If you’re looking to bulk buy PPE for your business, Chemist4U is the perfect place to pick up everything you’ll need to protect your valued employees.
We stock a wide range of PPE clothing, including gloves, goggles, and masks, as well as antibacterial soaps and hand sanitisers, which are essential when you’re trying to keep your staff safe and well.
All of our PPE is CE certified and approved for use in the UK, so you can feel confident in your protection in these uncertain times.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is available in lots of different types, so you can choose which will be best for your staff when taking health and safety measures into consideration.
If you’re looking to protect your staff as they return to work after the recent pandemic, face masks, gloves, goggles and other protective clothing can help to reduce their chances of coming into contact with bacteria.
If you’re considering PPE to help prevent the spread of illnesses, you may also want to consider antibacterial soaps and hand sanitisers.
The NHS recommends using both of these as well as washing your hands for at least 20 seconds at a time to help prevent the spread of illnesses such as COVID-19.
As changes in government guidelines mean that people can start to return to the workplace, it’s important that business owners do their best to protect their staff as much as possible.
However, this can be expensive if you need to protect a large number of employees who are unable to work from home. We can offer 0% VAT on PPE gloves, masks, and aprons, as VAT on these products has been temporarily reduced in UK VAT law.
Although other types of PPE may not be covered under these new regulations, we strive to keep our prices as competitive as possible, no matter what you need.
Combine this with a 5% discount on orders over £100 when you use the discount code PPE at checkout and a 10% discount on orders over £250 with code PPE10 and you can help to protect your employees at the best possible price.
A CE Certificate is a marking that shows that the product you’re buying has been tested and approved for sale in the UK and EU markets.
When a product has a CE Certificate you can be confident that it has met standards for health, safety, and environmental requirements, complying with EU legislation.
The PPE products sold at Chemist4U are all CE certified, so you know that all of the protective equipment you’re buying meets health and safety standards.
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment, and the phrase is used to refer to all types of clothing or equipment you can use to protect yourself or your employees from illness or injury.
As people slowly return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most common types of PPE being used include face masks, gloves, and other equipment that can help to prevent the spread of the virus.
People who are using this type of PPE the most at the moment include NHS staff, health and social care workers, and other key workers who are spending time in high-risk environments.
FFP2, N95, and KN95 face masks are all essentially the same, with each filtering out 95% of particles when you use them.
FFP2, N95, and KN95 are the codes used for manufacturing standards in different parts of the world, with FFP2 being used in the EU and UK, N95 being used in America, and KN95 being used in China.
These safety standards are the closest possible equivalents to each other when compared, so all of these masks essentially offer the same benefits.
Whether your PPE is reusable depends on the type of PPE you’re using.
For example, PPE gloves or face masks are often single-use only and are designed to be disposed of and replaced regularly.
If you’re unsure whether your equipment is reusable, we’d recommend referring to the manufacturer’s information that’s included with each product, as it should be able to tell you whether you can use each product more than once or how you can clean and reuse the equipment if necessary.
PPE helps to prevent the spread of infection by keeping you from coming into contact with particles, airborne droplets, or contaminated surfaces.
Viruses and infections can all spread like this, so putting an extra layer of protection between you and any bacteria or particles can help to reduce your chances of catching illnesses such as COVID-19.
However, it’s important to remember that you’ll only get the best out of your PPE if you put it on and remove it safely, avoiding contact with any potentially contaminated PPE.
It’s important that you put on your PPE in the correct order when you’re trying to prevent the spread of infection.
The NHS and the government recommend that you take the following steps when putting on your PPE:
When removing and disposing of your PPE, do so in the following order:
Public Health England has created some helpful videos that can teach you how to put on and remove your PPE safely, click the link below to watch the removal steps for yourself.
In order to help prevent the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic, all health and social care workers should be wearing appropriate PPE, especially during aerosol generating procedures (AGPs).
However, anyone who will not be able to reliably observe social distancing in the workplace may want to wear PPE to help protect themselves at this time.
For example, supermarket staff who regularly come into contact with the general public may benefit from wearing PPE masks and gloves when they work.
Respirator masks are an essential part of PPE when you’re trying to avoid the spread of infection, but may not be suitable for those who have beards.
Respirator masks need to be able to create a seal around your mouth so their filtration system can be as effective as possible, and facial hair can interfere with this.
You may need to shave or trim your beard or facial hair so you can wear a face mask properly, or consider buying alternative PPE such as a hood or helmet.