Welcome to CIS:

Shopping Cart

0
£0.00 Basket

CIS Safety - Latest News

Items 1 to 10 of 75 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. ...
  7. 8
  • How can we help over the next few months?

    CIS survey

     

    How can we help you over the next few months?

    Here at CIS we are very aware of the huge challenges many businesses are facing. We'd like to help and so we have created this short survey to find out if there are ways we can support you in the coming months. The survey takes around one minute to fill out.

     

    Click here to take our survey

     

     

    As always our team are on hand to help with any enquiries and offer advice on everything from social distancing signage to ensuring your workplace is safe, clean and hygienic.

    Please contact our sales team on 01726 74264 or at sales@cisafety.com for advice relating to your specific needs.

  • Keeping social distancing screens clean

    easyshine_2
    A relatively new feature of many workplaces are social distancing screens. Whether used at to protect checkout workers and retail staff and customers or to separate colleagues in offices, their use is now widespread.
    As the purpose of these screens is to prevent the spread of virus as well as enabling people to see each other clearly, it’s important to keep these screens clean, hygienic and smear free. Here are some tips and products to help make that easier.

    What kind of screens?
    There are a wide variety of screens available, including hanging and freestanding screens as well as desktop dividers and portable, foldable screens which can be moved and stored easily. Some are transparent, some are frosted or fully opaque.
    The key requirement for social distancing screens however is that they can be effectively cleaned at least once a day and designed with no hard to clean areas, but smooth surfaces and joins.
    Perspex and acrylic screens are popular options. Glass screens are also used in some cases.
    Cleaning equipment and tips
    For Perspex and acrylic screens, it is important to use the right products. Cleaning wipes or solutions with at least 70% alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol, or other acrylic approved disinfectants are advisable.

    ALCOHOL SURFACE SANITIZING WIPES, BLUE 150 WIPE TUB, £9.99 ALCOHOL SURFACE SANITIZING WIPES, BLUE 150 WIPE TUB, £9.99

     

    These wipes are effective against bacteria and viruses and designed so they won’t scratch surfaces.
    You can also use appropriate disinfectants and solutions in sprays with microfibre cloths which are good for high shine, scratchable surfaces.

     

    MICROFIBRE CLOTHS, 40CM SQ RED, £8.32 MICROFIBRE CLOTHS, 40CM SQ RED, £8.32

     

    AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML X 3, £8.95 AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML X 3, £8.95

    AX Ultra is a proven virucidal/bactericidal disinfectant which is safe to use on all touch surfaces that are washable. It offers virucidal activity against all enveloped viruses including Coronavirus, Influenza and HIV and is certified to BSEN 1276 and BSEN 14476. Chlorine free.

    Due to a shortage of trigger heads these are sold only in 3's, you will get three bottles and one trigger spray head.

    Using well designed cleaning equipment, which incorporates microfiber cloths and well designed handles can also save your staff a huge amount of time and make it much easier to keep screens clean.
    Our Vikan Easyshine Kit comes with a Flexible Mop Frame which is ideal for cleaning high gloss surfaces such as social distancing screens, and is designed to make it faster and easier to clean curved surfaces.

    EASYSHINE MICROFIBRE KIT WITH FLEXIBLE MOP FRAME, GREY, £67.36 EASYSHINE MICROFIBRE KIT WITH FLEXIBLE MOP FRAME, GREY, £67.36

     

    If in doubt, our team are on hand to offer advice on the best cleaning products to make it as easy as possible to keep your workplace hygienic and safe at this time.
    Please contact our sales team on 01726 74264 or at sales@cisafety.com for advice relating to your specific needs.

  • How to keep your cleaning materials hygienic

    Low Section Of Male Janitor Cleaning Floor With Caution Wet Floo   It’s more important than ever to maintain excellent hygiene standards in all areas, and a key part of this is ensuring that cleaning tools and equipment are hygienic. In this guide we set out the key steps and share some helpful resources to help you do this.

    STEP 1: Ensure you have the right equipment

    If you have not already carried out a full review and risk assessment around cleaning in your business, now is the time to do that. Look at all the hazards that could potentially arise if your premises and equipment is not cleaned thoroughly and note them down. This will then help you to take the next step of writing down clear cleaning procedures, including which cleaning tasks need to be carried out and how frequently. Look at this list alongside your current equipment and supplies and you can then assess if you have all the equipment and cleaning supplies that you need. When checking equipment, consider the design, age and state of repair of the equipment. For example, brushes or buckets with scratches or grooves in the design can collect grime and bacteria. Some equipment, such as the Vikan hygiene tools we stock, are specifically designed to have smooth contours and detachable elements which make them easy to keep clean.

    VIKAN LARGE 20L HYGIENE BUCKET C/W HANDLE, £26.07 VIKAN LARGE 20L HYGIENE BUCKET C/W HANDLE, £26.07

    Click here to see our range of Vikan hygiene equipment

    STEP 2: Colour code items used in specific areas

    Different cleaning routines should be established for different areas of your premises. In particular, different procedures and equipment should be used for food contact and non-food contact areas. To avoid cross-contamination of areas, such as toilet areas and main entrances or food preparation areas,  must be easily identifiable and kept separate from those used in different areas. Color coding is often a simple solution but don’t use stickers which can come off or attract dirt as they disintegrate, it’s best to use cleaning tools which are colour coded. You can see a variety of differently colour coded hygiene equipment including sponges and scourers, brushes, mops and tubs in our brochure of hygiene tools and equipment. Failing that, you can also use labelling and tagging systems which can help to ensure the right cleaning tools are used in the right areas. Please call us on 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com for more details.

