Where facilities personnel place hand sanitizers is a critical component to their effectiveness. Location will impact whether or not building occupants use the product, but it is also important to place sanitizers in locations where it can be the most effective in an infection control program.

Used in conjunction with an effective hand washing program, sanitizers will help to significantly reduce the spread of germs. To be effective, hand sanitizing options must be available in restrooms. Designed to be used after washing hands, placing a sanitizer dispenser near restroom exits will be most effective in encouraging use.

Sanitizers are also a great option in areas where water is not available. Many facilities are positioning dispensers at entrances and in high-traffic corridors and food service areas. The benefit in offering product in these areas is that dispensers are highly visible and will get used often.