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The Safer Disinfectant Network

Launched in November 2020, the network is a collaboration of leading disinfectant manufacturers and infection control experts, committed to promoting best practice to support public health.

Now more than ever, we need to know the disinfectant products we use, and the way that we use them, will properly clean and sanitise surfaces, equipment and skin – protecting us from infection.

We’re calling for

We’re encouraging employers to sign our voluntary charter that is designed to promote best practice and support public health in the workplace.

Many products do not protect against COVID-19 or other harder to kill organisms like norovirus, despite claiming to kill 99.9% of germs on their packaging. ​

Products that do not deliver the level of protection they claim put people at risk.

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Spotlight on surfaces

Viruses, including COVID-19, norovirus and flu, are known to spread by touching surfaces and then touching your face. From picking up objects to turning doorknobs, we are constantly touching surfaces in shared spaces that are potentially contaminated with pathogens from when individuals’ cough or sneeze.

There is a wealth of clinical evidence showing that the use of surface disinfection products can reduce the risk of virus spread by up to 85%.  Hand hygiene and mask wearing alone – although important – does not deliver the same level of protection.