    STEP 3:  Put clear written cleaning procedures in place -- including the decontamination and storage of cleaning tools.

    Having done the preparatory work, the next step is to set out clear written cleaning procedures and train staff accordingly. Training should happen at induction and be regularly reviewed. A key part of the cleaning procedures for each area of your premises should include cleaning and storing the tools used. The procedures need to be carefully considered but should include the following:

    • Clean and store the equipment correctly after every use ensuring it is thoroughly clean, sanitized and dry and ready for the next use.
    • Dispose of cleaning products that may have been contaminated.
    • Remove visible dirt and debris and pre-rinse
    • Wash the item using the detergent or product at the temperature recommended by the manufacturer for cleaning the item. The rinse clean again.
    • Check and sanitize. Make sure the item is well cleaned and sanitize using disinfectant or sanitizer where appropriate.
    • Dry and store in the correct place, in the correct way. Ideally, for example, brushes should be hung on hooks or stored in a way where they are not kept on the floor or in disarray. We do have storage solutions for hygiene tools and equipment available. Please contact our sales team on 01726 74264 or at sales@cisafety.com for more information.
    • Record that the item has been cleaned, checked and stored appropriately.

    STEP 4: Have scheduled times and records for cleaning processes

    Set out how frequently certain tasks need to be completed and how often items should be replaced. Cleaning cloths and sponges for example, should be replaced regularly. It may be that a brush used in a general area where there is no food preparation is cleaned and checked once a month. Write out the procedures but also ensure that reasonable records are kept by staff of who cleaned which items and who was responsible for doing so. There are many variations on the best processes for different businesses and a very helpful guide can be found from Vikan. Vikan cleaning tool maintenance guide Click here to view and download Vikan’s guide to cleaning tool maintenance   We can also offer helpful advice on products and systems which will make the task of keeping your cleaning equipment hygienic easier and faster. Please contact our sales team on 01726 74264 or at sales@cisafety.com for advice relating to your specific needs.

  • Updating your First Aid kit and procedures

    First aid kit for the workplace

    With the current COVID-19 pandemic, guidance on First Aid procedures has changed. In this guide we will set out what changes need to be made to your current First Aid equipment and outline the procedures and training that First Aid responders in your workplace need to be aware of.

    Updating your First Aid kit

    Current HSE guidance states that first aiders should wear additional PPE when carrying out first aid. Guidance states that when giving first aid to someone, you should use the following equipment if available:

     

    • a fluid-repellent surgical mask

     

    3 ply surgical mask, £0.98

    3 PLY SURGICAL MASKS, BLUE, £0.98 each 3 PLY SURGICAL MASKS, BLUE, £0.98 each

    These masks are disposable and fluid resistant and made to a high standard. Please note, priced singly, but sold in boxes of 50.

    Please note that there are discounts available on masks when ordering larger quantities when bought in boxes of 100 / cases of 1000. For more information, call us on 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com

    • disposable gloves

    Powder free nitrile gloves, £0.88

    Powder free nitrile gloves, £0.88 Powder free nitrile gloves, £0.88

    These are useful for any first aid situation. Beaded cuff, ambidextrous disposable gloves with high tensile strength and optimum sensitivity.

    Please note that there are discounts available on these gloves when ordering larger quantities. For more information, call us on 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com

    Click here to see more of our disposable gloves

    • eye protection

    XCEL lightweight safety spectacles, £3.06

    XCEL lightweight safety spectacles, £3.06 XCEL lightweight safety spectacles, £3.06

    These safety spectacles are close fitting and suitable for men or women.

    Click here for our full range of eye protection

    • apron or other suitable covering

    Disposable poly aprons (roll of 200) £6.26

    DISPOSABLE POLY APRON ON ROLL, 27" X 46" BLUE, 1 ROLL OF 200, £6.26 DISPOSABLE POLY APRON ON ROLL, 27" X 46" BLUE, 1 ROLL OF 200, £6.26

    Our range of light duty polythene aprons are packed perforated on rolls, each individually wrapped in a polybag to ensure they are clean and safe for use in first aid situations.

     

    Other items to consider:

    Rebreath pocket mask, £14.12

    Rebreath pocket mask, £14.12 Rebreath pocket mask, £14.12

     

    This pocket mask not only helps to prevent cross infection, it comes with a valve which allows the first aid responder to deliver the right amount of air with control and accuracy

    Non contact thermometer, £79.79

     

    Non contact thermometer, £79.79 Non contact thermometer, £79.79

    This thermometer can detect a fever from up to 5cm away from the forehead, allowing for hygienic and non invasive testing to establish if someone has one of the key COVID-19 symptoms of a high fever.

    MEDIANA HEARTON A15 ADULT/PAEDIATRIC AED DEFIBRILLATOR, £999.00

    MEDIANA HEARTON A15 ADULT/PAEDIATRIC AED DEFIBRILLATOR, £999.00 MEDIANA HEARTON A15 ADULT/PAEDIATRIC AED DEFIBRILLATOR, £999.00

     

    This automated External Defibrillator (AED) device comes with dual pads for adult and paediatric use. This durable unit is built to take the demands of professional use but is priced for the workplace, office or school. Operation is designed to be simple and fast, simply open the cover and select adult or paediatric and the voice commands will guide you through the rest of the actions with visual indicators to clarify next step. Pads are always connected and ready to use.

     

    First aid procedures and training

    Official advice is for all employers to review their first aid procedures and training requirements given the current coronavirus pandemic and to discuss this with your first raiders.

     

    Click here to see a full guide from the HSE here.

