During these uncertain times keeping playground equipment clean and maintaining good hand hygiene before and after use of play equipment is of huge importance.
The only way to ensure correct hand hygiene is through rigorous handwashing and the use of sanitizers and sprays with an alcohol content above 70%. The Health and Safety Executive recommends sanitizers should contain 70% alcohol or above for effective viral and bacterial control. Sanitizers and sprays with an alcohol content above 70% are highly flammable and we recommend that our customers refrain from installing hygiene stations that use them in close proximity to any play areas. This is because of the increased risk of vandalism and bottlenecks that could occur at these stations creating a greater risk to people’s health.
Portable hand gel dispensers are widely available in most shops and supermarkets so it may be better to encourage parents and carers to practise good hand hygiene with well placed signage around your local park as an alternative to installing static hygiene stations.