Some staff in certain industries should refrain from using hand sanitisers containing alcohol.  Alcohol is a fire risk, people who work near flames or sparks should avoid using a sanitiser that is made with it. Therefore, kitchens with hot furnaces and naked flames is a risk. Likewise, some types of manufacturing including foundries, welding and cutting could be potentially dangerous to staff.  Staff who use these type of sanitisers should wait until it completely evaporates off the skin.   Better still, use soap and water for at least 20 seconds before working in these areas.

If you are in doubt check it out with your Health & Safety Officer or whoever is responsible for risk assessments.

This alert was created by our sister company GNC Electrics Limited.



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