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World Hand Hygiene Day

Save Lives, Clean your Hands – World Hand Hygiene Day – 5th May

Back in 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its annual hand hygiene campaign[1] as part of its effort to promote hand hygiene around the world, and support its global health and hygiene objectives. And over the past couple of years, the importance of good hand hygiene has been further highlighted, with hand washing and sanitisation a key measure to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Handwashing is proven to help prevent the spread of both respiratory illness and diarrhoeal diseases, and so important has proper hand washing become over the course of the pandemic, that the WHO has even updated its guidance in the context of Covid-19.

World Hand Hygiene Day 5th May 2022

World Hand Hygiene Day is held on 5th May every year. The campaign encourages healthcare workers all around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene, to prevent infection and in turn protect both frontline health workers and vulnerable people.

What can we do?

Let’s not just leave it to the healthcare workers. We can all do our bit to promote good hand hygiene. Installing notices in your workplace or venue is a simple way to remind people to practice good hand hygiene, but it’s also important to have the right products for them to be able to do so.

The right products for the right environment

We’re one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning and hygiene products and we’ve been doing this since 1948. Our customers include the healthcare sector, schools, fitness and leisure, catering and hospitality and we’ve a broad range of hand care products suitable for any setting.

Whether it’s liquid hand soap, antibacterial foaming hand soaps or industrial hand care, we’ve got the products to help you ensure good hand hygiene practice in your workplace or venue.

Or if you’re looking for something higher end to impress your customers, our  Ast & Greaves luxury hand care range will do just that. With two fragrances to choose from – Jasmine and Apple Blossom or Ginseng and Bergamot – our hand washes are formulated with high-quality perfumes, mild surfactants and moisturising agents, so you can delight your customers and make good hand hygiene all the more enjoyable.

If you’d like to know more about hand hygiene or our hand care products,

Contact our team today,



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