Hygiene Products

The importance of hygiene products goes much beyond our homes. For example, the workplace. 

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Were you aware that your workplace is probably one of the germiest places that you visit in your daily life? Numerous studies have demonstrated that a computer keyboard is one of the dirtiest everyday surfaces we touch without giving it much thought.

Multiply the keyboards by the amount of computers and you will realize how important workplace maintenance is. Think also about telephones, printers, copy machines, computers, and other machines. Cleaning all these devices with anti-bacterial wipes will certainly help reduce spreading bacteria from one place to another - and one co-worker to another, thus reducing sick days as well.

Issues such as water damage, mold, and mildew should be solved immediately. The ventilation system must be cleaned regularly. All surfaces should be sanitised using anti-bacterial wipe. Kitchen and bathroom areas should be cleaned using bleaches and cleaning sprays. Pay special attention to surfaces such as toilet handles, door knobs, stall locks, bathroom and kitchen sink taps, and microwave buttons.

It should also go without saying that the bathroom should be properly stocked with hand soaps, hand sanitiser, paper towels, as well as cleaning products, sprays, and disinfectants.

On the other end of the spectrum is a doctor's surgery or hospitals in general. Keeping good hygiene is even more important due to the obvious risk of cross-contamination among different patients.

The simplest way to avoid cross-contamination is by ensuring the doctor's and nurse's hands are clean. This is achieved by using disposable gloves and changing them between patients visits, as well as keeping hand sanitiser displays throughout the entire hospital. By ensuring easy access to the sanitiser, it is only natural the staff will keep their hands clean at all times. A doctor's surgery will also feature couch towels, which is another measure to reduce patient cross-contamination.

The hospital's rubbish bins are also an important source of danger. There are sharp materials such as hypodermic needles and scalpels, infectious rubbish such as bandages and sutures, and even body parts. The rubbish bins need to be made with special colors and materials to withstand their special needs.

Another aspect that needs special attention is the hospital's ventilation system. They accumulate dust, dead skin cells, hair, and so on - all of which are nutrients for the growth of micro-organisms, leading to airborne infection. All ventilation systems need timely cleaning and regular maintenance and inspection in order to ensure the highest air quality to their patients.