     

    Initial assessment: Keep your distance

    Guidance is that first aiders should try to assist  at a safe distance and minimise the time where they share a breathing zone with the person who is sick or injured. If the person being helped is capable, they can be given verbal instructions to do things to help their situation, but treating the casualty properly is the first concern.

    Follow the 3P model – preserve life, prevent worsening, promote recovery.

     

    CPR

    One of the key changes is the new guidance on giving mouth to mouth resuscitation and CPR. It’s essential that all First Aid officers in your company are trained and aware of these changes. Guidance is to follow the procedure set out in this guide by the Resuscitation Council UK:

    https://www.resus.org.uk/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-general-public/resuscitation-council-uk-statement-covid-19

     

    Here is a summary:

    Preserve life: CPR

    • Call 999 immediately – tell the call handler if the patient has any COVID-19 symptoms
    • Ask for help. If a portable defibrillator is available, ask for it
    • Before starting CPR, to minimise transmission risk, use a cloth or towel to cover the patient’s mouth and nose, while still permitting breathing to restart following successful resuscitation
    • If available, use:
      • a fluid-repellent surgical mask
      • disposable gloves
      • eye protection
      • apron or other suitable covering
    • Only deliver CPR by chest compressions and use a defibrillator (if available) – don’t do rescue breaths

    After delivering any first aid

    • Ensure you safely discard disposable items and clean reusable ones thoroughly.
    • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser as soon as possible.

    First aid qualifications

    If because of coronavirus your first aider cannot complete training for their First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification within the usual timeframe, training can restart at a later date as long as:

    • a full recap of training delivered before the interruption is done before moving onto undelivered modules
    • the awarding body is satisfied that you can show:
      • a full understanding of all aspects of the course content
      • the knowledge required and competencies at the end of the training.

    FAW or EFAW certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can remain valid until 31 October 2020 or 6 months from date of expiry, whichever is later. All requalification training for these certificates should be completed by 31 March 2021

    If you would like more advice or guidance on First Aid equipment for your workplace, our team are experienced and happy to help. Please call us on 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com

  • Steam cleaning can help you protect against coronavirus

    Steam Close-up. Steam Carpet Cleaning On Blue Background. Home C

     

    Steam cleaners are very effective at cleaning surfaces as steam is able to get into crevices and small areas that may not be accessible to normal cleaning methods. The steam loosens dirt and grease so it can be wiped away easily. Steam cleaners are also particularly useful for cleaning furniture and upholstery which cannot be sprayed with normal disinfectants.

     

    Although our knowledge of the COVID-19 virus is still developing, experts do believe steam cleaners are effective in killing the virus.

     

    Heat at temperatures over 77 ℃ is known to kill most bacteria and viruses, and the temperature of steam is much higher than that.

     

    Current NHS advice on cleaning curtains, furniture and mattresses is to use a steam cleaner. However, steam cleaners can also be used on a variety of  surfaces, including sealed hardwood floors, carpets, kitchen units and tiled areas.

    You can find out more about the effectiveness of steam cleaning in healthcare settings here.

     

     

    Steam cleaners are particularly good for cleaning food preparation areas, as once used, it is safe to use the cleaned area again immediately. They are also very good for public areas such as shops, counters, restaurants and schools as they offer chemical and alcohol free cleaning. This offers both economic and environmental benefits  due to reduction in chemicals and consumables used.

     

    In addition, most models can be used with detergent if required, which will further assist in protecting against the spread of coronavirus.

     

    Which steam cleaner to choose?

    It is well worth investing in durable products that will perform for many years, as opposed to

    many cheap products that will perform poorly and need regular replacement.

    We’ve selected a few options for our customers. In addition, it is also possible to have bespoke machines designed and built for large food production areas, including special machines for conveyor belt cleaning.

    For more information about these machines and other options, contact our team here at CIS Safety. Call 01726 742642 or email sales@cisafety.com

     

     

    The Robby Steam and Vac machine

    Osprey S&V Pro new trolley R

     

    This steam cleaner is a dry vacuum cleaner and a wet vacuum cleaner in one.  It has a water filtration system so there is no need for a vacuum dust bag. As well as helping to kill viruses and bacteria, superheated dry steam eliminates dust mites, smells and removes allergens. It’s a versatile unit for many different environments and is easy to manoeuvre thanks to the new trolley which is supplied as standard

     

    It’s suitable for cleaning hard surfaces and also for removing spots and stains from carpets and soft furnishings. The vacuum ensures surfaces are left touch dry and ready for use.

     

    Click here for full details 

     

    The Steamcare Compact 

     

    Osprey

     

    The SteamCare Compact is a powerful and robust steam cleaner.

    It comes in a sleek, solid stainless steel body, with simple controls and carefully selected tools and accessories. This steam cleaner has been designed and manufactured for a multitude of cleaning tasks within a hospitality or healthcare environment.

    It is a relatively lightweight machine for its compact size, weighing less than 10kg, so it can easily be carried from task to task.

    When used in conjunction with its trolley, the machine is highly manoeuvrable. It’s also a versatile machine which comes with extension tubes and floor tool with microfibre cloth  so that as well as cleaning hard to reach areas, it can also be used for steam mopping walls and floors.

    Click here for full details 

    For more options and advice about steam cleaners, call our team who can help you find the best option to suit your needs. Call 01726 742642 or email sales@cisafety.com

  • Using hand sanitizer frequently? A guide to keeping your hands healthy & avoiding skin problems

    pexels-infinity-shutter-4021563

     

    Since the onset of COVID-19 we have all had to increase our use of hand sanitiser and frequency of hand washing.  Over a long period this can cause skin problems on the hands for some people, particularly for those whose jobs involve very frequent use of hand cleaning products.

