Guidance document: Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Guidance document: Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Product Information and Solutions
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some can cause illness in people including mild symptoms, such as the common cold. Other strains can lead to pneumonia and cause more severe disease e.g. SARS and MERS.
Surface Disinfection Products:
Ultra AX has been assessed for viricidal activity following test methods such as BS EN 14476 and BS EN 14675. Results show they are effective against a range of viruses such as the H1N1 influenza virus, Norovirus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Ebola virus and Coronaviruses. Specifically, COVID 19
Alternatively, Sani-gel Spray is ideal for disinfecting all water washable surfaces such as glass, aluminium, stainless steel, rubber, ceramics, plastics, tiled surfaces and fabrics. Particularly effective on keyboards, telephones, door handles and all work surfaces. Sani-Gel Spray kills most bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Lime Burst and SGI 95 are both excellent solutions for cleaning/disinfecting/sanitising all hard and water washable surfaces, both have BS 6471 QAP ratings for bactericides. Brilliant Blue is a fantastic stain and scale remover for washrooms and kills 99,99 % of bacteria (Passes BS EN1276 at 1:50)
Lemon Fresh, and Orange Fresh are both great cleaners, re-odourised, sanitiser and disinfectant. However, neither have actual certifications under the classification of Disinfectants.
Hand Hygiene Products:
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds with Purus, Punch or Bombardier or use an alcohol hand rub such as Sani-Gel if hands are visibly clean.
Clean Ems Extra heavy-duty waterless hand cleaning towels with a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent.
With all the hand washing that is happening there is a tendency for the hands to dry out, Shield is a fantastic moisturiser and barrier cream and each person can have their own aerosol thus reducing the opportunity for cross infection.
General Maintenance Products:
With offices, schools and factories being shut down for any lengthy period with only minimal maintenance, drainage and toilet facilities do not get used and consequently bacteria can multiply in the pipes. This can cause unpleasant smells in toilets and washing areas, the use of Lime Burst, SGI 95, Lemon Fresh and Orange Fresh weekly as a dose down urinals and toilets will kill the bacteria and odourise the area. To flush the urinals through Thermocolour can be applied and left for 30 mins to ensure proper cleaning prior to the application of a sanitiser/bactericide.
Roofs may suffer from leaks, without the availability of contractors to fix, maintenance can repair with Roof Seal.
Also, there is the opportunity for floor areas to be painted while not in use, causing no obstructions to the workforce. Paintex and Keflar 500 are great products for floor coatings. Paintex is a single pack oil alkyd resin paint whereas Keflar 500 is a 2-part epoxy coating providing probably the best floor coating available. Prior to painting and floor cracks, holes and spalling can be repaired with Grano-Crete or Triple-Crete. Any oil/dirt can be removed with Formula 500 or Oil Gone, and if necessary, the floor etched for perfect surface preparation with Con-Kleen.
For the coatings of walls Macecoat is an all-weather protective coating for masonary substrates inside and out.
All the products already mentioned in the Surface Disinfection section are great for general cleaning. If just general cleaning/degreasing is required, the following have different attributes but are all good hard surface cleaners: