Product Package includes 1x5 litres of Alcohol hand sanitiser 73%
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This broad spectrum hand sanitiser quickly kills bacteria and viruses. Non tacky with built in skin conditioners for frequent use to prevent hands from drying out. Helps prevent the spread of disease in healthcare, the workplace and public areas. Taint free formulation for general hand hygiene in the healthcare industry.
Active Alcohol hand Sanitiser 5 litres
Hand sanitizerA typical bottle of hand sanitizer gel
Clinical data Other names Hand sanitiser, hand antiseptic, hand disinfectant, hand rub, handrub
Hand sanitizer is a liquid or gel generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. They are available as liquids, gels, and foams. Formulations of alcohol-based versions are preferable to hand washing with soap and water in most situations in the healthcare setting. Generally, it is more effective at killing microorganisms than soap and water, with some exceptions such as norovirus and clostridium difficile Please see our Non alcohol sanitiser which has proven kill rates against CDIFF and Viruses  Outside the healthcare setting, hand washing with soap and water is generally preferred. Hand washing should still be carried out if contamination can be seen or following the use of the toilet.
Alcohol-based versions typically contain some combination of isopropyl alcohol, ethanol (ethyl alcohol), or n-propanol, with versions containing 60% to 95% alcohol the most effective. Care should be taken as they are flammable. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer works against a wide variety of microorganisms but not spores, Our Non Alcohol hand sanitiser has aproven kill rate against cdiff and the spores Compounds such as glycerol may be added to prevent drying of the skin. Some versions contain fragrances; however, these are discouraged due to the risk of allergic reactions. Non-alcohol based versions typically contain benzalkonium chloride
Alcohol has been used as an antiseptic at least as early as 1363 with evidence to support its use becoming available in the late 1800s. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer has been commonly used in Europe since at least the 1980s. The alcohol-based version is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.