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Donating a Face Shield to Local Care Homes

With the current medical crisis facing the UK, taking all reasonable precautions to keep everyone safe is more important now than ever before. A wide range of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is now being utilised across a variety of sectors as businesses work to find a way to provide their usual high levels of service without compromising the health and safety of either staff or customers. How Do Face Shields Help? Plastic face shields have provided crucial levels of protection for hospital workers for many years. However, because of the spread of the coronavirus, and in particular the spread within the UK's care homes, the need for plastic face shields is far more widespread than ever before. Offering more effective protection against the coronavirus when compared to face masks, one cough simulation study in 2014 suggested that a shield could reduce a person's viral exposure to a cough expelled less than 18 inches away by 96%. The image below from Business Insider, highlights a number of pros and cons below. Ruobing Su/Business Insider How Did We Help? We contacted local care homes and arranged to donate face shields to them with the help of our amazing customers through a couple of different options: Simply clicking here and donating a face shield (each face shield costs £2.00, the minimum donation is £2.00, the maximum is up to you). We'll arrange for the face shield to be delivered. We'll donate a face shield for every £100 spent on our COVID-19 Safety Signage and Protection Screens. Please Note - To see the full range available click https://www.wfglazingprotection.uk/covid_19_notices Dropping off Face Shields to keyworkers at Church Farm Care. Dropped [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|PPE|Comments Off on Donating a Face Shield to Local Care Homes

Back To Work – Helping To Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

With people who cannot work from home now being “actively encouraged” to return to work by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, taking the required steps to maximise the safety of both staff and customers has taken on paramount importance. Health and Safety at Work If you are planning to re-open your workplace, it is essential that you understand the steps which must be taken to make it Covid-19 secure. All employers already have a number of statutory duties which must be adhered to in order to provide a safe place of work. Alongside these duties, there are also a number of general legal duties of care designed for anyone accessing or using your place of business. To discharge these duties, the following steps must be carried out: Carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments to identify the risks. Risk assessments should also look at different groups of workers (e.g. vulnerable workers), for whom you may need to take extra health and safety measures. Implement measures to minimise those risks. You must take all reasonably practicable steps to minimise the risks. This is not the same as having to eliminate the risks altogether. Clearly, with the current Coronavirus crisis, these duties now carry even more importance. To clarify what you need to do, you should refer to the relevant sector-specific guide contained in the government’s guidance on working safely during coronavirus. Product Catalogue Available Ranging from desk screen protectors all the way to floor markings and direction arrows, we have a range of products available to help increase safety levels and ensure compliance with these duties as businesses put plans in place to facilitate a return to work. Our product catalogue features a range of leaflets, [...]

By | May 14th, 2020|PPE|Comments Off on Back To Work – Helping To Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus