Most people don't realise that hand drying is just as important as hand washing, with damp hands shown to transfer up to 1000 times more bacteria than dry hands
Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
In response to Swine 'flu raising public interest in infection control and washroom hygiene, Pink Hygiene Solutions has launched an education campaign on its range of no touch washroom facilities, which deliver higher standards of washroom hygiene.
"Touch-free washroom products reduce the risk of cross-infection as touch-free facilities such as sanitary units, paper towel and soap dispensers operate without the need for physical contact," said Vivian Oppl, Marketing Manager of Pink.
"As our research clearly shows that most washroom visitors have an aversion to touching commonly used washroom surfaces, including toilet seats and flush buttons, touch-free facilities are very highly valued," Ms Oppl said.
"Users, especially women, believe that premises that provide touch-free washroom facilities have higher standards of washroom hygiene and this can ultimately contribute positively to the image of organisations competing to make good impressions and to be professional."
Pink's no touch sanitary disposal unit is a highly popular product with female visitors to washrooms and with businesses alike.
Good hygiene and cleanliness for sanitary disposal is made simple with hand movements activating an infra-red sensor that automatically opens the lid on the sanitary disposal unit. A special granular treatment inside the sanitary unit neutralises odours while releasing a pleasant fragrance and a modesty tray ensures contents are not visible.
"Women notice touch-free washroom facilities and are very appreciative when best-in-market facilities are offered," said Ms Oppl.
"Since the incidence of Swine 'flu, men have also been more attentive to good washroom hygiene and Pink is delighted with the feedback we have been receiving on our Touch-free range," she said.
Ms Oppl noted that to minimise the risk of transmission of swine flu and similar winter illnesses effective washroom hygiene was essential, especially hand washing and drying.
"Most people don't realise that hand drying is just as important as hand washing, with damp hands shown to transfer up to 1000 times more bacteria than dry hands," Ms Oppl said.
To complement its touch-free range of warm air hand dryers, Pink Hygiene Solutions offers the touch-free paper towel dispenser to reduce bacterial transfer and minimise paper wastage. When activated, the infra-red sensor dispenses a single paper towel each time and the length of each towel can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Like Pink's touch-free paper towel dispenser, the touch-free soap dispenser reduces the need to touch unnecessary surfaces. By passing your hand in front of the infra-red sensor, a portion of high quality liquid soap or foam soap is released onto the hand. It comes complete with a non-drip nozzle to prevent wastage too.
There are positive environmental benefits from these measured hygiene treatments and according to Pink, washroom visitors notice these facilities.
"Effective washroom hygiene reduces the risk of cross-infection and is a key to containing the spread of bacteria and viruses. We encourage all organisations to provide easy to use services that promote excellent workplace and public venue hygiene protection," said Ms Oppl.
Pink offer a range of other professional washroom services including a hand sanitiser service, WC and urinal hygiene treatment programs, toilet seat sanitiser service and nappy disposal service.
For more information: Pink Hygiene Solutions 1300 73 1234 http://www.pinkhygiene.com.au