What are wash hands signs? - The Sign Shed

What are wash hands signs?

Wash hands signs are visual cues designed to remind people to clean their hands regularly, particularly in settings where proper hand hygiene is crucial to help prevent the spread of germs and infections. These signs are commonly found in healthcare facilities, public restrooms, food preparation areas, and other environments where frequent handwashing is essential.

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The importance of washing your hands - The Sign Shed

The importance of washing your hands

Good hygiene tips for the catering industry

The production and preparation of food inevitably involves the handling of ingredients by staff members. This in itself presents multiple risks to the end consumer of the product. Inadequate hygiene among those handling food stuffs is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Contamination with specific, and very nasty, illnesses such as salmonella, E. coli and shigella can arise from unwashed hands and represents a serious hazard to human health. The NHS reports that in the UK, food poisoning is to blame for an estimated 20,000 hospitalisations and 500 deaths every year.*

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