Hygiene for a new year, in a new world

So here we are in a brand new year. The road ahead looks far from smooth, but 2021 will be the year we see mass roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, and one in which we hope we’ll see sectors decimated by the pandemic start to get back on their feet, heralding a return to some sort of normality for the global population.

Of course, that normality won’t ever be like it was before.  When it comes to health, it’s a case of once bitten, twice shy – the lessons learned throughout the past year have come at too high a price for us to let them be forgotten.  We’re in a new world now, and it’s time for a new approach.

In 2020, the entire human race took a reactive approach to hygiene – we had no choice.  Globally, we always knew a large-scale pandemic was a possibility – even a likelihood – but so many factors were unknown that we were largely unable to prepare.  As a result, nations all over the world had to react quickly in a rapidly evolving situation.  We saw shortages of disinfectant products, panic buying, and misinformation about what would and wouldn’t be effective against SARS-CoV-2. 

With a finger on the pulse of the latest scientific guidance, we felt our way towards a strategy.  At Ramsol, we worked to develop and test a disinfectant formulation that would answer the emerging challenges around speed and convenience of application, as well as safety – especially in front line clinical environments. 

Collectively, we have achieved so much since last January – we now know how to tackle this virus, and since we know more, it’s time to do better.  We’re more equipped than we have ever been to make sure something this can never happen again.  We know more about zoonotic diseases, and improved ways to prevent their transmission are in review worldwide.  We also know more about the role hygiene has to play – how vital it is in halting the spread of disease among the population, and how important it is to choose the right hygiene product to eliminate the pathogen we’re dealing with.

The time for knee-jerk reactions is over.  We have the knowledge.  The products and the technology already exist, even if they continue to evolve.  Now is the time for organisations that haven’t already done so, to put in place a proactive – not reactive – strategy for hygiene on all fronts. 

It’s time to review your existing protocols – are they effective?  Do they offer confidence for your business, your staff and your customers?  Are they fast, convenient and safe?  Do they comply with the relevant UK and EU legislation for your sector, especially after Brexit?  If the answer to any of these questions is no, then it’s time for a rethink.

Ramsol offers a solution to many of the drawbacks posed by other disinfection systems.  It has proven virucidal, antibacterial and fungicidal qualities.  It’s 100% portable, with no need for a power supply.  It offers convenient application, excellent coverage and a short exclusion period.  It complies with BS EN standards crucial for clinical and food preparation environments.

If your current disinfectant system doesn’t feel tailor-made for your organisation, we’d love to tell you more about how Ramsol could be the perfect fit.  Contact ramsol@quinglobal.com for more information.