    In this guide we will outline procedures and products, such as different kinds of gloves to keep hands healthy while maintaining high hygiene standards.

    The frequent use of alcohol based hand sanitizers can result in dry, cracked skin on your hands. Not only is this painful and distressing, but ironically, it also causes further hygiene problems and makes it difficult when there is a need to wash your hands frequently. Some hand sanitizers and soaps can strip the natural oils of the skin and this, along with frequent use of hand dryers causes it to dry out.

    Focussing on preventing skin conditions like dermatitis and dry or chapped skin is the best option as prevention is better than cure!

    Choose moisturizing soap and wash hands rather than using hand sanitizer where possible

    Hand washing is more effective than hand sanitizer at reducing spread of coronavirus. In addition, if you dry your hands well and use the right products, it is generally less drying for the skin.

     

    HANDSAFE ANTIBACTERIAL FOOD SAFE SKIN CLEANSER 5L, £7.97 HANDSAFE ANTIBACTERIAL FOOD SAFE SKIN CLEANSER 5L, £7.97

     

    This rich deep cleansing lather contains Triclosan for proven antibacterial action. It is suitable for all industries where a mild yet effective soap is frequently required. It is free from solvents, harsh chemicals, perfumes and dyes and helps prevent skin infections.

     

    When using hand sanitizer choose moisturizing brands.

    It’s not always possible to wash hands when needed, for example before or after touching an area which a lot of people will also be touching. Choosing good quality hand sanitizer such as our Covsan brand can help.

     

    ALCOHOL SANITISING GEL, 500ML TOP BOTTLE, £9.99 ALCOHOL SANITISING GEL, 500ML TOP BOTTLE, £9.99

     

    This Covsan hygienic hand sanitiser gel disinfects hands but also feels great to use. It’s 70% alcohol formulation is suitable for frequent use and it contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Specially formulated with moisturisers for a soft feeling and protection of the skin.

     

    Double check you are washing your hands properly

    We all know the rule you must sing 'Happy birthday' twice to have washed your hands thoroughly, but making sure you wash your hands in the right way can help to reduce skin irritation too.

     

    Here are the basic rules of handwashing

     

    Put the soap on first: Many people wet hands before dispensing a dose of soap into a cupped hand, however for heavily soiled hands  it’s best to apply soap directly to the skin first.

    Rub your hands as follows: 

    • Rub palm to palm; 
    • Palm over back of hand
    • Fingers interlaced,
    • Palm to palm,
    • Fingers interlaced,
    • Curl fingers together
    • Palm to palm,
    • Rub your thumb in small circles over each palm;
    • Rub four fingers, close together over each palm in small circles.
    • Don’t forget to wash your fingertips, it’s the bit most people miss and perhaps the most important part of your hands to clean to help avoid spread of viruses and bugs.

     

    • Rinse and dry thoroughly: Drying your hands thoroughly will help to avoid chapping. Use a clean towel. Use the towel to turn the tap off before you throw it away.

     

    Click here for a poster from Public Health England which can be printed and used to remind staff of how to wash hands thoroughly.

     

    Use barrier creams

    The skin’s natural barrier is a mixture of proteins, lipids and oils. This natural barrier can be weakened by frequent washing, so applying a barrier cream straight after washing hands is a good habit to get into and it’s more effective if you do this before you start to get any skin problems.

    You’ll need to apply the barrier cream five or six times a day for this to be effective -- once a day just won’t be enough.

    When it comes to choosing the cream, seek out creams with emollients and humectants in them, and if in doubt, it is a good idea to ask a pharmacist for their recommendation. If your hands are sore or dry, petroleum jelly is often a reliable option.

     

    CARE4 AFTER WORK LOTION CREAM, 300ML PUMP, £1.79 CARE4 AFTER WORK LOTION CREAM, 300ML PUMP, £1.79

     

    Care 4 is a high quality replenishing cream, which reconditions the skin during and at the end of the working day. Suitable for use on all skin types as an after- work cream to re-balance natural oils within the skin during working activities. Ideal for engineers and fitters, production operatives, warehouse staff or people working in maintenance, healthcare or office environments.

     

    Click here for our full range of hand care and cleansing products

     

    Using gloves

    If hands are already sore, or you want to avoid skin irritation, using gloves is another option. However, official advice from the Government and WHO is that for most workers and members of the public, using gloves can actually do more harm than good. If you touch an infected surface for example, then touch your face, you can catch COVD-19. You may be less likely to effectively rinse and dry gloved hands or to dispose of gloves as frequently as you can simply wash or sanitize bare hands.

    It is also important to understand how to take gloves off properly to avoid contaminating your hands with anything that is on the surface of your gloves.

     

    How to safely remove gloves:

    Take hold of the outside of one glove at the wrist and peel it away from the hand, pulling it inside out.

    Peel off the second glove by putting your fingers inside the glove at the top of your wrist and pull it inside out without touching the outside.

    Click here for a poster demonstrating how to remove gloves safely.

     

    Which gloves?

    For those who need lightweight gloves for more dexterous tasks, it’s important to choose thinner, more flexible fabrics which still offer good protection.

    DISPOSABLE P/F VINYL GLOVES BLUE, £6.50 DISPOSABLE P/F VINYL GLOVES BLUE, £6.50

     

    These disposable gloves are made of high quality blue PVC plastisol, and are designed to offer sensitivity and improved feel. They offer a dependable and economical latex free alternative. They have a smooth finish and a beaded cuff for added strength.

