Hand washing is much more than just a basic sanitation requirement. It has been compared to a “do-it-yourself” vaccine, but unfortunately a big chunk of the population do not have a good grip on what it takes to achieve the 5 basic steps of hand washing: wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry.
As an event sanitation services providers, Ecotact Ltd affords its client fully equipped mobile toilet units, including hand washing facilities.
We are passionate about preventing spread of germs during any event. The basics of hand washing are not that basic, here is how you can do it right:
1. Start by wetting your hands with clean running water (could be cold or warm). Followed this by application of soap.
2. Lather your hands sufficiently, paying specific attention to the back of your hands, fingers and under the nails.
After you hands are lathered up enough, you can proceed to the most important part of hand washing, scrubbing. Here is how to go about it;
a) Start by bringing your palms together, in a process commonly known as palm to palm
b) Interlace your fingers, while still maintaining the palm to palm position
c) Bring your right palm over the left dorsum (upper side),and vice versa
d) Interlace your fingers starting with the right over left, then do the reverse
e) Interlock the fingers and work on their back
f) Spend a few seconds working on the right thumb using the right hand, change hands and repeat the process
g) Clasp the right hand and use it to perform a rotational rubbing of the left palm (backwards and forwards). Once again change hands and repeat the process
The scrubbing process is then followed by rinsing. Clean, running water is preferable.
Finish off by either air drying or using using a clean towel to dry your hands up.
The end results should be immaculately clean hands, fit for daily interactions with other humans. Note that even though the process looks overly complicated, many of these steps take less than a minute to complete. Have a germ free day.