What is GlitterBug?

GlitterBug hand hygiene training products are invisible to the naked eye but glow under UV light.

They provide a fun and memorable way for you to help students to learn about hand washing, hand sanitising and cross-contamination.


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Effective handwashing is your best defense against Coronavirus (and other diseases)

Proper hand hygiene is critical to stop the spread of diseases, bacteria, germs, and other nasties. Despite the importance of hand hygiene, there are still so many people who don’t wash or sanitise their hands properly. The reason? They haven’t been taught how to do it properly, or they think it isn’t so important.

We have the solution! GlitterBug helps you break down students’ preconceptions about hand hygiene and train them how to clean their hands effectively. It’s great for all ages from kindergarten to seniors.

Who uses GlitterBug for hand hygiene training?

GlitterBug For Schools
Schools and Kindergartens
GlitterBug for training in kitchens
Commercial Kitchens and Hospitality Schools
GlitterBug for training in community health
Community Health Centres
GlitterBug for nurse schools
Medical Centres, Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Glitterbug – The fun way to teach effective hand washing techniques

Potion, Gel or Powder?

There are three products in the GlitterBug Range. Which one do you need?

Use GlitterBug Potion for HAND WASHING Training

GlitterBug Potion is for teaching students how to thoroughly wash their hands.

Ask them to rub it in like a moisturiser. After they have washed their hands, the UV torch will generally show glowing Potion left behind on wrists, in nail beds, in finger webbing and so on.

You can then teach them to more effectively wash these commonly missed areas.

Use GlitterBug Gel for HAND SANITISER Training

GlitterBug Gel is for teaching students how to effectively apply hand sanitiser.

Get students to apply the Gel like a sanitiser (you can even remove the label so they think it IS sanitiser). Then use the UV torch to reveal areas that were missed.

This training is ideal for healthcare and childcare workers who use sanitiser constantly. It is important for them to see that every time they use sanitiser incorrectly, they risk spreading infection.

Use GlitterBug Powder for CONTAMINATION Training

GlitterBug Powder is used to demonstrate how germs can be spread from one surface to another.

Sprinkle the nearly invisible Powder on a surface (we often use a tennis ball). After a period of time where students interact with that surface, use the UV torch to reveal all the places to which the Powder has spread.

This is a great way to remind students about cross-contamination.

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Prefer a Purchase Order?

Glitterbug sells to australian governments departments and schools

We are always happy to accept purchase orders from Federal and State Government Departments, Schools, Hospitals, Training Organisations and Community Groups. In many cases, we will ship on receipt of PO so you get your GlitterBug straight away.

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Using GlitterBug to show how food poisoning bacteria can spread

Here’s a little video we made that uses GlitterBug Potion to show the dangers of cross contamination in the kitchen.

Feel free to use this demonstration in front of your own class.

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What if bacteria weren't invisible

This video shows the dangers of cross contamination using a very visible bacteria substitute. But we like to be a bit sneakier.

GlitterBug Powder is great for this demonstration. Sprinkle a little of the invisible powder, then use the UV torch to see how far it spreads. Your students will be amazed!

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