FAQ

How to properly use a hand sanitiser?

Dispense an adequate amount of hand sanitiser in your palm to cover all surfaces of the hands completely. Then, rub hands together until dry. Be certain to cover back of hands, in between fingers, and around fingernails.

Are alcohol-based hand sanitisers flammable?

Yes, alcohol-based hand sanitisers are flammable and should be kept away from fire or flames.

Are foaming hand sanitizers better than gel sanitizers?

Efficacy and skin sensitivity data suggests that there are no measurable differences between gel and foam hand sanitisers. The choice between gel versus foam is really a personal preference. Some people believe that gel hand sanitisers are easier to move around the hands. Others prefer foam because it tends to cling to hands rather than roll off or drip.

What is CHG and CHG compatibility?

CHG is an acronym for Chlorhexidine Gluconate. CHG is a commonly used antimicrobial ingredient used in surgical scrubs and healthcare antiseptic soaps. CHG has persistent germ killing properties. CHG compatible means that the product being used will not inhibit the effectiveness (both instant and persistent kill) of a CHG-based product below a required level.

Are WELLAB® hand sanitisers safe for use by children?

Yes, WELLAB® hands sanitisers are safe for children to use, however sanitisers should be kept out of reach of children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers when soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty. The CDC recommends that children in school may use alcohol-based hand rubs as an alternative to hand-washing.

Do WELLAB® hand sanitisers lead to resistant bacteria?

The WELLAB® hand sanitiser products utilise ethanol (alcohol) as the active ingredient. The ethanol provides and instant germ kill without persistent activity. There is no evidence in research literature that organisms adapt and become immune to the alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

How much hand sanitizer should be used per application?

The answer to this question depends entirely upon the size of the hands. An adequate amount should be applied such that all surfaces of the hands are completely covered.

How much alcohol should a hand sanitiser have in it?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that alcohol-based hand sanitisers contain between 60% and 95% ethanol (alcohol).

Question: Do the WELLAB® hand sanitizers kill MRSA, viruses, and H1N1?

No. No hand sanitiser products are indicated to prevent or kill MRSA. Unfortunately, some hand sanitisers on the market are making MRSA kill claims, but these claims should not be trusted.According to the CDC, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin. In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections.The CDC has published an entire section of their website on MRSA. Learn more at: http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/

Do the WELLAB® hand sanitisers kill germs persistently?

No. The WELLAB® hand sanitisers are designed to kill germs instantly, but not persistently.