Alcohol-based Handrub

Keep your hands clean!

  • Use an alcohol-based hand-rub when your hands are not visibly soiled.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly soiled.

Alcohol-based hand-rubs provide several advantages over hand washing with soap and water:

  • require less time than hand washing
  • act quickly to kill microorganisms on hands
  • more effective than hand washing with soap and water
  • more accessible than sinks
  • reduce bacterial counts on hands
  • do not promote antimicrobial resistance
  • less irritating to skin than soap and water
  • can even improve condition of skin

How do you use it?

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

When decontaminating hands with an alcohol-based hand-rub use an amount of alcohol-based hand-rub sufficient to cover all surfaces of hands.

  1. Apply hand-rub to palm of one hand.
  2. Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands and fingers.
  3. Rub until hand-rub is absorbed.

Date: 05/Aug/2020