HHA Product Recommendations

When selecting an alcohol-based handrub product, HHA recommends:

  • The Product meets the EN1500 testing standard for bactericidal effect
  • The Product has Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval as a hand hygiene product for a healthcare setting


However, product selection is ultimately the choice of each health care facility, and other factors should also be considered, such as:

  • Dermal tolerance
  • Aesthetic preferences such as fragrance, colour, texture and ease of use
  • Practical considerations such as availability, convenience and functioning of dispenser, and ability to prevent contamination
  • Cost issues

Please note that the above information on product selection is a recommendation only. HHA do not promote specific products, nor do they mandate product selection. Product selection is ultimately the choice of each health care facility.