Alcohol Hand Sanitiser

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser is a liquid gel designed to disinfect your hands from viruses and other bacteria. No water or soap is required; you simply rub thoroughly onto your hands and allow them to dry. It is around 99% effective at killing all germs and known flu viruses.

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Hand Sanitiser is a liquid gel designed to disinfect your hands from viruses and other bacteria. No water or soap is required; you simply rub thoroughly onto your hands and allow them to dry. It is around 99% effective at killing all germs and known flu viruses.

Why aren’t you giving this equipment to the NHS?

We are working with the NHS in order to supply them with the PPE equipment they need. We have been able to obtain large stocks of PPE, such as face masks, medical gowns and hand sanitiser. The vast majority of our stock has been earmarked for the NHS, where it will go to healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus patients.

However, we also recognise that other key workers, such as delivery drivers, care workers and supermarket staff also require items of PPE in order to safely do their jobs. In response to this, we have made a limited amount of our PPE stock available for sale to the general public. Our intention is to supply high-quality, certified PPE to key workers who may otherwise struggle to get hold of it.

If you would like more information about this, please get in touch.

 

Alcohol Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser is a liquid gel designed to disinfect your hands from viruses and other bacteria. No water or soap is required; you simply rub thoroughly onto your hands and allow them to dry. It is around 99% effective at killing all germs and known flu viruses.

Hand sanitiser is effective at killing coronavirus. However, it is not a substitute for thorough and consistent hand-washing. You must ensure you wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your mouth, nose and face with unwashed hands.

How hand sanitiser works

Alcohol kills germs and viruses by breaking down their cell walls, rendering them ineffective. Most hand sanitisers use isopropyl or ethyl alcohol. Ethanol is an effective virus killer, while isopropyl is more effective against bacteria.

Ethanol kills viruses by breaking down the envelope protein that surrounds the virus. This is how it kills coronavirus. This protein is critical to the survival of the virus; without it, the virus cannot replicate and spread.

In order to remain effective against viruses and bacteria, hand sanitiser must contain between 60 - 95% alcohol, and should be applied for between 25 to 30 seconds.

Before you use hand sanitiser

Washing your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds remains the most effective defence against coronavirus. Hand sanitiser can be effective in preventing coronavirus when soap and water are unavailable, but soap and water are preferable to using hand sanitiser where possible.

Hand sanitiser is unlikely to be as effective when hands are visibly dirty, oily or greasy. In such situations it is recommended to wash your hands with soap and warm water instead of using hand sanitiser.

Do not swallow hand sanitiser. Alcohol based hand sanitisers are safe to use as directed, but swallowing them could cause alcohol poisoning. If you or a child has swallowed hand sanitiser, consult your doctor or nearest poison centre immediately.

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