     

    FINITE DISPOSABLE POWDER FREE BLUE NITRILE GLOVES, FOOD SAFE, £15.98 FINITE DISPOSABLE POWDER FREE BLUE NITRILE GLOVES, FOOD SAFE, £15.98

     

    If you are working in a food environment our disposable blue nitrile gloves are perfect for all hygiene tasks. These food safe gloves are easy to don and perform in all situations. They have a high tear and puncture resistance whilst the micro-textured finish improves grip and feel. AQL 1.5, latex-free, non-sterile and ambidextrous.

    Click here for our full range of disposable gloves

     

    If you’d like to know more about what suits you or your company, our team would be happy to talk you through the safety guidance and to let you know the latest products which might best suit your needs.

    Contact us on 01726 742642 or email sales@cisafety.com

  • Are you storing sanitizers and disinfectant safely?

    several cleaning products everybody uses daily or weekly Are you storing sanitizers and disinfectant safely?

    Many businesses now find themselves having to store larger quantities of hand sanitizer, cleaning fluids, soaps and disinfectants as a result of the safety measures brought in to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

    This presents challenges. How  can you ensure that you are storing flammable or toxic substances safely. Also, how are you disposing of these substances, as many should not directly enter the watercourse.

    This guide gives a short and simple outline of the key measures you need to take to ensure you are meeting regulations and safety guidance when storing and disposing of cleaning materials.

    Hand sanitizer

    An important thing to remember, especially during the summer is that hand sanitizers must be stored, ideally, in a cool place well away from any fire or sparks. It is important that the containers are tightly sealed. The first reason for this is that they can be flammable. The second reason is that some experts say the alcohol content of some hand sanitizers can evaporate at higher temperatures, rendering it less effective at banishing coronavirus.

    The National Fire Chiefs Council is keen to debunk the myth that storing your hand sanitizer in a car can cause a fire, as hand sanitizer would need to be in contact with a spark to catch fire. They also point out that if the container is sealed (i.e. you have closed the lid properly) the alcohol will not evaporate. The NFCC do advise however that hand sanitizer should be stored in a glove compartment or another place out of direct sunlight. See the full guidance here: https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/News/debunking-the-myth-hand-sanitiser-in-cars-do-not-pose-a-fire-risk-

    Hand sanitizer should also be kept in a place where children under the age of six cannot access it without supervision. The reason for this is that it is particularly toxic to young children if they drink it. You can see full guidance from the FDA here, along with advice about hand sanitizers they have recently found to contain harmful levels of methanol.

    https://www.fda.gov/drugs/information-drug-class/qa-consumers-hand-sanitizers-and-covid-19

    Ordering hand sanitizer from a professional supplier such as CIS Safety can help you to ensure that the products you are buying are safe.

    For larger quantities of hand sanitizer, you may wish to store the containers in a storage unit designed to keep flammable materials safe.

    Disinfectants and cleaning materials

    Disinfectants are classified as hazardous substances. Although disinfectants used in the food and drink industries are especially selected so that potential residues left on surfaces etc do not taint the food or are harmful to the consumer, many affect the skin, eyes or respiratory system and can be harmful if ingested in sufficient quantity.

    The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) requires employers to prevent or control exposure to hazardous substances. Where exposure cannot be prevented, employers are required to assess the risk to health, and provide adequate control measures when using hazardous chemicals.

    The assessment should include a list of all chemicals used, their hazards and measures provided to control operator exposure: this includes safe storage. You can find more guidance on Control of Substances Hazardous to  Health including COVID-19 updates here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/

    Storage

    Clearly marked storage cabinets which are designed to house hazardous chemicals should be used for disinfectants. It is also important  that care is taken when storing different cleaning fluids together as the potential for chemical reaction should be considered when more than a single disinfectant is used. Incompatible chemicals should be stored separately. You can find detailed guidance on using disinfectants safely in your business here:

    https://www.hse.gov.uk/food/disinfectants.htm

    You can find guidance on using disinfectants to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission in general businesses outside healthcare settings here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings

    We have a range of storage options which are suitable for both flammable and hazardous substances.

    SAFESTOR MOBILE CABINET, 900X465X810MM, 35L SUMP, £327.50 SAFESTOR MOBILE CABINET, 900X465X810MM, 35L SUMP, £327.50

    This medium-duty hazardous substance cabinet complies with all Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations. The Safestor is purpose-built for the indoor safe storage of flammables and chemicals. This range of cabinets features a liquid-tight sump to contain spillages, as well as galvanized shelves for maximum durability.

    You can see our full range of storage cabinets for hazardous or flammable materials here:

    https://cisafety.com/workplace-safety/hazardous-secure-storage-cabinets-and-chests.html

    Disposing of hand sanitizers and disinfectant Disinfectant, even when diluted should not be poured into drains or outlets where it will directly enter local streams or rivers.

    As hand sanitizers used to combat COVID-19 also contain over 60% alcohol, and are flammable when in contact with naked flames, bottles which are partially full should also be treated as hazardous waste.

    The best way of disposing of hand sanitizers is to use all the sanitizer in the bottle, then rinse and recycle the bottle where possible, consulting guidance from your local recycling service. It is of course, harder if you have surplus, out of date supplies or cleaning waste which contains disinfectant.

    As a business, any waste produced will be commercial and you have a duty of care to dispose of any hazardous waste safely.

    According to advice from the Environment Agency, waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. This naturally includes many disinfectants.

    • You will need to identify waste that is hazardous
    • You will need to separate and store that waste safely, labelling it and avoiding mixing different types of hazardous waste.

