Big Wipes industrial strength trades wipes will help look after your hands and save you money on site.
According to the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures available, there are over 20,000 people suffering from work-related skin diseases with around 7,000 new cases diagnosed every year. For many tradespeople therefore, cleaning hands effectively while still being able to care for them is extremely important.
On a daily basis, most tradesmen- and -women have to deal with both grease and grime. In addition, they also need to keep themselves and the work area clean of fix and repair products including silicone sealants, paints, adhesives, PU foam and general dirt – which can be hard to remove.
Industrial trades wipes help to solve a health and safety issue as speedy removal of irritants is essential, especially as skin disease on the hands can be debilitating and has serious implications when trying to continue with work. The skin is your body’s largest organ and is its protective barrier. However, if harmful substances accumulate on your skin, that barrier can be broken and leave hands sore and inflamed and with the potential to cause long-term health issues. Skin disease can be incapacitating for the sufferer, meaning that work becomes difficult and livelihoods are put in jeopardy.
There are common signs of skin problems to look for on hands such as dryness, redness, cracking or swelling of the hands and fingers as well as blisters, flaking and itching. Contractors and other trades can develop these symptoms as they come into direct contact with substances commonly used on site. If you are immersing your hands in liquids, or getting them splashed on a regular basis then your hands may suffer. Contact with contaminated tools or surfaces can also lead to harmful substances landing on the skin, causing a problem.
You might think that skin irritation such as dryness, cracking and itching is just a normal downside of the job. It’s not – and it can be the first sign that a serious skin condition is beginning. But there are easy ways to prevent these problems. Big Wipes trades wipes contain a blend of cosmetic grade solvents to effectively remove the grime, plus have added skin conditioners combining antibacterial properties that can offer a comprehensive level of portable protection in one convenient package. The wipes are highly effective, economical and safe for use on hands, tools and all sealed surfaces.
Big Wipes industrial strength trades wipes help save significant costs too. Paints, adhesive and sealants are easy to over-apply or can be kicked over by accident, causing visual, and sometimes permanent, damage to hard floors, walls and furniture. A spill or accidental leak of any material can lead to complaints, costly call backs or a delay in a job being signed off as complete which could all combine to impact on the contractor’s reputation.
The use of trades wipes can save costs in lost time by quickly clearing spills before they cause permanent damage and potential call backs. For tradespeople, therefore, portable cleaning products, such as Big Wipes, are their first line of insurance against complaints and extra costs.
Savings even extend to reducing the cost of replacing and laundering work wear, as hands pre-cleaned with industrial wipes are no longer a grime hazard to clothing. Vans and vehicles also stay in better condition if a tub of wipes is mounted in racking or in a Big Wipes van bracket, as the work place grime can be removed before it enters the cab. This also has the added benefit of your team arriving clean and ready for their next job.
Big Wipes Formula
Big Wipes, who specialise in industrial strength trades wipes, manufacture formulas which are preservative free and mainly water-based. In addition to four powerful cleaning agents, Big Wipes 4×4 contain four dermatologically tested skin conditioners: Aloe Vera, Lanolin, Vitamin E and Glycerine ‐ all helping to nourish and protect the skin. The Big Wipes 4×4 range has 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 your skin. All Big Wipes are used without water and thus are perfect for on-site use where water isn’t available.
Taking into account the health and safety implications of getting rid of grime and as part of their hand care solution package, Big Wipes also provides a hand cream. This is a high performance treatment cream that rapidly relieves dry and rough skin, helps strengthen the skin’s barrier function and improves its ability to absorb and hold moisture. It is recommended by dermatologists to increase moisture concentration and improve skin texture, appearance and function. Used regularly, the hand cream helps restore the skin’s smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture, keeping it soft, supple and youthful – and bringing much needed relief to dry, cracked skin.
Industrial wipes and moisturisers provide tradespeople with everything they need to stay clean, stay professional and keep their skin in prime condition for the job in hand.
A similar version of this feature appeared in HPM Mag in December 2016