Children should wash hands with soap and water say PHE

Children should wash hands with soap and water say PHE

Hand washing helps prevent food poisoning and flu

Public Health England (PHE) were keen to remind the importance of hand washing – particularly for children – in a recent article on the website.

Written to coincide with Global Handwashing Day, the information states that children are more at risk than adults of becoming infected, and are more likely to pass on illnesses.

PHE respiratory expert Dr Richard Peabody, offers sound advice regarding hand hygiene for carers and children alike.

One of the important things you and your child can do to prevent the spread of the flu (influenza) virus is wash your hands with soap and water. Good hand hygiene is important and effective in preventing the spread of the flu virus.

Consultant epidemiologist at PHE, Professor Jeremy Hawker is also quoted in the article, reminding people of the effectiveness of what is after all a comparatively simple procedure.

Washing your hands with soap and water is sufficient to remove dirt, viruses or bacteria and it can reduce the risk of diarrhoea by nearly 50% so we can see that these simple measures are a great way to stop people becoming unwell.

Read “We are counting on you to wash your hands” »

Mobile sinks for younger children

Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill.

The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.

Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands inside or out.