Nursery owners who are looking to optimise the health and well-being of both the children in their care and their staff can now look to Signo Nanocare UK’s new self-disinfection wipe on surface protection Liquid Guard®.The easily applied coating will provide long-term protection against the spread of bacterial and fungal pathogens that settle on the treated surface. This offers a barrier to the spread of hand-surface-hand infections that are transferred between children, furniture and staff.
Nursery managers, and proprietors, are very aware of the cost implications of paying sick pay and covering short term absence.
Whilst longer-term serious staff illness may not be something the nursery can influence, short term absence will be reduced by the effective management of the 80% of the day-to-day bacterial and fungal infections that are passed on through surface contact, such as e-coli and conjunctivitis.
Cleaning with anti-bacterial cleaners will kill a proportion of bacterial and fungal pathogens that are on the surface at that point in time but once the day starts and the surface is used, it is re-infected with germs brought in from home and transferred to everyone and anyone who comes into contact with the surface.
Commonly used anti-bac cleaners are unable to prevent mutation of bacteria – so those cells that are not immediately eliminated multiply and become more resistant, contributing to the spiralling increase in antibiotic resistant pathogens. Liquid Guard uses a radical new anti-bac which physically punctures and kills bacteria, thus preventing mutations and the spread of infection. It’s easily applied with a two-part spray and wipe application that can be incorporated as part of a deep clean. The coating takes six hours to cure after which it’s fully active. Protected surfaces become much easier to clean.
In the form of a glass-like coating, Liquid Guard permanently bonds to the surface, leaving a layer of microscopic spikes that destroy microbial growth (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year). The positively charged atoms of nitrogen attract negatively charged cell membranes and puncture all microbes, thereby leaving the surface protected from transferring unwanted bacteria such as MRSA, Listeria, Salmonella, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. For a full list of microbes that Liquid Guard is effective against click here.
Liquid Guard gives nursery managers, proprietors and staff a way of reducing the transmission of day-to-day infections between children and staff, thus improving everyone’s wellbeing and reducing parental stress of sick children – without any drastic changes to their cleaning routines. They can be confident that one simple application will provide year-long protection. Improving the cleanliness of the nursery environment brings benefits for staff, children and their parents.
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