Hand Hygiene Practices
Date: 19-09-2019

In the hospitality industry providing a clean and safe environment to the guests is a priority of every housekeeper. The thumb rule of best practices starts with hand hygiene. Washing and drying hands in a correct manner is one of the most important practices to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. This practice also enables to avoid transmission of any contaminants from one person to another or from an object to a person, by just a simple touch.

In the world of hospitality it is crucial for the wellbeing of the staff and guests to follow best practices thus reducing the risk of cross contamination and to control infections. In certain cases, hand hygiene is often forgotten or neglected.

In an environment where we are constantly in touch with people, their belongings and handling of food items; the importance of practicing hand hygiene protocol should be a priority.

Creating awareness is the key

The importance of hand hygiene should be stressed upon in the ongoing training and awareness campaigns. Also, making sure that all the hand hygiene utilities and accessories are made available to all the hotel employees is of utmost importance. Though washing hands with soap and disinfectants reduces the risk of cross contamination at large, still there are high chances of contamination while touching the dispense systems. With the growing concern about cross-contamination, touch free soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and disinfectant dispensers is a welcoming move in the hospitality industry.

Effective cleaning regimes in washrooms, public areas, restaurants, guest rooms and offi ces to ensure all surfaces are cleaned with the correct cleaning agent and cleaning equipment is also essential for a hygienic and clean environment. Thus, making cleanliness and hygiene a priority is crucial towards the safety and well-being of the guests and employees alike.

5 tips for a hygienic environment

• Correct hand hygiene

• On-going staff training

• Effective cleaning regime

• Supply of proper hygiene equipment

• Touch free dispenser products in washrooms