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Your Educational Facility Hygiene Guide

We understand the positive impact proper hygiene practices have always had in schools and colleges, and they’ve never been more important. This guide will help you implement new measures for the well-being of your students, faculty and staff.

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Hygiene Expertise for Hygiene Excellence

While your educational facility enacts new policies and procedures, Kimberly-Clark Professional can help you create a more hygienic environment. As an industry innovator and leader in hygiene products for nearly 150 years, we’ve got the tools, solutions and guidance to help meet your needs.

Industry Landscape

Welcome to a New World of Learning

Educational facilities across the country are planning to welcome students, teachers and staff. As schools and colleges re-open, physical closeness and group activities may spread germs. The good news: there are simple interventions that can help reduce the spread of germs.1

 

Clean hands thoroughly more often than usual

Schools must ensure that pupils clean their hands regularly, including when they arrive at school, when they return from breaks, when they change rooms and before and after eating2.

Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach

Schools must ensure that they have enough tissues and bins available in the school to support pupils and staff to follow this routine2.
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Keep it clean

Introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach2.
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Ensure adequate hygiene supplies

Provide enough soap, hand sanitiser, paper hand towels, toilet paper, facial tissue, and wipers throughout the school and classrooms.

Maximise distancing between those in school wherever possible

Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible2.
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If showing symptoms, don’t come to the campus or school

Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.2
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School/College Hygiene Assessment

Assess your building’s level of preparedness.

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10-Step Building Hygiene Checklist

If you’re just reopening your building, review this checklist to help ensure you’ve considered everything

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Identify Education Hot Spots

These areas require hygienic solutions to help stop the spread of germs.

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Hygiene Insights

Get Schooled on Germs

Think you’re informed about germs? Here are some facts that may surprise you:

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Face the Facts

You touch 7,200 surfaces every 24 hours.3 You also touch your face 522 times a day.4

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The Dirt on Desks

The average desk has 400x more bacteria than a toilet seat.5

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Surface Surprises

The average mobile phone harbours 6,300 bacteria.6 The cafeteria, the classroom, your desk—you’re using your mobile where germs live.

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Water Works

Water fountains have 19x as much bacteria as a toilet seat.7 Are you still feeling thirsty?

If you’re alarmed by these numbers,
know that you’re not alone.

You’re working hard to safeguard the well-being of your students,
staff and teachers, and we’re here to help. Get prepared with a solid hygiene strategy.

Proactive Measures

Win in Key Action Areas

Among the many actions your school or college can take, two fundamental steps are more critical than ever: washing and drying hands and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. These measures can go a long way to help curb the spread of germs and create a more hygienic environment.

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Hand Hygiene

There are many places where hands can pick up and leave behind germs. It’s vital to provide ample hand soap, water and disposable paper towels, as well as alcohol-based sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol. (Monitor sanitizer use in children, due to alcohol content.) Post age-appropriate visual reminders that hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently during each day, especially at these times:

  • Before and after eating
  • After using the washroom
  • After coughing, sneezing, nose-blowing or face-touching
  • When entering/exiting the classroom
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Hygiene Hint
Sneeze or cough into a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the bin to help limit the spread of germs.8

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While soap and water are easily placed in washroom, breakrooms and foodservice areas, hand sanitiser can be placed in other high-traffic areas like entryways, classrooms, cafeterias/dining halls and offices.


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Hand washing guide

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Hand Sanitising Guide

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Hand Hygiene Routines

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Surface Wiping

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (playground equipment, doorknobs, sink handles, drinking fountains, light switches, countertops, washrooms, cafeteria/dining hall tables) in buildings daily or between uses as much as possible with EN-registered products. Provide disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces (e.g. keyboards, desks, remote controls) can be wiped down before use.

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers disposable cleaning cloths, or wipes, as a more hygienic alternative to reusable towels or rags. We also offer pre-saturated sanitising wipes for hard, non-porous surfaces, and a closed-bucket wiping system for critical tasks.

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Hygiene Hint
Cotton towels were shown to reduce disinfectant strength by up to 85%.9

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Surface & Hand Hygiene

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Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

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Communication

Communication is a key component of any effective hygiene program. Put up posters in high-traffic locations (building entrances, restrooms, etc.) that describe measures to help stop the spread of germs. In addition, you can broadcast regular announcements about reducing the spread of germs on public address systems. Showcase videos and other media that promote habits to help prevent the spread of germs when communicating with teachers, staff and families (such as on school websites, in emails and on social media).

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Hand Washing Reminder Signage

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Hand Washing
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Cleaning and Disinfecting Checklist

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Safe Distance Reminder Signage

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Assessment

To set up a successful hygiene strategy, there are certain essential items to consider. Note your level of preparedness in each of these areas, then determine your action steps. For more guidance, connect with a Kimberly-Clark Professional Sales Representative to arrange a virtual hygiene site walk.

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Hygiene Assessment
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Get Washroom Hygiene Right

As one of the most heavily frequented locations in a school, the washroom is especially susceptible to spreading germs. Consider these critical washroom opportunities:

Maximise soap and sanitiser.

Keep hand soap in good supply to encourage proper hygiene. We deliver rich formulas containing moisturizers that help condition skin, promoting good hand hygiene and increasing restroom satisfaction. For an extra germ-killing step, provide sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. Kimberly-Clark Professional also offers fragrance-free and alcohol-free options.

Optimise your hand drying method.

Kimberly-Clark Professional single-use towels help reduce the spread of germs. Their highly absorbent material means it takes fewer towels to dry hands. Our portfolio includes hard-roll and folded towels, as well as jumbo rolls and center-pull paper towels ideal for high-capacity areas. Space-saving and efficient dispensers, with touchless technology options, provide the solutions that suit your needs.

