Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing

The Core Handwash

Friction is a friend of effective handwashing. The new Handwashing For Life Core Handwash focuses on a professional technique as an option to the "sing happy birthday twice" directive.

Here is the process for you to follow when running water is available. Wet hands as a pre-rinse. Apply soap, scrubbing hands for 10-30 seconds according to soil load and cleanliness standards:

  • Palm-to-palm
  • Front-to-back
  • Claw-to-paw
  • The interlock
  • Wrists
  • Thumbs
  • Rinse hands thoroughly
  • Wipe hands vigorously with a paper towel
  • As an additional safety step, apply hand sanitizer according to label instructions.

The Handwashing For Life Core Handwash protocol is simply effective - the professional choice where potable running water is available and convenient. Handwashing skill can be visualized and scored by using the GlitterBug® tracer lotion as depicted in the video with the MaxiCam.

For "equivalent or superior" effectiveness where potable running water is not convenient, see the SaniTwice® Core Handwash solution.

For situations calling for an even higher standard of cleanliness, move to the Core+ Handwash or Core+ Hand Cleanse where a fused bristle nailbrush is added to the scub cycle in both methods. In all cases the wash of choice can be followed with an application of hand sanitizer in high risk situations.

HandsOn™ System

HandsOn<sup>™</sup> System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice<sup>®</sup> for Catered Events

Uncompromized hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos

Globally recognized for their ease of use in any language. Available in DVD and MP4 file download.