It is well known that inadequate hand washing can lead to the spread of germs. However, as cleaning professionals it is sometimes overlooked how important this is in our industry.
Clean hands thoroughly after using chemicals, cleaning up spills, or emptying bins — even if gloves were worn. At least 20 seconds are needed for the washing to be effective. If soap and water are not available, it is a good idea to keep alcohol based hand sanitizers, gels or antibacterial wipes around as an alternative.
Surveys show that proper training is beneficial in getting employees to pay attention to their hand cleaning habits. When training your employees make sure to include this vital information about keeping their hands clean.