    We have a range of tanks and indoor storage solutions, please contact us for more information at sales@cisafety.com or  call 01726 74264.

    • You will then need to use an authorized business to dispose of that waste safely.

    Click here to find out if your local council provides a waste disposal service:

    https://www.gov.uk/hazardous-waste-disposal

    Click here to find out if a local waste management company is on the Environment Agency’s register: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

    Finally you will need to fill out a consignment note which includes details of the waste you have disposed of and records must be kept for three years.

    Click here to download the consignment note and see guidance on how to fill it in: https://www.gov.uk/dispose-hazardous-waste/consignment-notes

    See the full government guidance on disposing of hazardous waste here:

    https://www.gov.uk/dispose-hazardous-waste/producers-and-holders

    Increased use of hand sanitizers and disinfectants is something that we can help you with.

    Our team have a good deal of experience in supporting businesses in this area and can help you to find the best storage solutions to meet regulations and business needs.

    Please feel free to call our team on 01726 74264 or email us at sales@cisafety.com and our team will be happy to offer guidance and advice.

  • A guide to managing PPE stock for coronavirus this winter

    Coronavirus Prevention Equipment, N95 Mask, Hand Sanitizer, Sani

     

    With warnings about the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus coming this winter, here is a brief guide about which items to order and how to place your order at the right time.

     

    STEP ONE: YOUR SHOPPING LIST

    As a business your first step should be to assess what type of PPE you are actually going to need and in what circumstances.

     

    Now that there has been time since the onset of coronavirus, the government say there is enough PPE to go around. However, it is a vital resource and current guidance is that it must be used only where there is a clinical need to do so.

     

    In most businesses, however, cleaners in particular may need PPE.

     

    Beyond these roles, the current clinical evidence says there is not a widespread benefit from wearing PPE, although of course wearing face masks is now mandatory in shops and can prevent the spread of COVID-19.

     

    What will your business need?

     

    PPE for cleaning staff

     

    PPE will be needed for cleaning staff in the event that someone on the premises is found to have had symptoms of COVID-19.  In this situation The minimum PPE to be worn for cleaning an area after the person believe to have had COVID-19 has left the setting possible are:

    • Disposable gloves
    DISPOSABLE P/F VINYL GLOVES BLUE, £6.99 DISPOSABLE P/F VINYL GLOVES BLUE, £6.99

     

    • An apron
    DISPOSABLE POLY APRON ON ROLL, 27" X 46" BLUE, 1 ROLL OF 200, £13.99 DISPOSABLE POLY APRON ON ROLL, 27" X 46" BLUE, 1 ROLL OF 200, £13.99

     

    If a risk assessment of the setting indicates that a higher level of virus may be present (for example, where someone unwell has spent the night, on shift, for example) then additional PPE to protect the cleaner’s eyes, mouth and nose may be necessary. The local Public Health England (PHE) Health Protection Team can advise on this.

     

    In this instance you may need:

     

    • Goggles

     

    GONDOR SAFETY GOGGLES, CLEAR AF/AS/PC/UV £7.00 GONDOR SAFETY GOGGLES, CLEAR AF/AS/PC/UV £7.00
    • Face mask
    3 PLY SURGICAL MASKS, BLUE, £0.98 each 3 PLY SURGICAL MASKS, BLUE, £0.98 each

     

    Cleaning staff will also need disposable cloths or wipes.

    Click here to see our range of wipes

    Click here for sanitisers

    Click here for full guidance on cleaning outside of healthcare settings.

     

    For other staff the following items will be required.

     

    • Face masks

     

    Customer-facing staff will need a good supply of face masks, although these do not need to be surgical grade masks. Most important is that they are comfortable and fit well.

    WASHABLE ANTI-BACTERIAL FACE MASK, NAVY, £2.99 WASHABLE ANTI-BACTERIAL FACE MASK, NAVY, £2.99

     

    Hand sanitizer and soap for frequent hand washing is also important for safety for all staff and visitors.

    ALCOHOL SANITISING GEL, 236ML FLIP TOP BOTTLE, £5.95 ALCOHOL SANITISING GEL, 236ML FLIP TOP BOTTLE, £5.95

     

    HANDSAFE ANTIBACTERIAL FOOD SAFE SKIN CLEANSER 5L, £7.97 HANDSAFE ANTIBACTERIAL FOOD SAFE SKIN CLEANSER 5L, £7.97

    HANDSAFE ANTIBACTERIAL FOOD SAFE SKIN CLEANSER 5L, £7.97

     

    STEP 2: YOUR ORDERING PROCESS

     

    Although there has been time for manufacturers to replenish stock levels of key items such as hand sanitizer and face masks, we are still experiencing frequent instances of popular items going out of stock.

     

    This is likely to happen particularly should news of an increase in cases be announced, or, for example, new guidance such as the recent regulation about face masks in shops.

     

    As a result it is important to plan in advance as much as possible when ordering the items which are essential to keep you, your staff and your customers safe from coronavirus.

     

    We support the emergency services in all they are doing, but we recognise that these shortages will impact on every business. We are therefore working constantly to source new products or alternative materials, to forward-buy and to look at supply chain efficiencies to help keep any increases to a minimum.

     

    Our advice to you when ordering is to make the following adjustments to your procedures:

     

    • Take an inventory of essential PPE and coronavirus safety supplies and appoint a staff member to do regular stock checks.
    • When ordering, do not simply place an online order or send an email, request confirmation of stock availability and expected delivery dates (by email sales@cisafety.com or phone 01726 74264) when ordering.
    • Don’t over-order stock (this contributes to supply problems) but do allow plenty of time for delays -- for example it could be a good idea to consider ordering your autumn / winter supplies now.
    • Contact us as soon as possible, to discuss alternative options should you be concerned about supplies running low.

