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Updates to Tork products and portfolio.

For attention of our customers we're publishing the updates on some of the Tork products with the relevant changes in codes, descriptions and major improvements that are being done. 

Please don’t forget to update your internal systems with the new information.

For further information, relevant product and spec sheets, please refer to our supplier's website tork.co.uk. or contact our Customer Services for assistance at the CallSave 18050-50-55-55 or info@westernhygiene.ie

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Updates to PURELL® Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub.

Dear Customers,

 Please note there was an update in portfolio of one of the products we supply – PURELL Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub.

Please find below the most relevant information on the change in PURELL Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub taken from the letter from our supplier: 

  • the existing 118mL Flip Top Bottle (9651-24-EEU00) will be discontinued and replaced by the 100mL Flip Top Bottle (9661-24-EEU00)The 100ml Flip Top Bottle will be priced pro rata per mL to the existing 118mL Flip Top Bottle. 
  • the existing 350mL Pump Bottle (9659-12-EEU00) will be discontinued and replaced by the 300mL Pump Bottle (9263-12-EEU00). The new 300mL Pump Bottle will be priced pro rata per mL to the existing 350mL Pump Bottle. 
  • The existing Hook-on-Holder (9007-12) will accommodate the new 300mL Pump Bottle

Please note the product and the price are to be adjusted accordingly for your next order.

If you have any further questions or would like to look through original letter from the manufacturer, please contact our Customer Services at the CallSave 1850-50-55-55 or info@westernyhygiene.ie     

 

Updates to GOJO® Triclosan Based Formulations

For attention of our customers we are publishing the extract (on the relevant changes) from the informational letter we received from European Sales Operation Manager, GOJO Industries-Europe Limited.

 "GOJO is writing to inform you that due to the decision made by the Biocidal Product Committee (BPC) to remove from the market all formulations containing the ingredient Triclosan, the products listed below are being discontinued.

 GOJO NXT® Antibac Lotion Soap 1000ml Refill                                         2157-08-EEU00

GOJO Antibacterial Foam Soap 535ml Bottle                                           5789-04-EEU00

 Industry guidelines state that all Triclosan based formulations are to be out of the market no later than the 27th July 2017. GOJO will continue to supply these while stocks last however in order to ensure that you have time to sell through any of the above named products, GOJO will cease shipping these to all of our customers by 28th April.

 Please note that GOJO are unable to accept product returns for any Triclosan based formulations therefore, we kindly request that when ordering stock, you consider the above dates in mind so as to ensure that any Triclosan based products are sold through and out of the market by 27th July.

ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

 GOJO NXT Antibac Lotion Soap alternative

GOJO Mild Lotion Soap NXT 1000ml Refill                                                2103-08-EEU00

 The Mild Lotion Soap formulation combined with the correct handwashing protocol is suitable for all general handwashing environments. If the product required is for use in food handling/service environments, then we would recommend that an antimicrobial soap is used."

For any further information, please contact your local Territory Manager or lo-call the Customer Service team on 1850 50 55 55.

 

We're going to CATEX 2017

 We are thrilled to be exhibiting at the forthcoming CATEX trade expo, Ireland’s largest foodservice & hospitality event, which is taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, from 21st to 23rd February.

 We will be at stand H23, and are excited to be showcasing our new and existing products by the internationally recognized manufacturers like SCA, Thomil, Dr.Weigert and their top-class brands as well as some very new ranges, presented exclusively at the show!

 With over 10,000 visitors expected, including thousands of people who work in foodservice and hospitality across Ireland, CATEX provides an unrivalled opportunity to source the best products for your business, keep up to date with the latest trends and network with the industry’s finest. 

 As the TRADE event for the foodservice industry, CATEX will be a buzz of activity across the three days, as it plays host to the Irish Barista Championships, Irish Cocktail Championships and over 1,000 chefs will be competing in the Panel Of Chefs’ Chef Ireland Competitions. 

 To register to visit and be part of Ireland’s leading industry event, for FREE, please visit www.CATEXexhibition.com

 If you can’t make the event, visit our Facebook Page and Twitter Account to see photos from the event.  

 

Updates to PURELL® Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub Refills

For attention of our customers we are publishing the extract (on the relevant changes) from the informational letter we received from European Sales Operation Manager, GOJO Industries-Europe Limited.

