Unless you’ve been living on Mars you know by now how important washing your hands is after going to the washroom, after eating and basically all the time.

But what’s the best way to dry your hands?

Depends on what’s available right? 

It might be an Electric or Jet-Powered air Dryer, or a cotton or Paper Towel.

So what is the safest option?

Well to answer that we ask you to take a closer at the places you visit.

Would you agree that Hospitals are a great benchmark of good Hygiene practices?

Walk into any hospital and you will be hard-pressed to find an Electric or Jet-Powered Air Dryer.

That’s because science has proven that these machines literally blow more contaminants onto our hands and thus pose a huge health risk.

Healthcare Professionals know this and therefore will not risk using these in their facilities.

What about a Restaurant Kitchen?

They won’t let you in there, but you will never find a Chef using an Electric Dryer. They need a Paper Towel to keep their hands as well as all surfaces clean so that the food they serve you is not contaminated.

So what does the Science say?

The most compelling research came out of a groundbreaking study conducted by Professor Mark Wilcox of the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust. 

Here is a link to the study.

The research was conducted across health care facilities in Europe. 

It examined the extent of environmental contamination in hospital washrooms from potential bacterial pathogens according to Hand-Drying method

It found overwhelmingly in favour of Paper towels to ensure clean, contaminant-free hands after washing. 

“The study will have important implications for hand-drying guidance in healthcare settings,” said Professor Wilcox

On average, Electric air dryers can multiply the germs on our hands by more than 200%

That’s why even the WHO recommends using a single-use paper hand towel to dry your hands after washing.

Your Safety Matters To Us

The cleanliness of your facility greatly affects the well-being of your staff and customers, as well as your image as a business. While we understand that purchasing decisions may be driven by cost and usage, we like to believe that the safety of your staff and customers remains front and centre.

Learn how our Intelligent Systems are designed to minimise usage and waste while offering the best Hand Hygiene Solution for your premises. If you would like to find out more please feel free to reach out to us at +254709892000 or via email: customercare@kimfay.com.