ABOUTUK HAND SANITISER
ABOUTUK HAND SANITISER
Clarkson Services Limited is a privately owned limited company in the UK. We expertise also extend to solvent and distillation as well as the flexographic industry. We are able to provide hand sanitiser products to businesses across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Browse and order our online store of hand sanitiser liquids and gels.
Our team have over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry and work with one of the UK’s leading manufactures to provide the Sanitiser 70 range of hand sanitiser products. For more information on Clarkson Services, please visit our website.
UK Government Guidance
Good practice for employers
It’s good practice for employers to:
- keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace
- ensure employees who are in a vulnerable group are strongly advised to follow social distancing guidance
- ensure employees who are in an extremely vulnerable group and should be shielded are supported to stay at home
- make sure everyone’s contact numbers and emergency contact details are up to date
- make sure managers know how to spot symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and are clear on any relevant processes, for example sickness reporting and sick pay, and procedures in case someone in the workplace is potentially infected and needs to take the appropriate action
- make sure there are places to wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, and encourage everyone to do so regularly
- provide hand sanitiser and tissues for staff, and encourage them to use them
Social distancing in the workplace
The UK government has laid out the following guidance and principals for social distancing and the use of hand sanitiser in the workplace.
Social distancing involves reducing day-to-day contact with other people as much as possible, in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible.
If you cannot work from home then you can still travel to work. This is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer for England’s advice.
The advice on social distancing measures applies to everyone and should be followed wherever possible. Workplaces need to avoid crowding and minimise opportunities for the virus to spread by maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres (3 steps) between individuals wherever possible. This advice applies both to inside the workplace, and to where staff may need to interact with customers. Staff should be reminded to wash their hands regularly using soap and water for 20 seconds and particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing. Where facilities to wash hands are not available, hand sanitiser should be used. Workers should cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in a bin and immediately wash their hands.
The practical implementation of this advice will depend on the local circumstances; see examples for various industries.
A few general indicators will be relevant to the majority of business settings:
- make regular announcements to remind staff and/or customers to follow social distancing advice and wash their hands regularly
- encourage the use of digital and remote transfers of material where possible rather than paper format, such as using e-forms, emails and e-banking
- provide additional pop-up handwashing stations or facilities if possible, providing soap, water, hand sanitiser and tissues and encourage staff to use them
- where it is possible to remain 2 metres apart, use floor markings to mark the distance, particularly in the most crowded areas (for example, where queues form)
- where it is not possible to remain 2 metres apart, staff should work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face if possible
- where face-to-face contact is essential, this should be kept to 15 minutes or less wherever possible
- as much as possible, keep teams of workers together (cohorting), and keep teams as small as possible
Additionally, for customer-facing businesses:
- use signage to direct movement into lanes, if feasible, while maintaining a 2 metre distance
- regulate entry so that the premises do not become overcrowded
- use additional signage to ask customers not to enter the premises if they have symptoms
- if feasible, place plexiglass barriers at points of regular interaction as an additional element of protection for workers and customers (where customers might touch or lean against these, ensure they are cleaned and disinfected as often as is feasible in line with standard cleaning procedures)
Shift-working and staggering processes
Where it is not possible for work to be completed at home, businesses should consider shift working or the staggering of processes which would enable staff to continue to operate both effectively and where possible at a safe distance (more than 2 metres) from one another. Staggering on-premises hours to reduce public transport use during peak periods will provide benefit to employees, businesses and the wider public effort.
Practically, a business could consider:
- splitting staff into teams with alternate days working from home, or splitting across a day and night shift
- as far as possible, where staff are split into teams, fixing these splits (cohorting), so that where contact is unavoidable, this happens between the same individuals
- spreading out standard processes, so that only one team needs to be on the premises to complete a task at a given time
- where it is possible to remain 2 metres apart, using signage such as floor markings to facilitate compliance, particularly in the most crowded areas. This includes entry points to buildings, toilets and communal break areas where queues may form
Businesses working on shift patterns should:
- ensure that the business’s social distancing measures are effectively communicated to all staff
- ensure frequent cleaning and disinfecting of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products and particularly at the end and beginning of shifts
Staff canteens and rest areas
Where possible, staff should be encouraged to bring their own food, and staff canteens and distributors should move to takeaway.
Where there are no practical alternatives, workplace canteens may remain open to provide food to staff with appropriate adjustments for social distancing. The following principles should be applied:
- canteen staff who are unwell should not be at work
- canteen staff should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food
- staff should be reminded to wash their hands regularly using soap and water for 20 seconds and before and after eating. If possible, increase the number of hand washing stations available
- a distance of 2 metres should be maintained between users, wherever possible
- staff can continue to use rest areas if they apply the same social distancing measures
- notices promoting hand hygiene and social distancing should be placed visibly in these areas
- frequently clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products
- consider extending and staggering meal times to avoid crowding
It Kills Micro-Organisms
The important thing is that only 70% solution of isopropyl alcohol acts as a disinfectant killing all surface microorganisms. 70% isopropyl alcohol solution kills microorganisms by dissolving the plasma membrane of the cell wall. Plasma membrane of gram negative bacteria consist of thin layer of peptidoglycan that easily destroyed by the alcohol.
Is 70% or 100% isopropyl alcohol better for killing germs?
70% alcohol is recommended to kill bacteria and to use as a disinfectant. This is because the added water content slows down the evaporation rate which means the isopropyl alcohol has longer contact with the surface, increasing the effectiveness of killing the germs. Because the isopropyl alcohol has more content time it has a better response in killing bacteria. This is also why 70% is recommended.
We have developed a 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser to World Health Organisation recommendations which kills 99.99% of bacteria. Our specially developed formula contains 70% alcohol which is fast drying and requires no water.
Suitable For All Industries
Sanitiser 70 is the perfect hand sanitiser for all industries, from schools, hospitals, essential work places our sanitiser is formulated to protect you and your staff in accordance with World Health Organisation’s formula.
BUYING IN BULK SAVES £££
Make significant savings when buying in 5 litre quantities instead of 50 x 100ml bottles.
All prices are inclusive of VAT and delivery. For orders of more than 4 items, please contact us for discount.
Buying the right sanitiser to protect your customers and workforce is essential in these present times. We invite any questions relating to this product.
Please feel free to get in touch with our team. We're here to help!
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION APPROVED HAND SANITISER. SUITABLE FOR ALL INDUSTRIES, FROM OFFICES TO CONSTRUCTION SITES & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. BUY IN BULK AND MAKE SAVINGS WHILE PROTECTING YOUR CUSTOMERS & WORKFORCE.
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