Gel Has Had its Day
How do they work?
The problem is that like disinfectants used to clean surfaces, their effectiveness is vastly reduced when dirt, food or anything else is on hands as it will make the alcohol less effective.
The situation for caterers if you still want to use anti-bacterial gel it is necessary to first wash your hands with soap and water which defeats the whole reason for using them in the first place, which is why all the new guidelines state, ‘Anti-bacterial hand gels should not be used instead of thorough hand washing’.
Hospitals - Why do they still use them?
So what do you do if you haven't got hand wash facilities as part of your kit?
NCASS have come up with a workable and more importantly an affordable solution