As we go into winter and the weather cools, it is more important than ever for both teachers and pupils to be aware of the NHS’ seven, simple, hand washing steps to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses.
Noses carry millions of bacteria but many are unaware that up to 50% of all people carry the potentially harmful staphylococcus bacteria which makes sneezing and the blowing of noses one of the easiest ways for germs to run rife.
The best preventative measure to combat illnesses, from the common cold to norovirus, is proper hand washing. Manty Stanley, managing director at TEAL Patents, says: “As it’s the season to sneeze, it is vital that everyone, teachers, pupils and support staff alike, know the dangers of not thoroughly washing hands after sneezing or blowing their noses.
“Schools and nurseries must take the initiative and give children better access to washing facilities this winter.
“TEAL units enable schools to enjoy the gold standard of hand hygiene – washing hands thoroughly with soap under hot, running water – wherever they are positioned.
“TEAL has worked with educational establishments for many years and we’re trying to ensure everyone in school and nursery environments is germ-free and able to enjoy the Christmas season. It’s all about doing what we can to remove or at least mitigate the threat of catching a common illness such as a cold or the potentially deadly influenza.”
TEAL Patents is the world’s leading manufacturer of portable, hot water, hand wash units which require no access to mains water or drainage and has designed the Kiddiwash range to meet the specific requirements of educational institutions.
Specifically created for children, the range includes the robust KiddiSynk. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor learning, it makes hand hygiene fun as well as being educational.
The KiddiSynk and Kiddiwash are just part of the range from TEAL.
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