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What is Hand Hygiene?  

Effective Hand Hygiene is the single most effective action to reduce health care associated infections. Hand hygiene is a way of cleaning one's hands that substantially reduces potential pathogens (harmful microorganisms) on the hands. Hand hygiene procedures include the use of alcohol-based hand rubs (including liquids, gels and foams) containing at least 70% alcohol as a minimum or hand washing with soap and water.


When performed correctly, hand hygiene results in a reduction of microorganisms on hands. Proper hand hygiene reduces the spread of germs.

When Should I use a Hand Sanitiser?

  • Before and after visiting a friend or a loved one in a hospital or nursing home, use for all clinical situations where hands are visibly clean.

  • Use when entering a shopping centre and again after touching shopping trolleys, always sanitise after shopping.

  • Use before entering a workplace and again when leaving.

  • After using the bathroom.

  • After handling cash.

  • After touching your face.

  • Always use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 70% alcohol, and wash with soap and water as soon as you can.

How do I Hand Rub to keep my hands Clean & Safe?

To ensure you get the most efficacy from your hand sanitiser, you don’t need to use a huge amount. However, just like when washing with soap and water, you need to make sure you cover your hands (including between your knuckles, wrists, palms, back of your hand and your fingernails) fully, rubbing it in for at least 20 seconds to ensure it’s truly effective.


Safemaster Health & Safety can help with our range of Australian-made Bulk Sanitiser (Available Now - Continuous Supply) and our Zero Touch Sanitation Station.

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