Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work - AlcoDigital

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Further to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic in December 2019, protecting our own workforce – and those of our clients – has become of paramount importance.

To be able to function as an economy we will need to take steps to protect ourselves whilst preventing the spread of the virus at the same time.  This is best achieved by frequent handwashing, practising social distancing, and where necessary, wearing personal protective equipment.

Going forwards, companies will need to ensure they are able to comply with the HSE requirement of the provision of PPE for their employees when undertaking tasks that could potentially put them at risk from face to face contamination.

Testing employees for alcohol and/or drugs would be classed as ‘high risk’ due to both the physical proximity of the donors and the type of sampling required.  With this in mind, we recommend that any operators adhere to the same standard PPE equipment requirements as those classed as ‘frontline’ or ‘medical’ workers.

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With online marketplaces currently flooded with cheap and potentially fatal ‘fake’ goods, it has never been more important to have quality assurance that you can trust.

Our UKAS Certified factory has ISO 13485:2006 Accredited Quality Management, enabling us to offer a range of quality-assured and certified solutions to assist with enabling companies to once again function – whilst maintaining the safety of their staff.

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Face Masks and Face Protection


Face masks are recommended when filtering is required, to protect the respiratory system of the user from bacteria, viruses and other contaminants – and protect those around the user from the spread of the same.

There are different levels of face and mouth protection offered and various styles available köpa priligy.

Surgical style face masks (also known as medical masks or face masks) are used to prevent droplets from entering the respiratory system of the user or those around them.  They are typically 3-ply meaning they are multi-layered, and generally rectangle in shape with either ear loops or ties to secure.

When fitted correctly, the surgical face mask will help to prevent large droplets, sprays or splashes from reaching the mouth or nose of the wearer – or those around them.  They also remind the user not to touch their nose or mouth – a common way for viruses to spread.

Their loose fit however means less protection is offered – they are unable to filter out smaller air particles (ie from a sneeze or a cough) and protection from contamination is therefore weaker than with more fitted masks.

KN95 Face Masks (also known as N95 masks or FFP2 Masks or Respirator Masks) offer a higher level of protection compared to surgical masks, with the 95 indicating that the mask is able to block at least 95% of tiny particles. Designed to protect the wearer from aerosols, gases or vapours that could be hazardous to health, they also offer protection from airborne viruses such as coronavirus.

KN95 respirators offer a closer fit compared to surgical masks, and often have a metal band that can be folded around the shape of the nose to ensure a tighter seal.  The 2 elasticated headbands help keep the mask in place to help with the 95% filtration.

These masks are not marketed as re-useable however, the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) directive indicates that a mouth mask can be reused as long as it “maintains its structural and functional integrity and the filter material is not physically damaged or soiled”.



Washing hands frequently is important to prevent the transmission of bacteria or contaminants but where exceptional hygiene is required, disposable gloves offer additional protection.

Disposable gloves are for single use only and should not be re-used.  They are intended to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses therefore great care should be taken not to touch your face – specifically eyes, nose or mouth – whilst wearing them, as this is the most common method of viral transmission.

Our Nitrile Black Medical Gloves are latex and powder free, within PPE Category II, CE approved to EN420 and EN450.

Hand Sanitizers

Whilst frequent hand washing is recommended to prevent virus transmission, in situations where soap and water is not liquid hand sanitisers offer a convenient solution.

Where alcohol content of sanitizers is 60% or above, bacteria and viruses are effectively destroyed.  Whilst soap and water is considered more effective at removing dirt, bacteria and viruses, the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers ensures that any residual contamination is removed.

Our 70% alcohol hand sanitiser offers a pocket-sized solution for everyday use where access to soap and water is restricted, and is available in single bottles, packs of 12 or cartons of 24.

Our WHO Approved alcohol sanitizer is perfect for workplaces environments where personal protection at the highest level is required, and is available in singles, boxes of 6 or cartons of 30.

Both sanitizers use Aloe Vera to protect and soothe the skin.