     

    Please do keep sending your orders, queries, concerns even your worries – this is an extremely difficult time for many and we would like you to know that if you just want to talk you can talk to us. Even if the end is still some way off we have come so far – don’t give up now!

     

    We’re here to help any way we can!

    Tel: 01726 74264

    Email: sales@cisafety.com

  • Face masks: which to choose for your workplace  

     

    Portrait attractive asian waitress wear face mask and face shiel

     

    New rules come into place from 24th July on face masks when it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England.

    In this guide find out which face coverings are needed for different purposes and the latest advice on how and when to order new stock.

     

    Under the Public Health Act 1984 it is already mandatory to wear face coverings  on forms of public transport including buses, coaches, trams, ferries, aircraft and trains.

    From Friday 24th July, anyone who goes into shops or supermarkets, including food takeaway shops, without a face covering could face a fine of up to £100.

     

    As we’ve seen throughout the year, ordering the right kind of items at the right time has been essential to ensure everyone’s safety and compliance with the new regulations. So it’s important to know what kind of face covering is needed for what purpose.

     

    Currently we do have stock, but there is high demand so do call us on 01726 74264 or email us at sales@cisafety.com so we can advise you on the right kind of face covering and order what you need in good time.

     

    Face coverings are not the same as masks

    A key point is that face coverings and face masks are not the same and there are many different varieties of face masks and coverings which suit different purposes. The government is keen to emphasise that:  “It is important that people do not use medical grade PPE masks to ensure these remain available for frontline staff.”

     

    For retail staff and staff wishing to stop the general spread of COVID-19 

    In these situations, a face covering does not have to be formally graded as PPE.

    Protective face masks which are comfortable, reusable and which can be ordered in quantities are an ideal solution for many businesses. They work by preventing the wearer from spreading any infection, and use of these masks has been found to be effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus in public places.

     

    We do have some excellent products, including this Protective Face Mask:

    WASHABLE ANTI-BACTERIAL FACE MASK, NAVY, £2.99 WASHABLE ANTI-BACTERIAL FACE MASK, NAVY, £2.99

     

    This mask has some of the key qualities that you need to look for in face masks which are needed to stop the general spread of coronavirus in shops and supermarkets and on public transport.

    • It has an anti-bacterial treatment which lasts for 12 washes which helps to keep the wearer healthy
    • It is soft and comfortable, with an ergonomically designed fit so that it can be worn for longer periods of time.
    • 100% cotton double layer offering good protection from the spread of ‘droplets’ and means that the face mask can be washed at a high temperature.
    • These face masks can be ordered in bulk for staff, please call us for details and the latest stock levels. (Tel: 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com)

     

    For construction or site workers 

    An option which is helpful for workers and visitors to construction sites or factory floors are visor style face coverings which are practical and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

     

    This COVID-19 TEMPORARY FACE SHIELD, ELASTICATED HEADBAND retails from £4.99.

    COVID-19 TEMPORARY FACE SHIELD, ELASTICATED HEADBAND, £4.99 COVID-19 TEMPORARY FACE SHIELD, ELASTICATED HEADBAND, £4.99

     

    For frontline and healthcare workers 

    Those at higher risk may opt for more protective face coverings, such as 3 ply surgical masks, which are designed to be disposable.

    3 PLY SURGICAL MASKS, BLUE, £0.98 each 3 PLY SURGICAL MASKS, BLUE, £0.98 each

    These ear loop surgical masks are priced singly but boxed in 50's. Please contact us for quantity discounts. (Tel: 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com)

    These 3 ply masks are mainly intended for healthcare professionals and are proven to be as effective as an N95 respirator mask in preventing viral infections. The masks work by preventing particles entering the body through the nose or mouth.

    They are lightweight and breathable and designed to fit comfortably.

    At this time it is advisable to call or email us with any orders so we can ensure that stocks are available for you and offer advice on the best products to suit your needs. Please feel free to call our team on 01726 74264 or email us at sales@cisafety.com and we’ll do our utmost to ensure you have the right face coverings for your needs.

  • Back to work guide: Keeping your business clean and safe

    concept of cleaning or disinfecting the office - a businessman c

    In our ongoing guides to get back to work safely, ensuring staff, customers and visitors are protected from COVID-19, this guide sets out key procedures and products to make sure your business premises remain as clean and sanitized as possible.

     

    Step 1: A key part of cleanliness and hygiene is tidiness. 

    Cluttered spaces, or areas which are difficult to get to to clean are naturally the places where germs tend to gather. Most businesses have had to move items such as desks and chairs to ensure that social distancing can take place. Remove any unnecessary items which clutter desktops or floor spaces so that it is easier to clean.

     

    Step 2: Identify key touch points in your business and clean these regularly. 

    Touch points such as door handles, communal kitchen surfaces, taps etc. should be cleaned with disinfectant several times each day, with a clear schedule and allocation of the staff member responsible for the cleaning set out. Ideally there will be a chart where regular cleaning of touch points can be recorded.

    You should also check how to clean equipment such as card payment machines safely, and ensure that the equipment is cleaned frequently.

    It is also helpful to supply hand sanitizer or hand washing facilities near commonly used touch points. Leaving doors open and adding signage to encourage staff to do the same can also be helpful.

     

    Step 3: Encourage hand washing at key times.

