What is PPE ?

PPE Means Personal Protective Equipment

PPE used to be the term that was bounced around in the workplace usually by someone officious looking with a penchant for Health & Safety videos followed by a ‘quiz’. Sadly midway through 2020 Face Masks and PPE have become everyday topics of conversation – how effective are they, where can we buy PPE and so on. Medics and healthcare personnel do not simply wear PPE as a uniform or just to keep their clothes clean – they don scrubs, blues, face masks, gloves and aprons for the primary purpose of protecting patients, staff and themselves from infection and avoidable contamination.

Coronavirus – or Covid-19 has elevated PPE and Hand Sanitizers into the commodity big league rather unexpectedly. It would also eem that for better (and better) hygiene and personal health risk management are habits that will be highly visible for a long time.

We looked at some examples of PPE, supplied in the UK by wholesalers The Towel Shop in Bolton, Lancashire in response to the demand for face masks, face shields etc. Additionally there is now a category on our website ‘PPE‘ that features products that our fashion partners have started to stock or manufacture in response to the pandemic: https://wearandstare.co.uk/product-category/promotions/ppe/

Disposable Gowns – single use PPE  protecting from bodily fluids, blood contamination, blood born pathogens or disease.

FFP2 (KN95) Face Mask CE Approved – Filtering face piece respirator, achieving class 2 performance against air-born particles. CE Approved Antivirus N95 Face Masks

Medical Type IIR Face Mask – CE Approved. 3 Ply Non-Woven, disposable, pleated, fluid resistant face masks are protective devices for everyday use intended to cover the nose and mouth in order to highly minimise the chance of cross-infection.The IIR  Face Mask has Bacterial filtration efficiency of 98% used mainly in a hospital setting.CE  EN 149:2002+A1:2009 approved

Plastic Disposable Aprons – Polythene flat packed aprons used for protection against splashes and liquid spills. Single use and disposable. Fits around the neck and includes waist ties for easy tying. 

3 Ply Face Mask CE Approved Non-Woven, disposable, pleated,  3 ply face masks are protective devices for everyday use intended to cover the nose and mouth in order to highly minimise the chance of cross-infection. This mask is perfect for day to day use in all industries. CE, EN 149:2001+A1:2009 approved

Face Shield – CE & FDA Approved Full face protection. Lightweight and durable face shields provide near perfect protection for the whole face.

About The Towel Shop

The Towel Shop is Britain’s leading wholesaler & manufacturer in household linen since 1999. The Towel Shop supplies some of the worlds largest institutions  including the NHS, Prisons, Universities, Hotels all the way down individual retail customers. There is absolutely no minimum order requirement and they take both trade and consumer orders!  The Towel Shop has excellent TrustPilot reviews.

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