Welcome to CIS:

Shopping Cart

0
£0.00 Basket

Simple ways to help your staff avoid coronavirus

human-hand-under-pouring-water

 

As with any situation, clear, helpful and accurate information is always useful. Here we offer some simply guidance to help you minimise risk to your staff and visitors of coronavirus infections, or indeed any other viral infections (including the common cold).

Provide the right hand-washing provisions

In a recent survey (by Initial, November 2019), one in five workers said that their employers failed to provide hand-washing products such as soap or towels.

While it can be argued that the responsibility for clean hands lies with the individual, making it easy and providing good products and educating people about efficient hand hygiene is the first very basic step which every employer should be following.

It is important, however, to ensure you are providing the right products.

These anti-bacterial wipes, for example have been tested and found effective in working against coronavirus.

 

SANISAFE ANTI-VIRAL ANTI-BACTERIAL WIPES, TUB OF 100, £5.40 SANISAFE ANTI-VIRAL ANTI-BACTERIAL WIPES, TUB OF 100, £5.40

 

Soap and water are the most effective way to wash hands, but only if the person dries their hands effectively too.

Hand sanitizers are also effective if soap and water is unavailable, but it is best to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.

Sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in many situations. However,

  • Sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs.
  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

Click here to see our full range of hand-washing products 

Put up information with hand-washing guidance

These are the simple steps advised for effective hand-washing:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. As a general guide, hum   Happy Birthday twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

You can also download free posters from the World Health Organisation here: www.who.int/gpsc/5may/resources/posters/en/

How to use hand sanitizer:

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

 

When to wash your hands:

  • As soon as you get home or into work
  • When you blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • When you eat or handle food
  • Before you touch your eyes, nose and mouth

Ensure surfaces and desks are cleaned regularly
Because it's a new illness, experts are still not certain how Covid-19, the new variation of coronavirus spreads from person to person, but similar viruses spread by cough or sneeze droplets. These droplets fall on people in the vicinity and can be directly inhaled or picked up from a contaminated surface on the hands and transferred when someone touches their face.

Under most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surfaces is likely to have decreased significantly by 24 hours, and even more so by 48 hours.

Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses. Use detergent and water to clean visible dirt and the US Center for Disease Control recommends then using a disinfectant or cleaning product with at least 70% alcohol

Special care should be made to clean areas where someone who has cold and flu like symptoms has been working, and all potentially contaminated high-contact areas such as toilets, door handles and telephones.

We have a range of cleaning and sanitizing products available for workplaces, including ones specially tested against coronavirus such as this disinfectant AX Ultra.

AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML, £2.73 AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML, £2.73


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.

Check your cleaning and safeguarding healthcare policies and send your staff updates
Now is also a good time to look at our policies regarding cleaning, not just of office surfaces, but also PPE equipment and items which will be used and shared by multiple members of staff. Training should include when to use PPE, what PPE is necessary, how to properly don (put on), use, and doff (take off) PPE, and how to properly launder and dispose of PPE.

When it comes to providing PPE, face masks play a very important role in clinical settings, such as hospitals but there’s very little evidence of widespread benefit from their use outside of these clinical settings. Face masks must be worn correctly, changed frequently, removed properly and disposed of safely in order to be effective.

Employers should educate staff and workers performing cleaning, laundry, and trash pick-up activities to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and provide instructions to all staff on what to do if they develop symptoms within 14 days after their last possible exposure to the virus. At a minimum, any staff should immediately notify their employer and call 111 if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

Avoid unnecessary meetings
Many people can phone in or use video conferencing links rather than being physically present for meetings. It’s worth considering this as an option, and it is one which might in the longer term prove a useful way to save your organisation time and expenses.

You can find more advice for employers and businesses here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

Meanwhile if you would like to find out more about which products will suit your needs, or enquire about stock levels on high demand products, please call us on 01726 74264 or email sales@cisafety.com for free advice.

 

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