Should I use a hand sanitiser or soap?
While hand sanitisers can never completely replace hand washing they are a fantastic means of killing germs fast and effectively. Hand sanitizers can be used when you are out and about, on desktops, outside toilets, between patients, after sneezing and coughing, child care centres, in gyms...in fact pretty much anywhere!
General industry practise suggests you wash your hands with soap and water after using a hand sanitiser seven times. This is because hand sanitizers will kill the germs on your hands but do not wash off dirt that has built up.
What is a hand sanitiser?
A hand sanitizer is a product that you apply to your hands that will kill over 99% of germs. A hand sanitiser will evaporate when rubbed onto hands and does not require water to work.
Do I need an alcohol based sanitiser or are other products as effective?
The majority of hand sanitizers on the market are alcohol based, however there are alternatives available such as our D-Germ hand sanitiser that uses Benzalkonium Chloride to effectively kill the germs.
For an alcohol based hand sanitizer to be effective it needs to contain a minimum of 62% alcohol. Anything less than this amount will not effectively kill germs.
Our D-Germ hand sanitiser has been throughly tested to kill 99.99% of germs and has been approved as a surgical hand rub. Because D-Germ does not contain alcohol it does not dry out your hands, it also has the added benefit of moisturisers to keep your hands soft.
- Money tills
- Public toilets
- Buffet customers
- Aged care
- Before eating
- Anywhere staff are dealing with customers
- Nappy bags
- Almost anywhere, anytime!