The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world around and has created a sense of worldwide panic, fear, and confusion.
Everyone knows that the disease is fatal and can potentially lead to death. And the three things that can help protect you from the disease are social distancing, testing, and constant washing of hands.
Yes, while it’s impossible to believe that washing hands is the best weapon against the coronavirus, it’s true.
It’s because there’s the risk of the virus entering your eyes or mouth through your hands.
While you need to cover your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing for any respiratory infection, not many practice it. In fact, most people don’t even wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.
So if this person shakes your hand, or touches something that you also touch, then you MAY contract any germs on their hands. Once the germs are on your hand, touching your face, mouth or eyes completes the transmission cycle.
Thus the proper washing of hands is the best way to prevent it.
It’s easy to remember and practice the habit of washing hands periodically while indoors. However, it’s not the same outdoors. Not all establishments have provisions for washing hands.
Here is where hand wash stations prove useful.
Hand washes are perfect to use anywhere and everywhere. They are useful in construction sites, public places like theatres and malls, public events like weddings and conferences, and even in offices if necessary.
However, it’s not enough to have hand wash stations put up everywhere. People should know how to use it in the war against the coronavirus properly.
Yes, it’s because the conventional quick spraying of hands with water in the pretext of ‘washing’ it isn’t enough. Insufficient scrubbing or soaping of hands isn’t enough to remove any virus.
Most people spend only about six seconds to wash hands. However, you need to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds to ensure its virus free. You need to clean both the front and back of the hands and in between fingers.
When it comes to selecting the right portable hand wash basin, it all depends on your location and footfall there. Here are a few features to consider while choosing one:
Buy your hand wash basin from someone known and recommendable. There are many new companies on the block. However, deal only with companies that have been around for some time. These companies would have altered and created the best units based on the feedback gathered over the years.
About the number of units you need, it depends on your site.
The more people who will be working or interacting here, the more hand wash stations you will need. However, it is not enough to just rent a lot of units for a large group of people.
Place them strategically in places with easy access. Wrongly placed units will not be used much, and is more a waste of money than convenience to people.
Keep your budget in mind because you won’t be renting just one unit and may need it for more than a day. You may need to hire a few units for a few days. Compare quotes from a few companies and decide which company quotes the best rates.
So it is always better to hire a few hand wash stations to ensure everyone can wash their hands throughout the day. You can thus do your bit, and join hands in the fight against the coronavirus.
Hand wash stations are best placed in spots where there isn’t any traditional handwashing facility available, or where there’s lots of human interaction.
You can select between units with single or multiple sinks, depending on where you plan to use it. Units with numerous sinks are a better option in places with lots of foot traffic and people interaction.
Use the tips mentioned above to select your wash stations and to select the best spots for them. Add a touch of sophistication to your hand wash stations by printing a few posters showing the right way to wash hands.
Then hang them near the hand wash stations. People are reminded to properly wash, and not spray their hands, to keep themselves safe during these trying times.