  "TFX Touch-Free Dispensing Systems 

  • Case pack size will change from 4 refills per case to 2 refills per case. This change will bring the case pack size in line with all other TFX refills.
  • The case pack price will reduce by 50%.
  • These changes are effective as of 23rd January 2017.

  NXT® & 800ml Dispensing Systems 

  • The NXT & 800ml refills are NOT affected by this change therefore these refills can be ordered as normal"

 

For any further information, please contact your local Territory Manager or lo-call the Customer Service team on 1850 50 55 55.

  

Winners!!!

We had a very exciting start to this week with some amazing news for Western Hygiene! (I think we're all still hopping with excitement!)
The National Retail Supplier Awards 2016 ceremony was held on Friday the 25th of November.
We were nominated as finalists again in the “Best Cleaning & Hygiene Services Provider” category and we won it with flying colours second time in a row (eeeek) !!!!

It’s a great achievement for us as we were nominated, evaluated and awarded by the independent panel of judges who are, as well, businesses, or in another words, our potential or maybe even existing customers!
Being awarded best in the Retail Sector (second time in a row!!) is what again uplifts our company to another level from our competitors.
Being awarded by consumers proves that it’s the quality of our products and services that matters to our customers!
Being awarded second time in a row means we’re highly competitive national company and we’re the market leaders in our Hygiene sector!
All of this gives us the power (and right) of saying we are the best at we do! Our products, our services, our team, our principles of work, our efforts – everything we do every day is second to none!
We at Western Hygiene thank and congratulate all and everyone in our team as this is OUR Award and together we make it happen!
We would also like to thank Checkout Ireland Magazine for holding the event and Radisson Blu in Dublin for hosting and a nice lunch!
Our heartiest congratulations to all who's been into finals and to those who won the awards in their sector. We hope to see everyone again next year and we're sure going to try and get the 3rd plate in a row!

 

What's your colour?

So our supplier SCA who's big into innovation, researches and scientific approach to table settings, organised this huge experiment to discover more about the colour influencing the restaurant experience of guests and their overall feelings.

It's obvious everyone has their own favourite colour, but how this colour make you feel? Calm? Relaxed? Happy? In love?...... What feeling do you expect from your customers after leaving your restaurant/ cafe/ diner? What is the experience you'd like them to come back for? Can the Tork colour theory in any way help you with that? Well, it's up to you whether to follow this research or now but we couldn't not share it with you. If you have any questions or would like to order coloured napkins to complete your restaurant's look, please do not hesitate to contact us in any convenient way!

And there's the experiment itself:

Colors affect the mood and behavior of humans. And although there are many aspects within a restaurant that affects the experience of a guest – color is a critical one. To provide inspiration and food for thought around colors, Tork has used brain wave technology to measure how guests react to different colors.

16 guests equipped with brain wave headsets experienced 8 environments in 8 different colours. Each setting was designed with restaurant attributes completely covered in a monochrome colour – from walls and floor to furniture and tableware. 
For each colour experience the guests were asked to taste a drink and a miniature Macaroon – identical in all aspects except for the colour, matched to the surrounding environment. For every setting, brain activity and heart rate was measured, alongside a questionnaire to inventory the reactions from the participants. All data from the testing has been analysed to create a profile for each colour.
 
The meditative green

The brain wave results indicate a revitalizing quality for the green colour, with restorative deep relaxation and immune system improvement. The heart rate was also below average in this room. In line with this, the green colour was described as relaxing, calm and welcoming. It was perceived to be suitable for lunch or coffee with people you know well. An environment in which to recover and heal, rather than get excited or experience romance.

The happy orange

Overall, orange was perceived as modern and fun typically associated with happy experiences together with kids and friends. On the other hand orange could also be seen as somewhat unromantic, a bit stressful and not luxurious. The brain wave and heart rate results showed that orange might be a more neutral choice compared to other strong colours such as yellow. Orange also gave mid-range indications of gamma waves, associated with learning and information processing.

The sophisticated black

Black is a colour of complexity. It was perceived as luxurious, modern and sophisticated but at the same time a bit unwelcoming and boring. It was strongly perceived to be suitable for a sophisticated dinner date or evening drinks - events where you leave your kids at home. The brain wave readings indicated high levels of creativity and arousal, but also a lower level of focus – making it less appealing for business set-ups.

