In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that millions of people need to adapt their lives to a ‘new normal’. As we still know so little about COVID-19, it is crucial that we all continue to protect one another and follow the guidelines on hand washing and sanitising as best we can until we are clearer on how to mitigate the spread of the disease. When it comes to protecting your team, staff, clients, and customers, one of the best ways you can stem the flow of disease contraction is through the use of automatic soap dispensers and hand sanitiser dispensers.
COVID-19 is largely transferred through air droplets, coughed from people’s mouths and spreadable through close contact. However, while this is thought to be the primary method of attack for the virus, there is also a high risk that it may spread through surface contamination. Essentially, if someone touches an infected surface and then their face, they may be at risk of contracting the virus.
However, it is just as important to set up hand sanitiser dispensers and options such as a wall-mounted soap dispensers to ensure that all germs and bacteria are kept at bay. There are always going to be a few harmless bacteria which are commonplace – but when it comes to protecting the people you care about from harmful illnesses, vigilance is key.
Keeping track of personal hygiene in the modern age has never been more important. If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has done for society in 2020, it is to show us how important washing our hands and good hygiene actually is.
Therefore, you must make sure that your customers, staff, and clients have safe options for keeping clean and safe. In a bathroom or washroom setting, one of the safest ways for people to wash their hands and to decontaminate is to remove the need for them to physically touch dispensers.
Unfortunately, while the whole aim of soap dispensers is to help keep you safe and clean, they can have a habit of harbouring germs and bacteria from a few simple touches. Therefore, a wall-mounted soap dispenser that is going to remove the need for touch is an automatically safer option.
All users will need to do is hover their hands underneath automatic soap dispensers to activate them. The motion sensors built into this hardware will then give them enough soap to lather up and wash with, meaning that they can safely clean up and continue with their day.
This technology is simple to set up and is available in a variety of different shapes and styles.
Unfortunately, there are always going to be some people who do not see hygiene to be quite as important as they should. However, in light of the pandemic conditions, there has never been a more important time to encourage better habits. By setting up automatic soap dispensers in your washroom facilities, you are giving your staff – as well as your customers – even less of an excuse to avoid washing up after using the toilet.
You may wish to set up automatic soap dispensers as part of a company-wide initiative to breed better hygiene. If your business is opening back up following lockdown restrictions, then it is likely you will already have signs and guidance in place to ensure that your visitors and patrons are following social distancing guidelines.
It’s important to set up hygiene protective facilities such as automatic dispensers and automatic taps so that you can avoid spreading COVID-19 through your workplace. While we may not know everything about the virus at present, prevention is always going to be better than the cure.
Moreover, it is simply good practice to ensure that everyone who uses your premises is keeping as clean and as hygienic as possible. Failure to curb the spread of germs and bacteria may result in illness – which means that you will be held responsible for customers getting sick on one hand, while it may also mean that you have team members taking time off at pivotal moments. Is it really worth the risk of not setting up additional hygienic systems and services? Probably not.
In the ‘new normal’ we are all facing, it is also fantastic practice to make sure that you have hand sanitiser dispensers set up throughout your building and premises. It is actually good practice in general to have a sanitiser by your front entrance, only giving access to staff and customers once they have visibly cleaned their hands. You may be able to set up a security perimeter to deny access if people refuse to comply.
Too often we now see the small hand dispensing bottles of sanitiser at entrances to buildings. These not only make your business look unprofessional and a poor attempt to meet guidelines, they also either require constantly changing or refilling and replacing where footfall is high. An automatic or foot-operated hand sanitiser dispenser is going to be easy to use, and often dispensing anything between 1200 and 6500 times before a refill.
There is no need for physical touching by hand, which means that you will stem the spread of bacteria and germs, and what’s more, there are fewer excuses for people to avoid using them. All it takes is a quick hover of hands underneath the sensor or a press of the pedal, and to quickly rub hands together. It is a few seconds of hygienic action which could potentially save many lives. It just makes sense!
Sanitaryware Supplies has been providing leading hygiene and washroom standards to commercial buildings and businesses for many years. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to provide more support and hygienic assistance to businesses than ever before. In a climate where companies are needing to bounce back quickly from months of lockdown, it’s never been more important to ensure that their buildings and bathrooms are clean, safe, and hygienic to use.
If you are looking to re-open in light of new government advice, make sure you install leading hand sanitiser dispensers and automatic soap dispensers to help people keep clean. Keeping your customers and your staff safe during this time is imperative. No one knows how long these new measures will keep in place – but we must all adjust, albeit temporarily, until it is actually safe to return to normal.
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