How people really feel about poor hygiene in public spaces.
Of all the measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of infections and diseases, hand hygiene is one of the most important. Despite its importance, however, hand hygiene compliance rates are often low in public spaces. So how do the public feel about hand hygiene? What are their attitudes towards handwashing and how do they perceive hygiene standards in public spaces? In this article, we’ll explore these questions, drawing on research and surveys to provide insights about the public approach towards hygiene. From concerns about touching surfaces in public spaces to attitudes towards handwashing techniques, we’ll provide an overview of public perceptions of hand hygiene. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a business owner, or simply looking to stay healthy, this article will provide valuable insights into how the public opinions and about what can be done to improve hygiene standards in public spaces.
1. A survey conducted by YouGov in the UK in 2020 found that 68% of respondents were worried about catching COVID-19 from touching surfaces in public spaces.
2. Another survey conducted by YouGov in the US in 2018 found that 56% of respondents were worried about catching the flu from touching surfaces in public spaces.
3. A study conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional in 2014 found that 80% of office workers in the US believed that their workplace restrooms were not as clean as they should be.
4. A survey conducted by Initial Washroom Hygiene in the UK in 2019 found that 90% of respondents believed that the hygiene standards in public washrooms were important, and 40% had avoided using a public washroom because of concerns about hygiene.
These stats demonstrate that many people are concerned about hygiene standards in public spaces and want to see some improvement. They also emphasise the need for public, or multi-use facilities and spaces to prioritize hygiene and take steps to address concerns about cleanliness and safety. Tackling these concerns will require a effort and focus from governments, organizations, businesses and individuals to both promote and improve facility hygiene standards and create environments that acknowledge and respect users concerns about hygiene.
With many public or multi-use spaces offering limited adequate facilities and with only limited compliance where facilities are available, there remains a problem of inadequate hand hygiene in public spaces. This deficiency can be addressed using new hygiene technologies such as Axiene Hygienic Handles
Axiene provided continual surface protection, demonstrates that facilities are addressing hygiene concerns and is an easy way to ensure hand hygiene compliance by users. Axiene Hygienic Handles help to reduce the spread of infections and diseases by providing a more convenient hygienic option in multi-occupancy facilities. Axiene also helps to reduce the need for frequent cleaning and disinfection, as they are designed to be easily maintained.
Overall, as awareness of the importance of hand hygiene continues to grow, Axiene Hygienic Handles are likely to become more widely adopted as a key tool in the fight against infection spread, improving safety in public spaces.