The exciting yellow

Yellow is an exciting and fun colour, suitable for an arousing environment. The brain wave results indicated higher states of arousal and conscious focus, but in extreme cases also higher stress levels. Also, both the average and max heart rates where high for yellow. The colour was perceived to be suitable for breakfast experiences, perhaps to lift the mood and give an energy-boost in the morning. Yellow was also the most popular colour for venues where to bring kids.

The romantic red

Red that stands out and provokes powerful emotions rather than blending in. Red gave high indications in the delta and theta brain wave ranges - meaning strong emotional connection and high levels of creativity. Heart rate results were also high, indicting a stimulating environment. Perhaps not surprising, red is strongly associated with romance and evening drinks. However there is also an exciting and fun side of red.

The calm blue

The blue colour gave high indications in the delta wave range, which means deeply relaxed states. High theta waves also indicate creativity and high emotional connection. This responds to the fact that blue was described welcoming, calm and relaxing. Blue was perceived to work well for a family-friendly venue to have breakfast or coffee, but not so well for a luxurious restaurant experience or a venue used for business meetings.

The traditional brown

Brown scored low on the majority of brain wave ranges, indicating a neutral colour. The delta wave range and heart rate results suggest that brown may also encourage relaxation. Brown is perceived as traditional, neutral and relaxing. Brown is perhaps not the best choice to create arousing experiences, but was perceived to be a good colour for more traditional venues and easy to match with other colours.

The luxurious white
White stood out and yielded low indications for all brain wave ranges – indicating a neutral colour and something of a blank canvas for guests’ experiences. White is also perceived as the best colour for business settings. The colour is seen as luxurious and modern, but scored low on aroused emotions such as fun 
and exciting. A colour suitable to create neutral environments that do not distract from the task at hand.
 
 

Macaroons in eight different colours, but with the same taste - served throughout all colour environments in the experiment.

The information taken from Tork official website: http://www.tork.co.uk/about/whytork/horeca/ 

 
 
 

Our success in transition to new 2015 standards.

It's been some time since we successfully updated all our Standards, but we'd like to share the news as this is very important for our company and as well for our customers: it proves our high levels of expertise and service and passion for what we do in our sector. This year we not only did everything to confirm our certifications, but we also took the challenge of transiting to the new updated 2015 requirements for the Quality and Environment Standards. We were one of the first companies in Ireland to do that and completed the mission with flying colours. We had some help from Almir Business Ltd. and that's what their managing director Dick Whelan said in their congratulating letter: “This is a major achievement as Western Hygiene is an early adaptor in the transition for both standards and reflect their mission to exceed their customers’ expectations. The transition process was facilitated by the active involvement of the team in Western Hygiene”.

Therefore it's just honest to say that we're not only accredited but also we're leading the way for ISO 9001 (Quality Management) ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety Management System) Standards.

Well said by our managing director Kevin Collins: "Western Hygiene credits our ISO certification for the continued success and growth of our business.  Over the years we developed all our ISO Standards with Processes and Systems to drive efficiencies within our company so most daily tasks are automated where possible. This means we have a seamless process from the customer placing their orders through our sales team on through our dispatch, logistics and administration departments. This creates huge efficiencies and in turn means we are better able compete for business across all sector categories in the market.  Our ISO Standards also differentiate our company as a top in its class in the hygiene and services sector which is nothing more than what our customers and prospects expect".

What else to add?! Only that our primary aim is to exceed our customers’ expectations with innovations and effective hygiene solutions along with perfect delivery and service. We carry this mission throughout every day-to-day task, every employee, every challenge we have on the way.

If you need the proven documentation on our ISO Standards, you could find it in the "Certification" sector of our website.

 

 

Our Price Increase

Western Hygiene would like to inform our customers that from 1st of July 2016 we're increasing all our prices by 3.5%. 

The last price increase we had was in 2013 and didn't affect chemical range. We were holding the prices as long as we could but finally came to the point where the adjustment was necessary. Our main suppliers keep coming with their own price increases and you can find this information below.

