Textile cleaning apprentices in Germany visited exhibition on epidemics and hygiene

The textile cleaning classes at the Anna Siemsen School in Hannover, Germany recently visited an exhibition on epidemics at the Roman and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim. Afterwards the students stated to have learned a lot about the importance of hygiene.

The theme of this tour was “Health Prevention, Hygiene and AIDS”. The textile cleaning classes learned in chronological order about the greatest epidemics of mankind. Thus, the outstanding importance of hygiene became clear to the students. For instance, at work hygiene helps to prevent the spread of epidemics. The exhibition also shows historical finds and replica sculptures illustrating the symptoms or effects of the epidemics and successes in medicine.

For the day-to-day operation in a textile care company, it became apparent to the students that wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and paying attention to cleanliness and hygiene in the company is vital. The students could also learn that the processes in the companies have to be designed in such a way that the hygiene of the goods is maintained. Appropriately certified procedures should be used. Only in this way, future epidemics can be controlled.