Five Applications and uses of Commercial Hand Sanitisers

Commercial hand sanitiser stations should be provided in areas where there is high footfall. This increases the chance of them being used and protects everybody from the risk of various viruses, bacteria, and germs, which we encounter every day.

There is a unique requirement for prominent display whilst also retaining subtlety and blending into surroundings. A range of hand sanitiser units will suit various locations around a business. Read on as we explore five applications and uses of hand sanitisers.

Accompany with signage

To maximise the use of hand sanitiser units we would recommend whenever you can to accompany the unit with signage. This promotes increased use which is all-important for staff and customer safety. Also, ensure that dispensers are clearly visible and are accessible without any obstructions in the way.

1)    Building entry and exit points

A natural location for the supply of hand sanitiser units is at entrance(s) to a building and also at exit(s).

Sanitiser supply at entrance(s) will eliminate the risk of germs entering a venue. Hand sanitiser dispensers at entrance(s) have become increasingly popular and “normal” since the COVID-19 pandemic with many venues (e.g., hospitals, cinemas, restaurants, etc.) insisting these are used before access is allowed.

Sanitiser should also be available at exit(s) as a matter of public duty and corporate responsibility. This gives staff and visitors a sense of well-being whilst also protecting society at large from people exiting your buildings with potentially harmful viruses and bacteria on their hands.

A hand sanitiser unit at the entrance to a public house
A hand sanitiser unit at the entrance to a public house

2)    Wiping down surfaces

Hand sanitiser can also be used as a multi-purpose disinfectant to wipe down hard surfaces. Again, hand sanitiser is best used to wipe down surfaces that are used frequently, some common examples include:

  • Furniture – desks, doors, seats, tables, etc.
  • IT equipment – such as keyboards, laptops, phones, photocopiers, screens, PIN payment machines, touchscreens, etc.
  • Showers and washrooms – including basins, doors, lockers, and shower controls
  • Toilets – wiping down of doors, toilet roll holder, toilet seats, taps, etc,

The above are just a few examples, there are many other hard surfaces that can be disinfected with a hand sanitiser.

A sign for hand sanitiser usage when using technology in a public library
A sign for hand sanitiser usage when using technology in a public library

3)    Kitchen and canteen areas

There are many areas in kitchens and canteens which need to be kept clean and disinfected. Kitchen staff should have their own personal supply of hand sanitiser (our MIST-IFY atomisers would be perfect for this). Sanitiser should additionally be provided at serving counters, and other places where hand contamination can arise. Supply at dining tables is (probably) a step too far, but hand sanitisers should be prominently displayed in dining areas and easily accessible.

4)    Communal areas

Hand sanitiser units should be supplied in communal areas such as receptions, meeting rooms, staff rooms, coffee/tea making rooms, and other communal areas. These are naturally high-risk areas as these are where people converge, and the risk of cross-contamination increases.

The provision of hand sanitiser units in these areas improves hygiene, reinforces company policy and is also likely to be embraced by most staff.

5)    Stairways, lifts, and escalators

Stairways and lifts are perfect areas to make hand sanitisers available. When using stairs people will naturally use handrails, therefore, these become a frequently touched surface and in doing so become an infection risk. Therefore, it is an excellent idea to place hand sanitiser dispensers at the bottom and top of every staircase.

Lifts and escalators are similar in that they are frequently used and create an infection risk. Lifts cause the user to need to touch buttons whilst escalators require the use of handrails. Wherever possible Coler Medical PPE would recommend installing a wall-mounted hand sanitiser unit inside a lift and also having a unit at the entrance to an escalator.

Contacting Coler Medical PPE

Are you looking for a new supplier for commercial hand sanitisers? Well, look no further than Coler Medical PPE, we can meet all your sanitiser requirements and have a wide range of competitively-priced sanitiser dispensers.

Contact us through any of the methods below:

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