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A Guide to Disposable Face Mask Types

A Guide to Disposable Face Mask Types

Disposable masks have become a part of our everyday life during the Covid-19 pandemic and, with the onset of winter, many people are starting to see the benefits of their ongoing use. Not only have face masks helped to stem the spread of Covid-19 indoors and in crowded places, but they help to keep those around us safe if we’re suffering from common colds too. 

In this article, we’ll look at the different types of disposable face masks and see which ones are best used in which situations.

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The Public Access Trauma (PAcT) Kit: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Public Access Trauma (PAcT) First Aid Kit: What Business Owners Need to Know

In response to recent terror attacks, including the Manchester Arena Bombing, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, in collaboration with medical experts, has launched a Public Access Trauma (PAcT) First Aid Kit. The kit is designed to support members of the public with first aid for terrorism-related injuries when emergency services aren’t nearby.

In this article, we’ll cover exactly what you need to do as a business owner or operator to prepare a first aid response for a terror attack.

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A Guide to Disposable Face Mask Use

A Guide to Disposable Face Mask Use

In 2021, we’ve become accustomed to checking our bags for our face masks or grabbing one before leaving the house in the morning, and with good reason. Face masks have been scientifically proven to stem the spread of Covid-19 by reducing the number of infectious moisture droplets transmitted between people through coughing, sneezing, talking, and exhaling. 

In a study published by Scientific Reports, participants wearing a surgical mask or KN95 mask were found to emit 60% fewer airborne particles than those who didn’t wear one. Wearing a mask is proven to reduce particle transmission, but in order to achieve the most effective protection, different types of masks are required in different situations. 

In this article, we’ll explain what different types of masks are used for, and what harmful materials masks can protect against.

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What is Hand Sanitiser? Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hand Sanitiser? Frequently Asked Questions

Hand sanitiser has been a part of daily life for almost everyone over the last two years. A convenient alternative when a sink isn’t nearby, hand sanitiser has helped everyone do their part to slow the spread of Covid-19 by keeping their hands clean.

But sanitising hand gel has been around for much longer than the Covid-19 pandemic and has been a useful tool in cutting through the cycle of infection of other diseases like flu and common colds. Get a thorough understanding of what exactly hand sanitiser is in this article.

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Hand Sanitiser: FAQs on Safety and Uses

Hand Sanitiser: FAQs on Safety and Uses

Hand sanitiser is classed as a biocide by The Health and Safety Executive. According to The HSE, “Biocidal products are used to protect people and animals, preserve goods, stop pests like insects or rodents and control viruses, bacteria and fungi through a chemical or biological action.”

While biocides are highly regulated to make sure they are safe for use, there are still risks associated with misuse, so it’s important to know what you should and shouldn’t do with hand sanitiser.

Find answers to questions about hand sanitiser safety and what it can and can’t be used for here.

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How to use Hand Sanitiser: All Your Questions Answered

How to use Hand Sanitiser: All Your Questions Answered

Hand sanitiser has become an essential piece of equipment at the entrance of every shop, bar, restaurant, ticket office, and train station in the UK. Most of us are guaranteed to have a personal hand sanitiser in our car or bag right now too.

A good quality hand sanitiser will kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. Using hand sanitiser in the correct way means you’ll get all the benefits of having an on-the-go tool for sterilising your hands and cutting through the cycle of infection.

As a manufacturer and supplier of hand sanitiser, we hear a lot of questions about how, when, and in what situations hand sanitiser should be used. Read on for all the answers.

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Veterinary Hazards: Staff Safety in Clinics and Practices

Veterinary Hazards: Staff Safety in Clinics and Practices

Veterinary practices are more high risk than other types of workplaces like offices and shops. Hazardous waste, prescription medicines, unpredictable animals, and exposure to pathogens are potentially daily occurrences for veterinary nurses and other staff working in the clinic.

As the owner, manager, infection control nurse, or health and safety officer of a veterinary practice, it’s your responsibility to identify hazards and potential hazards to take reasonable steps to keep people on the premises safe, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Here are some of the main hazards you should be aware of in a veterinary practice.

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Health and Safety in a Veterinary Practice: UK Guidance

Health and Safety in a Veterinary Practice: UK Guidance

The HSE basics for health and safety compliance set out straightforward guidelines on what needs to be considered in the workplace. Here’s how these basics might apply to veterinarians.

We cover a lot of best practices for infection control, a large component of veterinary health and safety in our article Veterinary Infection Control Guidelines and Best Practices.

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How to Choose the Right Veterinary Wound Dressings

How to Choose the Right Veterinary Wound Dressings

Proper dressing and bandaging of wounds on animals help to control infection and speed up the healing process. Bandages should be applied with even pressure and coverage and should fit snuggly to the animal’s body, firm enough to stay in place while the animal moves around, but not so tight as to cause discomfort or limit essential blood supply to the area.

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Veterinary Infection Control Guidelines and Best Practices

Veterinary Infection Control Guidelines and Best Practices

If you own or run a veterinary clinic it’s critical that your whole team is aware of hygiene and infection control guidelines and best practices to ensure you are meeting the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme criteria. This will help you to demonstrate that you’re taking the right level of responsibility to keep your staff, clients, and patients safe. 

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is the UK governing body on best practices in the veterinary sector. Download their extensive audit of infection control best practices for a thorough understanding of what needs to be considered. Here, we’ve covered the basic essentials.

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