How to educate students in good hygiene habits in school?

Preventing illness is in your hands. Studies show that the #1 way to prevent the spread of dangerous bacteria & viruses is proper hand washing. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 20% of respiratory infections (e.g., the common cold) can be prevented through handwashing.

The advent of Covid-19 has shown us its close relationship with people’s health. However, we must avoid falling into the mistake of thinking that hygiene is an exclusive aspect of healthcare.

Schools have the key to educating the little ones in good hygiene habits that will accompany them throughout their lives.

Hygiene, with greater or lesser visibility, has always been present in our lives.

However, there is still a long way to go. Therefore, we consider that the best way to train people and professionals who care about hygiene and are aware of its importance is to accompany them from a young time.

In this sense, schools and teaching staff play a key role. Here are some of the actions schools can take to educate the little ones in good hygiene habits.

Seek support in graphic material or activities
Encourages hand hygiene habit
Make hygiene equipment accessible to everyone
Promote cleaning and disinfection after each class

Seek support in graphic material or activities

Talking to children about the importance of hygiene is a basic aspect of educating them in good habits. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to find the right language.
We can help us with books, activities, or other teaching materials to help us reinforce this message.

Encourages hand hygiene habit

Hand hygiene should not be understood by the little ones as an obligation, but as a habit more and integrated into their routine.
It is important to define when children should wash their hands. For example, before and after eating, after going to the bathroom, on the return of recess, etc.
This action should not be understood as a waste of time, but as an investment in health and safety and, above all, as a point in favor of creating good habits that accompany us forever.
Hand hygiene habits

Make hygiene equipment accessible to everyone

Hygiene equipment means soap dispensers, paper dispensers, toilet paper roll holders and much more.

In order to create good hygiene habits, it is not only enough to ensure the availability of product at all times, but we must also ensure that this equipment is accessible to all.

For example, it is recommended to install paper and soap dispensers 130 centimeters from the ground to make them accessible to children or people with reduced mobility.

Doctorclean® automatic hand sanitizer dispenser DT1200 is  especially suitable for schools, as in addition to offering an attractive design for children, it’s colorful, with signal color, which can inspire students wash hands. Study shows that touchless functions, signal colours and smart technologies are all components of a hand hygiene dispenser that will provide optimal medical hand hygiene in the long term. Please use hand rub before entering and leaving school.

school hand hygiene

Promote cleanliness and disinfection after each class

Covid-19 gives us the opportunity to involve students in cleaning and disinfecting classrooms.
This practice, which has already been implemented in many secondary schools, makes students responsible for the cleanliness of the space they have occupied and makes them more aware of the risks of incorrect hygiene.
In the case of the little ones, the solution is to make cleaning more visible and reinforce your message.
Hygiene habits cleaning and disinfection

Choosing the right products often becomes a solution to promote good hygiene habits. If you need us to accompany you throughout the process, welcome to contact us.

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