Glasdon have launched a range of dedicated PPE bins to support the collection of PPE waste in workplaces and reduce littering of used face coverings, masks and PPE in transport hubs, retail and public spaces.
As the new COVID-19 Secure guidelines become available, businesses are preparing for the phased return to the workplace, implementing the stricter hygiene procedures and social distancing measures required to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
One measure for consideration in all aspects of our lives is the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) whether as a requirement in the workplace, on public transport or as we venture back into the supermarkets and the wider community.
For businesses, the guidelines state that the precautionary use of extra PPE should not be encouraged, except in clinical settings or when responding to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
However, if a risk assessment does show that PPE is required, this must be provided to workers who need it, free of charge and must fit properly.
From 15th June 2020 face coverings will be mandatory on all public transport, while remaining optional in other aspects of our lives. However, if an employee chooses to wear a face covering they should be supported to do so safely as detailed in the guidelines.
Dedicated PPE Bins for Collection of PPE Waste and to Reduce PPE Litter
These new ways of working and living bring the potential for a dramatic increase in PPE waste in all environments. Waste that is not familiar to us and that can present challenges for businesses and the general public in their duty to dispose of PPE hygienically and responsibly.
Neil Gilkes, Sales Manager, Glasdon UK Limited said:
We’ve responded as quickly as possible for our customers with an extended range of dedicated bins they require for the collection and disposal of used PPE.
It’s our aim to provide businesses and public service operators with solutions for PPE waste that help to simplify disposal for employees, customers and commuters, while improving the operational environment for waste teams and reducing the cross contamination of waste through a more efficient means of segregation for processing.
The Glasdon range of PPE Bins offers solutions for the controlled collection of used face masks, gloves and PPE, which may be required in manufacturing facilities, warehousing, retail and distribution.
Alternatively for busy transport hubs and public spaces, transparent sack holders or large capacity, hooded bins with recognisable graphics can be used to increase the visibility of PPE disposal points and discourage littering of face coverings.
Due to the changing nature of operations across all industries, Glasdon are committed to helping you by tailoring our products to your business needs.
We also offer a large range of products to assist with the implementation of social distancing measures and new health and safety protocols. Take a look at our range of social distance floor markers and signs.
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