Back to school – the importance of hand washing

Back to school – the importance of hand washing

The most important lesson that a child can learn

Learning outside the classroom has been increasing in popularity in the UK over the last few years – yet hand hygiene is a top priority. As a result, teachers and support staff must be aware of both the need to provide hand washing facilities – and to teach children how to use them, according to a recent report on the QA Education website.

The article quotes Manty Stanley, MD of TEAL Patents who said

“As we approach the next school term and anticipate the arrival of the new cohort of pupils, it is essential that pupils are educated on good hand hygiene and the perils of poor habits from a young age.” 

The report emphasises that “…it is crucial that all new pupils are taught good hand hygiene habits in order to minimise the spread of common, contagious infections such as colds and flu.”

QA Education magazine is the essential guide to news and product information for the largest educational establishments throughout England and Wales.

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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. They are the perfect way of teaching lifelong hand washing habits.

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.

Free “How to wash your hands poster” download

The ten steps to hand washing success is demonstrated in this A4 poster that’s free to download and print off. Help the Kiddiwash Kids stop the dirty germs!

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How to wash your hands video