We'd like to thank our customers for their business and tell them how much we appreciate every one of them. We'd also like to point out several facts that differ us from the competitors and add value to our products and services:

  • Our chemical products (Thomil range) are free from all carcinogenic substances. Their removal coming from EU directives has put a lot of pricing pressure on the manufacturer but it’s a price worth paying, wouldn't you agree?
  • Our chemical are Ecolabeled.
  • Our paper products come with supplied, installed and constantly maintained equipment.
  • Our products are supplied with training, service calls to check results and equipment on site.
  • All our products are top in class and we always put quality first!
  • All our products are fully compliant and the DATA sheets are provided.
  • We constantly update our already wide product range with innovative and effective items to meet all the hygiene needs our customers might have.
  • Our new and extremely helpful Customer Service Department is fully qualified to support customers in all their everyday questions.
  • Our delivery staff is highly trained in solving different customers’ issues and supplied with handheld devices to lessen the paper usage and protect the environment.
  • Our sales staff is fully trained on products and systems and is able to provide the quality advise.
  • We’re approved on the Office of Government Procurement Framework for 7 years along with only 3 other companies. We’re approved on HSE Framework as well.
  • We’re constantly upgrading online support for the customers: the website content is updated with news, photos, new offers etc. Web portal capabilities are being developed to fully support those who’d prefer online ordering and accounts information always at hand. Have you tried it already? It's totally mobile optimised and very user-friendly!
  • We care big time about keeping our customers’ satisfaction level high and that is confirmed by being awarded with Best Cleaning and Hygiene Service Provider at National Retail Supplier Awards 2015. 
  • We also Highly Commended for Service by Small Firms Association.

And this list is not yet completed! Furthermore we'd like to say that we're working on a whole new bunch of promotions and special offers: free stuff to give away, fresh monthly deals, special discounts, new products and product bundles for your convenience! 

Please stay with us, visit our webpage for news and promos,call us at 1850 50 55 55 or email at info@westernhygiene.ie, contact your local sales representative. We're always ready to answer all your questions! We can also reassure you we will continue serving our mission of exceeding our customers' expectations with innovative & effective hygiene solutions along with perfect delivery and service.

Western Hygiene Price Increase 2016 Letter

 

 

 

Sealed Air Price Increase

On the 31st of May 2016 we've received a letter of price increase from one of our supplier - Sealed Air. They advised that there will be an increase on a selected range of products taking effect from 1st of July 2016. Some of the key factors they've mentioned:

  • " Regulatory pressures and costs: The changes int he regulations affecting our industry continue to have major impacts on complexity and cost in bringing products to market (BPR, Biocidal Product Regulation and CLP, Classification, Labeling and Packaging).
  • Challenging Freight and Delivery Costs: Driver regulations, transport taxes etc.
  • Chemical industry pressures and upward trends: Total European capacity has declined. Force major issues in petrochemicals, resulting in material shortages and competition for raw materials. Europe does not have sources of cheap feedstock as other regions do (US has cheap shale gas and good oil supply, Middle-East has oil and natural gas, Far-East has coal based chemistry)."

The supplier reassured Western Hygiene that they remain committed to delivering superior cleaning and hygiene products that are regulatory compliant and continue to invest in innovation.

Sealed Air Price Increase 2016 Letter 

 

 

ISSA Interclean, Amsterdam 10-13 of May 2016.

Our management team is just back from Amsterdam. Plenty of inspiration and ideas they brought back! The office is buzzing today with all the stories and the impressions of this massive event which definitely worth visiting to support our highest standards in Hygiene! Amsterdam itself as well has won our team's hearts one more time.

Some pictures of being schooled with new products and their advantages. Believe it or not but something as simple as toilet brush can be improved and made more hygienic, easier to clean and even more effective. Robert Scott and Sons saw the gap in this particular market and came up with an advanced version by replacing the traditional bristles with an eight-bladed cleaning head. 

"The problem with traditional toilet brushes is that they get clogged up," said group sales manager Gill Ireson. "They also breed bacteria, and this then sits in the brush-holder for days."The LooBlade is made from antibacterial rubber that kills 99.9 per cent of germs on contact. It can be washed like a squeegee and is practically dry again by the time it goes back into the holder." The LooBlade's holder is ventilated to ensure than any remaining moisture evaporates swiftly. The product can also be used as a plunger if required. "We believe the LooBlade to be the first of its kind - but it is such a good idea that we're quite surprised that something like this wasn't developed years ago," she said.(ECJ Journal)

The LooBlade has already attracted interest from the healthcare sector and from high-end hotels. It definitely attracted our interest too as our primary aim is to exceed our customers' expectations with innovative & effective hygiene solutions along with perfect delivery and service. 

