Teaching children good hand hygiene

August 9, 2017

Start the new school year by teaching children good hand hygiene procedures


With preparations for the new school year well underway, high on the curriculum for all new pupils will be teaching them good hand hygiene habits to minimise absence by stopping the spread of common, contagious infections such as colds and flu. 


As more lessons seek to inspire and engage their pupils by progressing from the classroom to the great outdoors, teaching staff need to provide hand washing facilities.


Manty Stanley, managing director at TEAL Patents – the world’s leading manufacturer of portable, hand washing units providing running warm water when no mains water is available – says: “The rise in popularity of outside learning is sweeping the UK. A growing number of primary schools and nurseries incorporate outside learning into their curriculum, hand hygiene is a top priority.


“Hand washing is such a simple task yet so important in preventing unnecessary suffering. During play time, bacteria can spread easily between pupils. As we approach the kiddiwashnext school term and anticipate the arrival of the new cohort of pupils, it is essential that pupils are educated on good hand hygiene and the perils of poor habits from a young age.”


In support of teachers and pupils alike, TEAL Patents manufactures the Kiddiwash range – hand washing facilities designed exclusively for smaller hands. Portable and lightweight, the units can be located wherever and whenever hands need to be washed under running, warm water.


The Kiddisynk can hold up to 10 litres of warm water.  It is a freestanding unit which can be wheeled into position. It has a unique ‘Flippi-tap’ which makes it perfect for small hands.  As the unit requires no access to mains water, drainage or electrical sockets, the Kiddisynk can be situated at the point of need.


The Kiddiwash Xtra is the ideal teacher’s accessory for indoor or outdoor use. The unit is lightweight and portable providing young pupils with the gold standard of hand hygiene wherever it might be needed.  Providing a minimum of 15 handwashes per filling, the Kiddiwash Xtra makes hand hygiene fun and educational.


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