Hand washing station needs key essential to be effective. These essentials help in the hand-washing process. Hand washing is important in events. It helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Despite the awareness of its importance, it’s the most forgotten area in event planning.
Several infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands. The diseases include respiratory infections such as influenza and colds and gastrointestinal infections such as salmonellosis. Hand washing can prevent 23-40% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and 16-21% of respiratory infections.
Regardless of the event you hosting create a hand washing station for your attendees. In an event, your health safety and that of others lie in your hands. Strive to keep everyone healthy by washing them after using the restrooms.
Here are the essentials for your hand washing station:
Soap and Water
Nothing else will beat the two, soap and water. You don’t require specifics in this, particularly on soap like going for an antibacterial soap or a specific soap brand. Unless for other purposes like advertising or promoting a particular brand. It is not necessary. Just make sure you have clean water and soap at your handwashing station.
Paper Towels are becoming a necessity for a handwashing station. Guests will need to dry and wipe their hands after washing them. Do not let your attendees curse your event while they are drying and wiping their wet hands on their clothes. Some will curse your event while shaking off their wet hands dry. Drying one’s hands on their clothes is not a good practice. It can transfer germs and bacteria from clothes to hands.
Paper towels also are more hygienic than cloth towels as they can be disposed of after use. However, it is important to consider the environmental impact of using them. Their production might require cutting down trees which can contribute to climate change. If you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative, consider using cloth towels that can be washed and reused many times.
Your choice of soap might have allergic reactions to a few guests, the paper towel might come to the rescue because you never know when it will take up the role of a handkerchief!
It is not that much of a necessity if your handwashing station already has clean water and soap. You can still have it though, It is better to regret having it and it is not in use rather than regret not having it while the guests are crying for it. Some guests will enjoy applying it on their hands after cleaning and drying them off.
It is worth noting that hand sanitizer is not as effective as soap and water. It is great with hands but not for other personal hygiene purposes.
Thinking of Renting A Hand Washing Station For Your Event?
Karibu Loo washing stations come equipped with all these essentials to ensure you keep yourself and those around you healthy and safe. If you have an upcoming event and need to rent a hand-washing station or portable toilets, Karibu Loo is your excellent choice for all your sanitation needs.