And this is just one product from the show with hundreds of different ideas! We're going to start sharing our inspiration very soon and for our products please visit us at www.westernhygiene.ie  and order online at your handiest time!

 

 

 

SCA Tork Price Increase 

On the 30th of April 2016 we've received a notification from our supplier SCA about the price increase effective from 1st of July 2016 that will apply to all Tork branded and unbranded articles.

Earlier (in 2014) SCA announced that starting on 1st of January 2015 they would introduce an annual price increase which would be based on business and general inflation changes and effective at the beginning of the each year. In fairness to them, the 2016 change was postponed until later in the year and they promised to combine it with 2017 price change to have only the one adjustment across two years. 

However, they mentioned that "this "annual" review would not take into consideration the cost evolution of raw materials. In case of high volatility in raw materials or other items, this will be addressed in a separate process."

SCA also says to Western Hygiene: "the change has been carefully determined by balancing the need to secure our ongoing investment program in innovation, equipment, customer service, sales and marketing activities with the need to ensure you can be competitive and win the market.

SCA Price Increase Letter 2016

 

 

Price Increase affecting Medical Gloves ONLY! 

Dear Customers!

Recently it has being brought to our attention by our Disposable Glove supply partners SUPERTOUCH that their Medical Grade Gloves have increased in price by €4.92 per case of 1000.

As you are aware Medical Grade Gloves have to conform to all legal requirements as the safety of users and anyone coming in contact with them has to be taken very seriously. They are tested and proven to ensure that our customer is protected from any microorganisms, bodily fluids etc. and that they are what they say they are.

The SUPERTOUCH Medical Gloves we supply you with have an Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) of 1.5 – meaning up to 1.5 Gloves per hundred could be faulty and in the market we find Gloves with an AQL as low as 30.

We have put all the supporting documentation from our manufacturers SUPERTOUCH in the downloadable files below.

 The price increase of €4.92 per case will apply to Medical Grade Gloves Only commencing on 1st May 2016.

In the meantime please speak to our representative for more information on our full range of gloves.

 We thank you sincerely for your business in the past and for your understanding in this matter and we look forward to being of service to you in the future.

Medical Grade Gloves Price Increase Letter from WH

Customer Information on Powderfree Vinyl Gloves Medical Grade

Statement of Product Conformity

Test Report on Powderfree Vinyl Gloves Medical Grade

 

 

    

TRAINING: TTS Professional Cleaning Solutions.

On the 22nd March 2016 we had training on TTS products and systems, kindly conducted by Ms. Sangar Vedovato - Export Area Manager form TTS Cleaning, Italy and Mr. Campbell Mclean - Sales Manager, United Kingdom. During the training we learned about new and innovative products as well as refreshing our knowledge on those we have been selling for years. Now we know that such a simple thing as the universal door stopper can save you from unnecessary bending and reduce working time while also reducing the risk of injury. We also know that for floors with low, medium and high levels of dirt there are 3 different microfibre mops. We also learned how perfectly hygienic and easy to clean inside the bin with a drain-plug?! Oh, and don't even get me started on the trolleys that you can build yourself according to your demands!

This is what TTS say about their products: 

"Handle them: they're colourful and "smart"!
TTS products stand out immediately. Each one is designed to support an operator in a simple, intuitive, professional and “modular” way.
“Systems” are the central point for TTS. A vast range of products develop around them to satisfy any cleaning need. Ergonomic study of single products guarantees perfect balance for the final result. Product after product, innovation after innovation we can satisfy specific environmental needs: from hotel to restaurant, industry to hospitals, on to offices and schools, airports etc.
You can choose from six product lines dedicated to the different needs:  floor cleaning, washing trolleys, multi-purpose trolleys, waste collection trolleys and containers, linen trolleys, signs and markers. Lots of different proposals with that unique, excellent price-quality ratio."

In conclusion I'd like to add that we train our representatives on all products so they're available to help you with all your hygiene needs and provide you with expert advice and perfect service!

For more photos please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westernhygienesl

 

 

SUMMER THEME!

OR 10 and 1 Reason to order our Napkin Solution TODAY! 

