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Importance of handwashing

Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care. A number of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands. They include gastrointestinal infections, such as Salmonella, and respiratory infections, as influenza. Some of them can cause serious complications, especially for young children, the elderly, or those with a weakened immune system. Clean hands are the only protection against infections. Washing them properly can help prevent the spread of the germs (like bacteria and viruses) that cause these diseases. Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health care-associated infections.

We should wash and disinfect hands after each use of the toilet or changing nappies, before, during and after preparing food, between handling raw and cooked or ready-to-eat food, before eating, after using a tissue or handkerchief, before and after attending to sick children or other family members, after smoking, after handling rubbish or working in the garden, after handling animals etc. Thorough hand disinfection is necessary in all healthcare, food, pharmaceutical industry and many other branches where our hands tend to be contaminated.

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How to properly wash and disinfect our hands

When we can see the visible dirt on our skin, we should wet our hands and wrists with running water and apply soap that should be distributed to each finger, between the fingers, on the back of the hand and around the wrist. A steady motion should be performed for at least 15 seconds, then we rinse with cold or tempered water. We dry our hands with a disposable tissue.

When our hands are not visibly dirty, our hand disinfection should be performed on clearly clean and dry skin. We apply sufficient (2-5 ml) hand disinfection agent, distribute and rub it completely on all fingers, between them, on the back of the hand, in the palm and around the wrist. We keep the skin moistened with the hand disinfection agent for at least 30 seconds, then rub until dry.

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Hand dispenser

For unmatched hygiene of the hands during the production process or even at our home, Neiros also offers automatic hand wash dispensers that are really easy to use.  They are designed with built in sensors that recognise the moving of our hands which we put under the device, and fill them with soap. Distributing soap with this kind of dispensers helps to kill 99% of bacteria, promoting unbeatable hand hygiene. Hand wash automatic dispenser is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms and for the children.

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Hand sanitizer station

Hand hygiene is of a great importance in many different industries, especially ones related with food processing. Therefore Nieros provides different solutions that will ensure effective and time efficient hand hygiene of our employees.

Nieros hand sanitizer stations are designed for maintenance of complete hand hygiene. The company offers a wide range of premium-quality stainless steel hand washing stations that can be self- standing, floor or wall mounted, and sensor or knee operated. These hand sanitizer stations are designed ergonomically to ensure excellent sanitary practices. Automatic dosing dispensers allow them to sanitize and wash hands at once, while industrial hand sanitizer stations and washbasins provide thorough cleaning and disinfection of the personnel before entering the production area.

Nieros cleaning stations and sanitizers are available in many different models that meet all your production requirements and can be personalised. They enable quick and easy hand disinfection upon entering the production area. But not only that, they can be also used as a hand sanitization or a hand-washing unit, while they can also combine both functions, whether as self-standing or in combination with other hygiene stations and tripod turnstiles. With automatic soap and sanitizer dispenser, their hand hygiene guard machine or turnstile hygiene guard, guarantees impeccable hand hygiene of the personnel and ultimate food safety.

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