While cleaning personnel can’t force people to wash their hands during a trip to the restroom, they can offer incentives that increase the likelihood. Reminding patrons of the importance of hand washing can be accomplished with something as simple as signage. Signage is a quick reminder that people should be washing their hands. In fact, signs are available for free online from manufacturers or distributors that allow end users to customize them to their specific needs.

Getting people to wash their hands might also come down to the products you provide in your restroom. It’s important to provide hand-washing products that people want to use. Identifying which type of soap, towel or hand dryer your patrons prefer may be a matter of trial and error.

Patrons often prefer using products with hands-free technology as the fixtures have the added benefit of reducing the number of touch points for possible cross-contamination in the restroom.