Frequent handwashing isn’t just a priority for restaurants, hotel and bar staff. If you own a parking or valet business, your employees should wash their hands often and properly. It’s also becoming a common practice to request visitors to sanitize their hands before entering an establishment.
The CDC recommends frequent handwashing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yet, how can you ensure employees and visitors sanitize properly, and as often as they should? These handwashing habits are a great start.
When to wash: Whenever possible, advise your valet staff to take handwashing breaks after handling car keys or cash tips. They should also wash their hands after they use the restroom, cough, sneeze, blow their nose, treat a wound or touch their contact lenses. If your valet podium is stationed at the entrance of a hotel, restaurant or bar, it’s also a good idea to ask visitors to sanitize their hands before entering.
How to scrub: You’ll find plenty of handwashing how-tos online. Yet, it’s actually quite simple: wet, lather, scrub for about 20 seconds and dry. Cold water does the job and may actually be better. According to the CDC, water temperature doesn’t affect microbe removal. In other words, cold water will wash away germs just as well as hot water. Plus, warm water is more environmentally costly and can irritate skin.
Add More Sinks
The CDC also suggests adding more handwashing stations to give employees and visitors easy access to sinks. They’re also a great visual reminder to grab some soap and lather up.
Our Portable Hand Wash System
Not sure how to add handwashing stations to your garage or valet services? The Valet Spot’s Portable Hand Wash Sinks make it easy. Wheel our portable, stand-alone handwashing stations wherever you need them. You’ll also save money on your water bill as they use cold rather than hot water. Call us today to order a portable handwashing station. We want to help your staff and customers stay safe!