Coronavirus disinfectant cleaner
The fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has been caused by a new coronavirus means there’s relatively little research and testing of it when it comes to disinfectant products. We understand that people want as much reassurance as possible when trying to protect themselves against infection by this virus.
We use a single disinfectant product that’s trusted by healthcare professionals. It’s used in over 10,000 healthcare sites around the world, including the NHS. We’ve been talking with the manufacturer about its independent test results with the aim of providing complete confidence for our customers.
We guarantee this is the only disinfectant cleaner used by our sanitisation teams.
The disinfectant cleaning product we use is highly effective at providing surface protection in any type of environment. This includes high risk areas, such as healthcare and food processing, where it’s widely used. It’s safe to use on all types of surface, including equipment and most fabrics.
Some of the environments the product keeps people safe from viruses, bacterias and spores include: –
- Clinics (incl. doctors, dental & IVF)
- Care homes
- Pharmaceutical & life science institutions
- Ambulance, police & fire services
Effective against coronavirus
The statement below, relating specifically to the new coronavirus, has been provided by the manufacturer of the product: –
“Following the recent outbreak of the new coronavirus we can confirm that our product is effective against the virus.
The group of coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome. Unfortunately, due to the inherent unstable nature of the virus it is not possible to text disinfectants against the specific organism in laboratory conditions.
In order to prove product efficacy we have to use other more stable enveloped viruses as substitute viruses to prove product efficacy against this organism.
We can confirm our products have been tested to EN14476 (the European virus testing standard), and also against enveloped viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B & C, which confirms our product is effective against enveloped viruses and will therefore be classified as effective against the new coronavirus.
In this regard you can safely use our product to protect against this virus and it will be much safer alternative to bleach based products.”
How does it work?
The product has been uniquely developed for high performance cleaning and disinfection. It’s safe to use and powerfully effective. It’s also fast-acting, taking less than 30 seconds to be fully effective.
It works in three stages: –
- Cleaning; penetration of soiling on contaminated surfaces
- Penetration; attacks the protective membrane of viruses and other mirco-organisms
- Disinfection; disrupts the DNA or RNA of viruses so they become inactive and can no longer replicate themselves
Its long-lasting, powerful action leaves surfaces disinfected and hygienically clean. By using a single product, rather than separate ones for cleaning and disinfecting, we avoid chemical reactions, and/or any loss of performance.
The highest European and British testing standards against high-risk organisms have been applied and passed (EN1276, AFNOR, EN14476, EN12504, EN13727). It protects against 99.9% of viruses, bacterias and spores it was tested against. This includes, but is not exclusive to, the following viruses: –
- Hepatitis B & C
- H1N1 influenza A
- Avian influenza
- Murine norovirus
The product is free from alcohol and is pH neutral, so it’s gentle on the skin. Independent audits have proven the product is non-toxic, biodegradable and does not bioaccumulate in the environment. MEA testing proves the product is safe to use.
Reliable supply chain
The disinfectant cleaner product we use is researched, developed, formulated and manufactured in the UK. Our long standing relationship with this company means we don’t foresee any supply issues during the current health crisis. We’re acutely aware of the problems of buying protective equipment and sanitisation products from overseas markets at the current time.
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