Commercial Hand Soaps & Workplace Hand Hygiene

Whether you are a staff member, a supplier or a customer, a first impression of hygiene and cleanliness is an important factor when it comes to a washroom on a business premises. The first impression will be a lasting one so you should ensure that your facilities are well cleaned, well ventilated and have great handwashing and drying facilities.

Infections will spread more effectively if people do not wash their hands thoroughly, so don’t give them the option to walk away easily in your business washroom. The impact on your workplace morale and productivity can be incalculable should staff members become easily and regularly ill through the spread of infection, costing you time and money.

Hand washing helps prevent the spread of viruses. Did you know the number of germs on your fingertips could double after you use the toilet

Hand washing helps prevent the spread of viruses. Did you know the number of germs on your fingertips could double after you use the toilet?

Offer a good anti-bacterial soap, strong running water and working hand drying facilities. If everything is contactless even better, but ensure people have the option to stay clean and stop the spread of germs.

Choosing the right hand soap with Wray Bros

Hand washing remains one of the easiest and most important things each individual can do to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria from person to person. Choosing the right hand washing product and drying equipment for your business will depend on the type of work you do, the number of staff members and the budget.

Commercial hand soap & dispenser options

It is a simple fact, hand hygiene in the workplace is important, perhaps what is harder is the choice as to what soap is most suited for you, your guests and work colleagues. Before that, there is the decision whether to install bulk-fill soap dispenser or a sealed soap cartridge dispenser.

Before you get hung up on the choices, you should consider whether your washroom has to cope with high or low traffic and of course what impression you want to achieve within your budget.

Look out for future article on commercial soap dispensers that explains in greater detail the pros and cons of bulk fill soap dispenser ‘v’ cartridge soap dispensers. For now, we will briefly touch upon the soap choices available to you for your business premises.

A selection of hand soaps from Jangro, including Contract Pearlised Hand Soap,  Bactericidal Hand Soap, Enviro Luxury Hand Wash and Moisturising Foam Soap

A selection of hand soaps from Jangro, including Contract Pearlised Hand Soap, Bactericidal Hand Soap, Enviro Luxury Hand Wash and Moisturising Foam Soap

What type soap does your business use?

For the modern workplace washroom it is all about creating the right impression. The aim is to find a luxurious soap with a fragrance that delights your users. From fine delicate perfumes, to classical or contemporary there is wide choice of hand soap fragrances to choose from.

For catering premises or where food is processed you will find an unperfumed bactericidal soap is used. Look for a soap that is gentle on the skin, especially as the role may require frequent hand washing. Furthermore, the soap should pass EN1276; kills 99.999% of bacteria.

For the heavy duty workplace, such as garages and engineering workshops, the industrial hand soap needs to work hard to remove ingrained oil, grease and grime. At the same time the soap needs to be kind to protect the skin.

Similarly, for those in the caring profession they too need to protect their skin, especially from irritants, that may dry out their skin. Workers will require unperfumed soaps with emollients for skin protection. Similarly, look for hand sanitisers that contain moisturisers and that can demonstrate they pass the necessary European Standards on hand disinfection EN 1500, EN 13727 and EN 1276. Finally, don’t forget moisturising and barrier creams will also be a welcome addition for your staff.

At Wray Bros we understand that each environment and circumstance is different to the next and we have an expert customer service team who can help. After a quick chat we can determine which of our wholesale soap supplies are most suitable to your business. Why not call Wray Bros today on 0151 709 2271.