October 2018 brings Global Hand Washing Day – 15th October. The idea behind the awareness day Is to help motivate people into improving their handwashing habits. This year’s event focuses on food. Global Hand Washing Day – 15th October has the theme of ‘A recipe for health’. The awareness this year is for focusing on the links between good hand washing and food hygiene habits. The day hopes to make hand washing a part of every meal time.
How To Get Involved In Global Hand Washing Day – 15th October
- Wash your hands before meals
One of the key takeaways from this year’s Hand Washing awareness day is that it encourages people to wash their hands with soap. This should take place before eating as well as cooking or preparing a meal for others.
- Remind others to do the same
The awareness day wants to help keep food safe, prevent diseases and keep children safe and strong. One of the best ways to do this is to showcase good handwashing behaviour and remind others to do the same.
- Establish more handwashing facilities
Avoid queues at workplaces and remind others to wash their hands by tactfully placing hand washing facilities in convenient places. If a health facility, school or workplace is lacking in hand washing facilities the Global Hand Washing Day – 15th October is a great time to instigate change.
- Promote the day
You can download the infographic for the awareness day so that more people can take part in the event and spread the word on clean and hygienic hands.
- Offer training
VideoTile provides trainers with high-quality e-learning for infection control. This can help to demonstrate the importance of hand washing for your clients. Our Infection Control course can be fully branded with your company logo and colours so that you can deliver the training as your own.