It’s unavoidable: Heating and Ventilation Engineers get their hands dirty. Despite hands being their most valuable tools, thousands of tradespeople spend their days with their hands caked in dirt or harsh substances without having access to the facilities to clean them up.
Even when soap and water are available, they just won’t shift the majority of modern construction and maintenance products. PU foam, silicone and varnishes are nasty stuff to get on your hands and without the ability to remove them quickly, can cause debilitating skin problems.
Heating and Ventilation Engineers therefore need easy access to high-quality hand cleaners and industrial strength Big Wipes are the answer. Stored in tubs, (which can be kept in the door buckets of vans, or on van racking systems with special brackets), they are highly portable. They can remove dirt and construction materials from hands and tools swiftly and more thoroughly than soap and water.
Big Wipes are a convenient way for Heating and Ventilation Engineers to clean up on site or on the move. And it’s important they do – according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures, there are over 20,000 people suffering from work-related skin diseases with around 7,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Solvents, cement, resins and cutting fluids are some of the most common causes of irritant contact dermatitis so it is no wonder construction workers have one of the highest rates of developing this skin disease – something that can severely affect a person’s ability to work.
One of the best ways for Heating and Ventilation Engineers to avoid contact dermatitis is to wash hands and apply a moisturiser after washing, so it is important to point out that the best wipes will include moisturisers that protect hands.
Big Wipes Formula
Big Wipes 4×4 formulation is not only preservative free and mainly water-based but also has four powerful cleaning agents plus four dermatologically tested skin conditioners: Aloe Vera, Lanolin, Vitamin E and Glycerine ‐ all helping to nourish and protect the skin. The Big Wipes range has also been assessed to the latest EU Regulation 1223/2009 for cosmetic products with zero levels of irritation recorded during controlled testing by dermatologists. The range also offers >99.9% antibacterial protection for skin. All Big Wipes are used without water and thus are perfect for on-site use where water isn’t available.
Big Wipes 4×4 come in three different types: red top Heavy-Duty are double sided with an abrasive side to remove stubborn grime and a smooth side to soak up the muck; the black top Multi-Purpose wipe is made from a three layered, non-woven quilted fabric which makes it highly tear resistant and super tough; and the green top Multi- Surface wipes are fantastic at cleaning all surfaces, exceptionally absorbent and being made from a natural material can be thrown on the compost heap after use.
This article appeared in HVP, February 2016