Is anyone else thinking about Behavioural Nudges and Hand Sanitisation? If you’ve ventured to the supermarket since COVID-19 you’ve probably experienced some version of the ‘Hand Sanitiser Station’. The good, the bad and the ugly. My experiences have ranged from the pathetic – empty bottles of disinfectant spray lurking behind the crisps – through to […]
Florence and Semmelweis knew it over 150 years ago. “Wash yer hands you Filthy Animal” #COVID-19
Public Handwashing Facilities. I have an idea… How about we make handwashing a very public activity. Put the wash-basins, water, soap and drying facilities in a very public space, so that everyone can see what’s going on? There’s the obvious impact of peer pressure that might come into play here, but I can also see […]
COVID-19. Will Lady Macbeth style Hand-Washing at Sports Stadiums become the long term ‘norm’?
Now wash your hands, please. Forming an orderly queue at the rugby/football stadium toilets to wash your hands has become quite a thing. Well, according to Twitter, where it’s being mentioned a fair bit at the moment. From a personal viewpoint I’ve attended rugby based ‘mass gatherings’ at stadiums for many years, and I can […]
Hand Sanitisation (washing) and visual management in hospital
This is another experience to come out of my visit to hospital. I couldn’t help notice how much effort had gone into 5S and visual management on one of the wards. Good news I thought as I’d heard a lot about how it is being used to improve effectiveness in hospitals. 5S (sort, set, shine, standardise, […]