Hand Hygiene Day

The Hand Hygiene Day 2015 is fast approaching so get involved and show your support for Hand Hygiene by using the hashtag #safeHANDS. 

Hand Hygiene Day is a chance for everyone involved with healthcare and hand hygiene to really shout about how important hand hygiene is. Infections spread by hand contact are a big problem in today’s world with infections leading to serious health problems, increased pressure on healthcare organisations and increased resistance to antibiotics. Here at the Hygiene Company we know its an important issue and this is why we promote good hand hygiene with all our products.  Raising awareness for this global issue will help so many vulnerable people as World Health Organisation Leader Professor Didier Pittet explains here:

Safe hands save lives, that is clear. The energy and commitment shown around the globe in support of 5 May is incredible! This social movement shows that health workers all over the world are committed to keeping patients safe every day with this simple, yet life-saving, action. Please keep going, please continue to promote hand hygiene at the point of care as a key quality indicator of safe health-care systems. I thank you and look forward to seeing more of your 5 May activities.

To find out more about Hand Hygiene Day and the #safeHANDS campaign watch the video below or get involved on social media.

We’re always looking to develop our product range, and our latest offerings – which are coming soon – are two products we’re especially proud of.


Saniori is an intelligent facilities monitoring system. It provides you with a permanent overview and immediate feedback on the status and needs of all your sanitary facilities. Saniori uses a touchscreen to replace that embarassing piece of paper on the wall.


Check out the Video below…



New for 2015 is the Germstar range. Germstar are specialists in hand hygiene and their range of high performance hand gels and sanitisers provides effective protection from the norovirus and other harmful contact based viruses. Read more about the Germstar range on their website here.

If you have not already done so please vote for the WIPEPOD® in the Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards.


The WIPEPOD® is nominated for the Tomorrow's Cleaning Awards

Our flagship product has been nominated for the prestigious Tomorrow’s Cleaning Award.

We believe our product is the best out there and so do our customers. If you are one of our many happy customers please do give the WIPEPOD® your vote:


Voting closes on the 27th of March so get your vote in early! If you would like to read more about the Tomorrow’s Cleaning awards please do click the link below or visit their website here.



desk hygiene from dettol

A few days ago an article by The Daily Mail was brought to my attention. The article looked into the subject of desk hygiene and the workplace habits of office workers. With the help of a Dettol infographic some quite surprising stats were banded about. Here is a small summary of the points covered…

  •  Unhygienic working conditions are a ‘key contributor’ to millions of working days lost to sickness each year
  • More than 10 million bacteria lurk on the average office desk with 7,500 organisms hidden in your keyboard
  • 2/3 office workers work at their desk
  • 1/5 office workers don’t clean their desk before eating

Read the full article here or find out how The Hygiene Company can create a more hygienic working environment by getting in touch with our very nice sales team here.

Christmas flu

So we all like Christmas (apart from those scrooges out there!) and we would all like to be fighting fit to spend time with family, eat plenty of nice food, enjoy giving gifts and have a party or two. The last thing you want is to be stuck in bed with the dreaded flu. Influenza can be a crippling virus leaving sufferers in bed with headaches, a runny nose, congestion around the eyes and a general feeling of being run down; not particularly conducive to a great Christmas.

So if you want to stay well over the Christmas period here are a few tips and ideas.

Wash your hands!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this really is one of the most important hygiene steps you can take into order to combat flu and other viruses. Washing your hands after using tissues helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria leading to the spread of the flu virus.

The NHS on flu:

“Flu can spread if someone with the virus transfers it on their fingers. For example, if you have flu and you touch your nose or eyes and then touch someone else, you may pass the virus on to them.

Similarly, if you have flu and touch hard surfaces such as door handles with unwashed hands, other people who touch the surface after you can pick up the infection.”

Having anti-bacterial wipes or hand gel available and using them regularly can help prevent the spread of flu. This could help the people most at risk to infection such as young children, over 65s and people with existing health issues.

View our range of anti-bacterial hand washes here: Handwash.

Get a flu jab

It is advised for at risk groups to have a flu jab which will help combat infection. If you are over 65 and contract flu it is advised you see your Doctor. Complications can arise from contracting flu which mean elderly patients are in a much more vulnerable position.

Unfortunately if you are normally fit and well and contract flu you will just have to ride it out. You can rest, take on plenty of water to prevent dehydration and take pain killers to help with the aches and pains. To avoid the spread of the virus, you should stay away from work, don’t ruin someone else’s Christmas too!

The Common cold is not Flu!

Contrary to popular belief the common cold is not the same as contracting flu. The common cold is in fact from a different group of viruses and the symptoms are not half as severe! So next time you have a bit of a cold think of the person whois actually suffering from flu.

Even with the common cold it is always a good idea to keep hands and surfaces clean and hygienic using wipes or hand wash as this strain of viruses are also spread by hand and surface contamination.

Check out the NHS video on Cold or Flu? here.

So there are a few ways to fight Flu and the common cold. Here at The Hygiene Company we wish you a great run up to the festive season with a flu and cold free Christmas!

New in store this month is the 3G ‘Hands in’ Hygiene Hand dryer. We are very happy to have such a quality product in our range of high speed hand dryers. Take a look at the full product spec on the Stream Hygiene Hand Dryer page.

3G_Hand Dryer

To look at the 3G dryer is one of the most distinctive ‘hands in’ hand dryers around. It has been designed with the compact washroom in mind with a thin body and a large easy access opening to provide users with full high powered hand drying satisfaction. The design means that children and wheelchair users are easily able to dry their hands with out struggle. It is made in Europe from stainless aluminium.

We think the overall style of the dryer is perfect for corporate wash rooms, public amenities, and leisure businesses. The 3G dryer comes in four colour variations (white, silver, carbon fibre and leather look) so whatever your washroom needs the 3G dryer is suitable for any environment.

The 3G hand dryer boasts various other features including an easy to empty drip tray which allows the washroom attendant to change the water collection tray quickly and without fuss meaning the dryer down time is reduced significantly. Great for busy wash rooms! The 3G dryer is also treated with anti-bacterial surface protection which means the unit is safe to touch and use.

We think its a great little hand dryer with plenty of power and a great design. To find out more about this product and more, check out the Stream Hygiene page or give our friendly sales team a ring on 0845 370 0030.

Surfaces & Bacteria

Without trying to sound like your home, office or work place is a hotel for harmful bacteria there are some surfaces which tend to harbour more harmful bacteria than others. Its always a good idea to keep on top of cleaning practices to avoid illness or infection. So here are a few surfaces you might want to keep an eye on…

Plastic Chopping Boards Chopping boards generally come into contact with various different types of food on a regular basis so its good to keep them clean and disinfected. Old chopping boards with deep knife marks can often hide more bacteria, replacing your chopping board after 3 years will prevent bacteria build up.The Hygiene Company provide kitchen wipes for both professional catering and home use. Check out our range of wipes here and see how they can make a difference to your kitchen hygiene.

Computer Keyboards How many hours per week would the average office keyboard be in use for? A fair few hours when you think about it! This constant contact with fingers and thumbs means that the spread of bacteria is very easy. Why not give your keyboard a wipe down once a week with our Hygiene Wipes® or better still use a combination of Hygiene Wipes® and our anti-bacterial hand wash.

Wooden Spoons As a porous material wood can often hide harmful bacteria. Its always a good idea to replace your wooden utensils regularly. The common thought to get a good deep clean would be to add wooden objects to the dishwasher load. But high temperatures are likely to cause wood to split, providing more surface area for germs to hide. The general rule is to keep the equipment you use regularly clean and disinfected. If it is old think about replacing it and WASH YOUR HANDS!

To find out about how The Hygiene Company can help provide better hygiene in your work place do give our friendly sales team a ring on 0845 370 0030.

food hygiene card

If you are a catering company dealing with food or food production then then you will have come into contact with the Food Standards Agency the government body which regulates standards in the food industry. The Food Standards Agency are there to safeguard the consumer so its an important element of the food industry and their guidelines must be adhered to.

As a business dealing with food it is of upmost importance to keep up to date with food hygiene. A bad food hygiene rating can really damage customer confidence but above all it can be dangerous to consumers if you are serving or preparing food in an unsuitable environment. With this in mind it is important to maintain a good level of hygiene in kitchens, food preparation areas, food storage areas and eating areas.

Food Hygiene

Our flagship product, the WIPEPOD® is perfect for the kitchen environment. It is proven to increase compliance to hygiene standards and it is sure to impress in the next visit from the hygiene inspector!

Our specially produced Hygiene Wipes help to reduce the spread of harmful bacteria such as e.coli and salmonella. They are gentle on the hands but tough on germs. The wipes are durable and strong with great cleaning power. Perfect for catering surfaces, chopping boards and tables.

To find out more about how the Hygiene Company can help you out with kitchen and workplace hygiene please call our friendly sales team on 0845 370 0030.



With Halloween just around the corner are you ready to hear some utterly scary hygiene facts?!


Did you know your computer keyboard could contain more bacteria than your average toilet?! In office environments keyboards are used nearly every day and your hands are a primary carrier of harmful bacteria so the two together are a hygiene nightmare!


Your mobile phone is one of the most dirty hand held devices around, with up to 10,000 germs on the screen of each phone! Why not keep a pack of Hygiene Wipes around to give your phone a quick wipe once in a while.


Even the tiniest spaces can hold a vast amount of harmful bacteria. Take the humble light switch for example… It can hold up to 217 types of bacteria per square inch! Now that is scary!

To find out more about how the Hygiene Company can help out with your hygiene needs at home and at work why not have a chat to our friendly sales team on 0845 370 0030 or get in touch with us via the live chat on the website.



From everyone at The Hygiene Company, have a happy and hygienic Halloween!

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