Why is it important to wash your hands with STERI-7 XTRA Wash?

We are vulnerable to infection and contamination every day. One of the reasons they both thrive is what’s known as the ‘Chain Of Infection’: You touch a contaminated door handle > then switch on the light > someone turns off the light > picking up the bugs > and carrying them to another surface > someone else touches the surface > and picks up the contamination on their fingers and so on.


Washing your hands with STERI-7 XTRA Wash is the best way to help BREAK this chain. In fact Professor John Oxford, of London’s Queen Mary’s School of Medicine, strongly believes that hand washing is the best way to avoid colds, flu and other viruses.


  • We have between 2 and 10 million bacteria between fingertip and elbow
  • The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet
  • Alarmingly, up to half of all men and a quarter of women fail to wash their hands after they’ve been to the toilet
  • Germs can stay alive on your hands for up to three hours
  • Absence through ill health or sickness costs employers £495 a year in direct costs for every worker employed. Indirect costs are probably significantly more (CBI 2005 statistics)
  • Norovirus – a common form of sickness and diarrhoea can result in individuals being off work for up to four days

Hand hygiene

The most common way germs are spread is by people’s hands. Germs
are often harmless but they can also cause illnesses such as colds, flu and sickness. Hand hygiene is the single most important thing you can do to help reduce the spread of infections and help protect you and those around you.

E-Coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, MRSA, Flu, diarrhoea and sickness,
the common cold and impetigo are just some of the viruses and infections passed between people who do not wash their hands.

Children and the elderly are most likely to get very ill and potentially die from food borne illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. The unfortunate part is that many of these illnesses can be prevented by proper hand hygiene at the correct time.

STERI-7 XTRA Hand Hygiene Products provide a surgical level of hygiene  with every use and continues to protects for up to 3hrs after application.







When should you wash your hands?

You should ALWAYS wash your hands with STERI-7 XTRA before you…

  • Prepare or eat food
  • Treat a cut or a wound
  • Visit a hospital ward


You should ALWAYS wash your hands
with STERI-7 XTRA after you…

  • Use the bathroom
  • Handle uncooked foods, especially
    raw meat, poultry or fish
  • Blow your nose, cough or sneeze
  • Touch animals or animal waste
  • Handle rubbish
  • Change a nappy
  • Work/play in the garden
  • Touch a sick or injured person
  • Visit a hospital ward

What to do
when clean
water is not

When there’s no water around, we recommend using a hand rub. STERI-7 XTRA Hand Rub is unmatched in the constant battle against infection faced by everyone across the world.

STERI-7 XTRA Hand Rub is perfect in situations where water is not available and it continues to be effective under soiled conditions.

Even though STERI-7 XTRA Hand Rub is a non-alcohol foaming hand cleaner, used regularly it provides unrivalled protection up to surgical level. Kind to your hands it is 100% organic and kills pathogens up to 99.9999%. It stays effective for up to 3 hours.