Prioritise your toilet paper needs.

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers hygienic, fully enclosed toilet paper and dispenser options, plus disposable seat covers with dispensers that are fully enclosed for sanitation. We also offer options for maximum efficiency, as well as brands that deliver a more home-like comfort.

Did you know?

Using a jet-air dryer dispersed 1,300 times more germs than drying with paper towels.

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Hygiene Hint
Drying with paper towels can remove up to 77% of bacteria that remain on hands after washing.

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Hygiene Solutions

We've Got You Covered

Whatever your education hygiene needs, Kimberly-Clark Professional has a range of solutions and bundles to help you create cleaner, more hygienic spaces.

Discover our recommended products, and the areas where you’ll find them most useful.

Scott® Essential Rolled Hand Towel System

6691 / 7375

Hygienic, touchless Rolled Hand Towel System enhances washroom hygiene with single-sheet dispensing. High capacity roll ideal for busy washrooms.

Scott® Essential™ Folded Hand Towel System

6617 / 6945

Our most efficient Folded Hand Towel, with Airflex™ for a softer and more absorbent hand dry.

Scott® Control Flushable Folded Hand Towel System

6659 / 6945

Hand towels with Safe Flush Technology for washrooms where towels may be flushed – avoiding toilet blockages and keeping busy facilities operational.

Scott® ControlTM Centrefeed Toilet Tissue System

Scott® Control Mini Twin Centrefeed Toilet Tissue System

8591/ 7186/ 7187

The new Scott® Control Centrefeed Toilet Tissue System offers hygienic, fully enclosed toilet paper, dispensed through a touchless, one-wipe-clean dispenser - free of all dirt traps. You only touch the sheet you use. This makes it the most hygienic twin centrefeed system available.

Scott® Control Folded Toilet Tissue System

8042 / 6946

Hygienic single sheet toilet tissue dispensing – only touch the sheet you use.

Scott® Essential Skincare System

6340 / 6948

Designed to enhance hand hygiene standards. Foam soap format provides twice the handwashes of liquid soap.

WypAll® Reach Centrefeed System

6223 / 6220 / 6221

Fully enclosed, portable, light wiping system ensures paper rolls remain clean. Controlled dispensing ensures efficient use. Use with disinfectant spray to clean & disinfect surfaces.

WypAll® Centrefeed Wiper System

7255 / 7017

Wall mounted Food & Hygiene Centrefeed Wiper dispenser with high capacity rolls for light-duty wiping.

WypAll® X50 Cleaning Cloths

7441 / 7442 / 7443 / 7444

Colour-coded cloths for segregated hygiene cleaning in food preparation and service areas.

WypAll® X60 Cloths

8376

A light-weight, durable cleaning cloth capable of tackling a variety of cleaning, disinfecting and general wiping tasks. The ‘pop-up’ box is portable and can be located on counter tops.

Scott® Control Slimroll Hand Towel System

6621 / 7955

Touchless, one-wipe clean, compact dispenser with controlled single-sheet hand towel dispensing.

Scott® Control Foam Antibacterial Hand Cleanser System

6348 / 6948

Antibacterial, dermatologically tested foam soap providing twice the handwashes of liquid soap.

Scott® Control Foam Sanitiser

6392 / 7124

75% alcohol formulation. Kills up to 99.99% of microorganisms. Foam format providing twice as many uses per litre than gel sanitiser.

Scott® Facial Tissues

8837

Adopt a ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach with 100% recycled tissues available on desks to catch coughs and sneezes hygienically.

Kleenex® Balsam Facial Tissues

8825

Adopt a ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach with protective balsam tissues available on desks to catch coughs and sneezes hygienically.

WypAll® Reach Centrefeed System

6223 / 6220 / 6221

Fully enclosed, portable, light wiping system ensures paper rolls remain clean. Controlled dispensing ensures efficient use. Use with disinfectant spray to clean & disinfect surfaces.

Kleenex® Hand & Surface Sanitising Wipes

7783 / 7936

Reduce the risk of germs spreading and promote a healthy and clean classroom environment. Each wipe can kill common bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses.

WypAll® Centrefeed System

7256 / 7017

Wall mounted centrefeed wipers for light-duty hygiene wiping.

Scott® Control Foam Sanitiser System

6369 / 92147

75% alcohol formulation. Kills up to 99.99% of microorganisms. Foam format providing twice as many uses per litre than gel sanitiser. Touchless electronic dispenser.

Kimtech® Wettask System

7767 / 7919

Closed-bucket wiping system for saturated wiping with a variety of disinfectants. Just pour in the cleaning solution you choose.

WypAll® Reach Centrefeed System

6223 / 6220 / 6221

Fully enclosed, portable, light wiping system ensures paper rolls remain clean. Controlled dispensing ensures efficient use. Use with disinfectant spray to clean & disinfect surfaces.

Kleenex® Hand & Surface Sanitising Wipes

7783 / 7936

Reduce the risk of germs spreading and promote a healthy and clean environment. Each wipe can kill common bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses.

WypAll® Centrefeed System

7256 / 7017

Wall mounted centrefeed wipers for light-duty hygiene wiping.

Scott® Control™ Folded Hand Towel System

6663 / 6945

Hygienic, touchless single-sheet dispensing design. Install near entry/exits to help provide a hygienic barrier and disposable solution for opening and closing doors.

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Talk With Our Experts

Plan Your Virtual Hygiene Site Walk

Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way in choosing the right mix of products and solutions for your facilities. We will:

• Identify key areas to consider hygiene upgrades
• Recommend the right mix of germ-fighting solutions for your spaces
• Share tips and best practices on communicating changes and gaining compliance