6th May 2020
Why Your Business Needs a Hand Sanitising Station
Maintaining a germ-free environment is easy with hand sanitiser stations from FEM.
Hand sanitisers are designed to kill germs present on our hands with the use of alcohol. While washing hands with soap and water is still the best way to ensure hands are properly washed and rid of any germs, it isn’t always a viable option. However, there is a simple solution: a hand sanitiser station.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, officials are encouraging the use of hand sanitiser as one of the best tools available in combatting the spread of the virus, especially when embarking on an essential trip for food or medical supplies. FEM is now stocking two variants of hand sanitising stations from Prince Castle. No matter what industry you are in, cleanliness should be top of your mind.
Harmful bacteria can live in the most unlikely places and be transferred easily from person to person. Hand sanitisers can reduce the risk of spreading gastrointestinal and respiratory infections between co-workers and customers. Employees want to know when they come to work; they are protected, and with a visible hand sanitising station, customers are more likely to visit!
Our Hand Sanitiser Stations come with either a Single Pump or with a Twin Pump & Paper Towel Dispenser. These robust and flexible sanitising solutions can be used in multiple locations within your business without needing access to your power supply offering a cost-effective way for your business to promote cleanliness. They save time, kill germs, and are easy and convenient to use. Most importantly, it gives you peace of mind knowing everyone’s needs are being met.
The Single Pump Station measures 325mm wide by 250mm deep by 900mm high and comes with an A3 sized point of sale holder to promote cleanliness giving the station a total height of 1320mm. It can be used in internal locations within your business with the industrial pelican pump and hose dispensing directly from 5L containers, it also has a drip tray located at the top of the station for waste product.
While the Twin Pump is also designed for internal use, it measures 425mm deep by 325mm wide by 900mm high. It also has an A3 sized point of sale holder to promote cleanliness giving the station a total height of 1330mm. Again, the industrial pelican pump and hose allow for the sanitiser to be extracted directly out of the 5L containers, while the removable door fitted with both a drip tray and bin allows for easy cleaning and disposal of used towels.
Both variants are lightweight for ease of positioning by staff, have a lockable door, and storage space for sanitising products to speed up replenishment. Each model dispenses directly out of 5L sanitiser bottles, and have the storage capacity for an additional four 5L bottles meaning these offer less hassle and less time re-filling for operators. Both are durable and easy to clean, making them an ideal choice for quick-serve operations.
By placing hand sanitiser station in strategic locations throughout your place of business, and high traffic areas, you can encourage employees and customers to improve their hand hygiene and make the whole environment safer.
The best way to remind employees and customers to use hand sanitiser is by making it easily accessible and always within sight. It’s important to place hand sanitiser near and around high-touch surfaces and communal areas, including entrances and exits, payment and service counters, kitchens, cafeterias, food courts and break rooms, meeting rooms, employee desks, and high-traffic areas like queuing points.
It is also important to ensure you pick the right sanitiser for your station. Make sure to use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 70 per cent alcohol. Consider using foam hand sanitisers over sticky gel ones. And use sanitisers that contain a moisturiser to prevent skin dryness, and are perfume and dye-free to reduce potential allergic reactions and skin irritations.
You now have the hand station and the sanitiser, but a complete hand hygiene program goes beyond providing the right products. While having a visible and accessible hand sanitising station in germ hotspots is essential to the health of your workers and customers, it’s only beneficial if people regularly use them. Provide posters, leaflets, or information boards near dispensers with reminders to clean hands and offer quick, easy facts about hand hygiene. These materials should also include information on how to properly use and apply hand sanitiser.
As the phased reopening of the foodservice and catering industry begins, having hand sanitising stations within your business provides that much extra comfort and peace of mind to everyone.