Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing

Plan, Build & Equip

Shortly after a foodservice concept is defined but long before Plan Review, an owner or his representative makes a series of key decisions starting with his own tolerance for risk. This is the cornerstone from which hand hygiene systems are designed, built and equipped. This standard drives all others, right through the shift-by-shift tracking systems to assure performance, 24/7

Standards Drive Success in Hand Hygiene

Handwash Risk Assessment - Quality vs. Frequency

Two standards are required for handwashing, one for the quality and a second for the likely frequency to maintain hands ServeReady. An assessment of current practices is a good place to involve management and food handling staff. The shared perceptions provide a better understanding of current risks and form a base for personal accountabilities. It's visual. It's personal. It urges action and followup.

The Kitchen Plan & Hands-On System

™ Hands">ServeReady Hands and ™ Surfaces">TouchReady Surfaces are outcomes of the professional restaurant design. From the icons on the drawing board to the cutting boards and the menu board, customer and staff safety are built in via choices that set conditions for success. Getting the right intervention conveniently cued up for frequent use pays operational dividends and potentially extends the life of the business. Here, Bill Eaton, Chairman of CiniLittle, leads a walk-through such an environment.


The Greatest Agent of Hand Hygiene on Earth

Water is a great skin cleanser on its own. The importance of water, it's availability and it's quality are often taken for granted in the hand hygiene process. But, not all water is the same.

The quality and volume of water plays an important role in removing pathogens from the hands of food workers.

Conditioned water, heated to 100ºF and flowing at a 2 gallon per minute rate, speeds effective cleaning and, more importantly, encourages frequent hand washing. It is a valuable indicator of caring to both workers and potentially to the public.

Faucet Selection

Automatic, touch-free faucets save time, water...and the health of your business.

Handwash Center Motivates Frequent Use

Convenience is king in handwashing compliance. Effective reliable equipment and supplies are major components as is the overall cleanliness of the hand hygiene station itself. These matched measures motivate frequent use and lower the risk of outbreaks.

Verification Tools

“Managing the process is the first Best Practice for improving hand hygiene and reducing risk.”


There are special situations where additional tools can be helpful in building your tailored hand hygiene program.

HandsOn™ System

HandsOn System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice for Catered Events

Uncompromised hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos

Globally recognized for their ease of use in any language. Available in DVD and MP4 file download.

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