Hand Wash Basins
School toilets supply a range of commercial wash hand basins designed and selected to give a choice of basins that are robust, whilst offering a size to suit all applications.
Installing wash basins in the correct locations will ensure that you have provided the facilities to promote good hand hygiene. Schools have always had a very important role to play in teaching and encouraging handwashing to pupils from an early age. Good hand washing habits learnt during school years can last for a lifetime.
Washing hands after using the toilet, before preparing or eating food, along with regular hand washing when sick (coughs and colds) are important measures for preventing the spread of germs, and reducing sickness rates for all schools. Many studies have regularly documented the impact of hand washing on student and staff attendance: school-wide hand washing programs reduce absenteeism due to illness.
Our school wash basins are available in two materials: stainless steel and ceramic, and can be fixed directly to the wall or supplied as floor standing models. From standard size wash basins suitable for wash rooms, to compact models suitable for separate hand washing facilities in school kitchens,
As an alternative to individual wash basins, stainless steel trough sinks offer a low-cost, hardwearing and easy to clean solution where numerous wash stations are required in the same location.
Browse our stainless steel wash basins range below
Guidance on Hand Washing In Schools
Public Health England have issued the following advice in their Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings.
Handwashing is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of infections,
especially those that cause diarrhoea and vomiting, and respiratory disease. The recommended method is the use of liquid soap, warm water and paper towels. Always wash hands after using the toilet, before eating or handling food, and after handling animals. Cover all cuts and abrasions with waterproof dressings.
Coughing and sneezing easily spread infections. Children and adults should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue. Wash hands after using or disposing of tissues. Spitting should be discouraged.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance is aimed at reducing the problem of drug resistant infections. The guidelines recommend that all children from preschool age and above be taught when and how to wash and dry their hands, which will in turn help to prevent the spread of infections, and reduce the need for, and reliance on antibiotics.
The NICE guidelines recommend:
Displaying information or directing parents and carers to resources about managing the symptoms of infection in children.
Ensuring there are always good standards of food hygiene,
Providing adequate facilities for thoroughly washing and drying hands for children, staff and visitors. These facilities should include liquid soap and warm running water, and antibacterial hand rubs when wash basins are not available.
Ensuring staff talk to children about the importance of thoroughly washing and drying hands.
For further information on our range of hand wash basins for schools, please contact us on 01275 390644 and we will be happy to help.