The autumn is here and winter is coming – that means that the flu season is near. What can we do to avoid those nasty bacteria spreading and making us sick? We might not be able to avoid the bacteria completely but there are things we can do to minimize the risk. Good hand hygiene is vital when it comes to limiting the spread of bacteria.

Did you know that under one fingernail there is the same number of bacteria as the number of citizens in Denmark? And it only gets worse. Under a ring, you can find as many bacteria as the total number of inhabitants in the whole of Europe. Just to put the last nail in the coffin – in an infected wound, you’ll find as many bacteria as the world population!

Fear not, we’re here to help you – it’s all about having the right tools and habits.

Good hand hygiene – how?

Having good hand hygiene goes a long way when it comes to fighting bacteria spreading. But how do you wash your hands properly? We have a recipe for you:

  1. Rinse your hands in lukewarm water and distribute the soap evenly – remember your wrists as well
  2. Rub your palms so that the soap is lathered up and the palms get clean
  3. Remember also to merge your fingers, so you get clean between them
  4. Wash palm to back on both hands and both of your thumbs
  5.  Finally, you wash your fingertips and nails
  6. Rinse thoroughly and dry your hands

Here’s the tricky part – what do you do when you've finished? Do you just close the faucet with your clean hands and risk getting new bacteria on them? Maybe, but you have a few options:

  • In public toilets, you often use paper towels to dry your hands – you can use the paper towel to close the faucet with before disposing it
  • At home, you could use the towel the same way

There is just one issue with this and that is the amount of water that is being wasted while you are drying your hands. What to do? How about going touchless?

Let’s get Touchless!

With a touchless faucet from Oras you’ll get sophisticated technology wrapped in design which means that you’ll stop wasting water unnecessarily. The faucet opens and closes automatically – all depending on your hand movements.

The technology behind this is called a PSD (Position Sensitive Detector) sensor, which allows you to use the faucet at any time of the day, no matter how dirty your hands might be. The sensor sends a signal to the solenoid valve, which opens the faucet and the water starts flowing. And here’s the best part: when you are finished washing your hands and moving them out of the sensor range the water stops flowing automatically. It won’t keep running when you need to run – or when it’s time for you to dry your hands.

Great hygiene and water savings in one package – that’s what we like, a functional tool that caters to your needs.

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