Washing our hands for a better future

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It’s Global Handwashing Day on Sunday 15th October, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’, reminding us that handwashing not only protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world.

Handwashing is an easy, affordable and effective way to achieve continued health, wellbeing and productivity for ourselves, our families and communities. This simple act can reduce the number of lost sick days at work and school, prevent contamination in catering workplaces, protect visitors and patients from infection at healthcare facilities, and even help fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. Here are some interesting facts courtesy of globalhandwashing.org.

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At Jangro, we take hand hygiene seriously and have given careful thought to the products we offer through our network. We know that the efficacy of hand hygiene products in tackling infections is a crucial factor in tackling the spread of infections so all hand hygiene products we offer conform to key standards including EN 1499, EN1276 and EN13727. Our Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Catalogue gives further details of our latest washroom range, including perfumed and unperfumed liquid soaps, foams, sanitising gels and wipes. You will also find a range of wall charts and posters, including a guide to hand washing, which can be downloaded for free and used in facilities as part of a hand hygiene campaign.

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We also know that having a range of options available can increase the likelihood that a person will wash or sanitise their hands more regularly, and more effectively. That’s why we offer dispenser options to suit all preferences, including a specially-developed range of hand hygiene products for children called Jangronauts.

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The Jangronauts range helps children learn about the importance of hand hygiene in a fun, interactive and educational way. The range of hand washing dispensers (with a selection of soap options), toilet tissue dispensers and hand drying units for washrooms all feature the fun ‘Jangronaut’ characters; whilst a wide range of free support materials is also available to help teachers and parents engage with children and deliver the hand washing message in a fun and interactive way. For more information go to www.jangronauts.co.uk

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This October 15th, whether you are celebrating at school, in a health or catering facility, or at home with your community, let’s wash our hands and invest in a better future!