Having a good hand hygiene regimen – washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available – is one of the most important measures we can all take to help reduce the spread of germs that may cause illness. This is why it is critical for us to ensure we are using the most effective hand hygiene products and dispensing systems.
Soap and hand sanitizer dispensers play a key role in reducing the spread of infection. For example, touch-free dispensers help to prevent the spread of germs and allow for easy access to hand hygiene products.
Yet, there is one dispensing system to avoid - an open, refillable bulk soap dispenser. Open, refillable bulk soap dispensers are those that are refilled by pouring soap into an open, partially filled reservoir. Continuing to use these types of dispensers actually works against efforts to create a healthy environment. Contaminants can easily enter the dispenser when it is being refilled and through use. Also, the bulk soap container itself can get dirty, spill, or be punctured, depending on where it is stored.
One way to overcome this challenge is to switch to factory-sealed soap systems, which provide the safe, smart and sustainable solution to reducing contamination risks. Refills sealed at the factory help eliminate the possibility of outside contamination, foreign object ingress and vandalism. These dispensers not only help to keep hands cleaner – they also reduce maintenance and help give your restaurant a cleaner, more professional look.