and implement the best handwashing option for their customers and employees.

What products does my business need?
Our team of hygiene experts are always on hand to help find the most appropriate consumable options for your business, As members of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), we source products from across the market ensuring our customers are getting the best value for money.

Our range of handcare consumables includes:

  • Hand Sanitiser Gel and Wipes

Our extensive range of hand hygiene products includes portable sachets of hand sanitiser, and wipes that can be used on hands and surfaces. These products provide a hassle-free way to instantly clean hands.

  • Liquid and Bar Hand Soap
    Well-maintained bathrooms are an essential for any organisation, as hygienic facilities help customers and employees feel safe and looked after. We provide a range of bar and liquid hand soap options that can be supplied on a regular basis. For enhanced hygiene, we also offer a range of wall mounted soap dispensers.
  • Paper Towels
    Paper and wiping products are essentials for any organisation when it comes to maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Our Paper and Wiping range includes a variety options from leading brands, including a new bamboo range. We also offer a great variety of wet and dry wipes to suit any situation.


Help is on hand
At phs, we have made it our business to help you adapt to the new normal. Our range of handcare consumables has something to suit every type of business environment.