Convenient hygiene = sustainable hygiene

Fatigue is a word we’re hearing more and more in reference to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and it’s certainly a feeling most of us will recognise.  In the early days of the pandemic, everything was new and whilst it was a frightening time, as a nation we felt highly motivated to do what we could to tackle the problem.

As the months have gone on, fatigue has set in.  We’re tired of hearing bad news, tired of talking about coronavirus, tired of social distancing, tired of sanitising our hands and surfaces – the list goes on.  The virus, meanwhile, never gets tired; it has taken full advantage of our fatigue and slipping standards, and caused the current critical situation that has us all in lockdown for a second time.

Here at Ramsol, we’ve talked before about the concept of ‘sustainable hygiene’.  This doesn’t mean sustainable in the environmental sense (although as sanitiser systems go, Ramsol is among the most eco-friendly), but rather about our ability to carry on with the current level of hygiene standards and protocols for an indefinite period of time. 

When the pandemic first began, people were thinking short term; we hoped that the worst would be over in a matter of months and were prepared to go to any lengths to protect life in the interim period.  But as time has gone on, it’s become clear that SARS-CoV-2 is going to be with us for a very long time – and suddenly the hygiene protocols that seemed manageable in the short term feel like an albatross around our necks.

In order to be truly sustainable – and by association, truly effective – hygiene systems must be simple and convenient to use.  This is particularly true when dealing with a virus, since we can’t inoculate surfaces against it; the only way to prevent onward transmission is to clean those surfaces thoroughly, and often.  There are lots of incredibly effective products out there that will kill this virus, but many of them are simply not practical when we’re talking about sanitising surfaces many times each day.

This sustainability factor becomes really significant for environments with a high throughput of people, or large surface areas to be sanitised.  Transport hubs, gyms, schools and offices are classic examples of both – spaces where lots of people come and go throughout the day, and with lots of touchpoints like handrails, screens, furniture, lifts and equipment that add up to massive surface areas needing to be disinfected.  Manual cleaning with a trigger spray and cloth isn’t sustainable in these spaces, because it’s too time consuming and there’s too much margin for error.  Fogging may not be suitable either, because this method has a long exclusion time that’s impractical for busy, 24-hour environments.

That’s why we believe Ramsol offers a sustainable alternative for long-term infection control.  With its innovative ‘spray and leave’ formula and game-changing delivery system, Ramsol makes it quick and easy to disinfect large areas in a short amount of time.  There’s no special training required, no need to wipe down and no lengthy exclusion time – simply apply using the spray gun and portable canister, leave to dry for ten minutes, and you’re done.  Ramsol’s optimised spray density is designed to give full coverage for effective decontamination that falls out of suspension quickly and dries fast.

The sheer simplicity of the Ramsol system means it slots effortlessly into your existing disinfection processes.  There’s no complicated setup, no time-consuming procedures and no fiddly parts to break down.  Existing users love its fuss-free performance, which means they’re less likely to cut corners in the long term as a result of fatigue.

Ramsol’s formula is alcohol-free so it’s safe to use on all surfaces while also being proven effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and mould – efficacy that’s validated by several BS EN standards.  The system is non-flammable, with no power supply required, which means it’s completely portable and safe to use anywhere, including food preparation and industrial settings.

As we face a future where SARS-CoV-2 will be endemic in our society, many businesses and organisations are re-evaluating whether the systems they’re currently using are practical for the long term.  If you’re one of them, Ramsol can help – sign up here to get more information straight to your inbox, or drop us a line to ramsol@quinglobal.com