    For example, after eating, using the bathroom, or touching a door handle or using a card machine. Use signs and verbal and written guidance to inform and remind staff of these measures and ensure you have hand sanitizer or hand washing facilities in plentiful and convenient locations.

     

    Step 4: Have an end of shift cleaning procedure in place.

    Update your cleaning checklist for the end of each shift, so that desktops, phones, keyboards and other shared equipment or spaces are cleaned with disinfectant. Ensuring cleaning staff use gloves and aprons -- these are the measures which should be employed if someone using a space is reported to have COVD-19 so if cleaning staff are protecting themselves routinely, this will add a layer of safety to your procedures.

    Also ensure rubbish from individuals is placed in a plastic bag which is tied at the top at the end of each day.

     

    Step 5: Know who works where…

    You should have a record of which staff are working and the areas they are working in as a safety measure so that you can employ proper cleaning procedures if a staff member reports COVD-19 symptoms.  But also ensure that you keep a record of which areas cleaning staff come into contact with so you can cross check risk of contamination if a case is reported.

    Click here for full guidance on cleaning procedures if a case of COVID-19 is reported.

    Key products to help you keep your business clean:

     

    Disinfectant spray

    We have a range of disinfectant sprays which have been tested to ensure effectiveness against coronavirus, including this:

     

    AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML X 3, £8.95 AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML X 3, £8.95

    AX Ultra is a proven virucidal/bactericidal disinfectant which is safe to use on all touch surfaces that are washable. Use daily to maintain clean and hygienic conditions.Virucidal activity against all enveloped viruses including Coronavirus, Influenza and HIV. Certified to BSEN 1276 and BSEN 14476. Chlorine free. * Due to a shortage of trigger heads these are sold only in 3's, you will get three bottles and one trigger spray head *

    Click here to see more disinfectant sprays and sanitizers

     

    Disinfectant wipes

    These can be helpful for surfaces and electronic items such as keyboards or phones. We have several options, but as with all our products, do contact our sales team who can advice when stock is available and help you identify the best products for your needs.

     

     

    ALCOHOL SURFACE SANITIZING WIPES, BLUE 150 WIPE TUB, £9.99 ALCOHOL SURFACE SANITIZING WIPES, BLUE 150 WIPE TUB, £9.99

     

    ALCOHOL SURFACE SANITIZING WIPES, BLUE 150 WIPE TUB, £9.99

    Re-sealable package with 200 moist wipes that are good for all occasions.

     

    Click here to see more disinfectant wipes

    Alcohol gel

    Alcohol gel is helpful for ensuring hands are clean, particularly at key touch points or for workers who are regularly handling items touched by visitors or customers.

    ALCOHOL SANITISING GEL, 500ML TOP BOTTLE, £9.99 ALCOHOL SANITISING GEL, 500ML TOP BOTTLE, £9.99

    Hygienic hand sanitiser gel for hand disinfecting that also feels great to use. - 70% formulation suitable for frequent use - contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E - no rinse hand rub - Specially formulated with moisturisers for a soft feeling

     

    Soap and dispensers

    Soap and water is a better option for handwashing when it can be made available.

     

    CIS FOAM SOAP POUCH REFILL, 800ML, £6.83 CIS FOAM SOAP POUCH REFILL, 800ML, £6.83

    This luxury fragranced skin cleanser contains ingredients which deeply moisturise the skin. Suitable for use as a general skin cleanser in most commercial, institutional and industrial administrative applications. A mild and gentle cleanser which helps to protect the skin in the event of frequent hand washing.

     

    There is also this dispenser which goes with it…

     

    POUCH FOAM SOAP DISPENSER, 800ML, £21.74 POUCH FOAM SOAP DISPENSER, 800ML, £21.74

     

    Click here to see soaps and alcohol gel hand sanitizers

    We also offer a wider range of pouches to go into dispensers, as well as ‘touch-free’ or automatic dispensers. Please contact us directly at sales@cisafety.com or call us on 01726 74264 for more information on these products.

    Cleaning equipment designed for enhanced hygiene.

    In addition to disinfectant sprays, concentrates and wipes and hand cleansing products, it is also important to ensure that cleaning equipment including mops, buckets and brushes are kept very clean. We have a range of excellent products, including our Vikan range, which is designed with smooth surfaces and detachable elements to ensure the handles, brushes etc can be kept very clean. They are also designed at a high standard to ensure they last well and offer good value and quality.

     

    Click here to see some of our hygiene tools

     

    If you would like advice or to make an order, do contact our sales team. 

    As you may be aware, stock levels deplete rapidly at the current time and our team can advise when stock is available and help you identify the best products to suit your needs. 

    Please email us at sales@cisafety.com or call us on 01726 74264 for more information.

     

Buyer, Cornwall Glass Group
Shortly after Cornwall Glass was formed some 15 years ago I started dealing with yourselves as a Supplier I don't believe in all those years whatever I have asked for - however obscure! you have never let me down - I'd like to think that we have quite a unique relationship thank you very much
Site Manager, International Minerals company
Special note - Amelia has done a great job this year for our site, quick, efficient, good follow-up and courteous, everything you need at the customer interface.
Purchasing, Food Manufacturer
After our BRC audit we received grade : A . I`m really happy, thank you for you and all the CIS team for your help.
Manager, Food wholesaler

You are amazing!!!!

Technical Manager, Seafood
A very good local company delivering a prompt and informative service. Excellent!
Health & Safety Manager, Waste Cleansing & Drain Clearing co
A company that always performs to the word "quality", helpful with innovations in PPE, guidance and support. A company that is a valuable asset to us as a supplier.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience from our website - More info

Close