How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Its more important than ever for people to be washing their hands as frequently as possible. Not only when using washrooms but throughout the day. It is of greatest importance after being in public spaces and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If we all do this we will reduce the spread of germs and viruses that cause diseases such as COVID-19.

The diagram below shows the best practices when it comes to washing your hands. Remember that it should take you at least 20 seconds to clean your hands. Following the WHO recomendations below it should take closer to 40-60 seconds.

How to Wash Your Hands

After washing your hands you may apply a hand sanitiser as an added level of protection in case any areas of your hand were missed.

To be able to effectively manage your hand hygiene, the facilities to do so must be functional and maintained. This includes making sure your soap and hand sanitiser dispensers are topped up regularly. Because wet hands pick up more germs than dry hands, it is also important to make sure your paper towel is always stocked, or hand dryers are functioning.


Sanokil offers a range of services to help manage the hygiene needs in your business. From the essential soap and hand sanitisers, to toilet seat cleaners and urinal sanitisers. Sanokil can take much of the hassle out of your hygiene management.

Call us on 1800 992 135 for a quote or fill out our contact form. One of our friendly sales team members will be happy to answer any questions you have.