  1. Whole new approach to table setting with a video presentation!
  2. Free Demo given by our Sales Representative in your restaurant!
  3. Price per setting already calculated for a table of 2 or 4 people!
  4. Option to modify the chosen setting by adding or excluding items!
  5. Informative flyer with prices and items included in setting!
  6. Amazing variety of colours and styles - we’ll find you the suitable one! 
  7. Free Delivery!
  8. No delays with re-orders!
  9. Premium quality guarantee!
  10. 24/7 Online access to your account and option to order online!
AND 11.Order the Napkin Solution until 31st of March 2016 and give yourself a chance to win one of 3 great prizes: 
  • 2 One For All Vouchers worth €150  each.
  • Western Hygiene Next Order Voucher worth €200! 

We don't sell just napkins, we sell:

  • the new idea of table setting!

  • the new look of your restaurant!

  • the new and outstanding experience for your visitors!

Find more details in the supporting letter, watch the video for the ideas, have a look at the promotional flyers for the information!

 

 

WE'RE THE WINNERS!!!

 

National Retailer Supplier Awards 2015 ceremony took place at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin on Friday 27th November 2015 hosted by Checkout Magazine.

This first-of-its-kind event acknowledged best-in-class logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, store fit outs, utility providers, loyalty programmes, facilities management and merchandising teams – in essence, the suppliers ‘behind the scenes’ that make Ireland’s retail industry one of the most competitive in the world.

Western Hygiene were nominated in the “Best Cleaning and Hygiene Services Provider” category along with other strong competitors and we were chosen as outright national winners by an independent panel of judges. This demonstrates yet again that our offer of premium quality products and service sets us apart in our market sector as we continually evolve and innovate so we can deliver the best solutions, cost savings and efficiencies to our customers!

We'd like to thank our team for the effort they make every day, our customers, suppliers and partners for their continuing trust and support, the judges for recognising our commitment to quality service and Checkout Magazine for the nomination and the Award!

 

 

WE'RE THE FINALISTS!!!

Good news for Western Hygiene Supplies and further proof of what we stand for in our sector as we are nominated as one of three finalists in the Best Cleaning and Hygiene Services Provider category of the Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards 2015

 Finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges comprised of several of Ireland’s leading independent retailers, symbol groups and supermarkets.  Both finalists and winners will receive an award acknowledging their contribution to Ireland’s retail industry, one of the most competitive in the world.

 The winner in each category will be announced at the inaugural National Retailer Supplier Awards ceremony which will take place at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8, on Friday 27th November 2015.

 

And this is another example of Western Hygiene standing out from the crowd thanks to all our efforts in this market space!

 

 

NEW PURELL ADVANCED HYGIENIC HAND SANITISING FOAM.

For attention of our customers we are publishing the extract from the letter we received from European Sales Operation Manager, GOJO Industries-Europe Limited.

"I am pleased to inform you that GOJO are upgrading our PURELL Hygienic Hand Sanitising Foam range to PURELL Advanced – this new formula delivers unprecedented germ kill combined with clinically proven maintenance of skin health.

We are proud to continue to deliver innovation.

 After years of research and field trials, PURELL Advanced is a breakthrough formula that strengthens the power of alcohol, enabling it to penetrate the bacterial cell membranes easier and kill germs more efficiently. As a result this new formula delivers superior germ killing performance.

 AND it is clinically proven to maintain skin health."

We'd also like to add that due to the enhancements to the PURELL foam formula there will be some changes to the PURELL foam product portfolio: introduction of new products and several discontinuations. For further information, please contact us.

 

 

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY OCTOBER 15, 2015.

Did you know?...

Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.

Are you aware?...

Germs and bacteria that cause common illnesses are invisible to the naked eye. Whether you are in a workplace, public facility, leisure environment or educational facility, germs are spread from person-to person and by touching everyday surfaces.

And just some yucky facts: ...
  • 1 in 5 people don’t wash their hands, of those that do, only 30% use soap!
  • Out of every 100 people, 20 people don’t wash their hands and 56 people don’t use soap!
  • 76 people either don’t wash their hands at all or don’t use soap to clean their hands properly!

Today is Global Handwashing Day and these are just little but so important things you have to know! Wash your hands, teach your kids when and how to wash their hands, tell your colleagues about proper handwashing, use hand sanitisers and rubs!

Keep your hands clean, not contagious!

For more information, educational and warning posters and hand washing techniques, please visit our partner's website debgroup.com.