30th May 2017
Better Protect and Reduce the Threat of Cross Contamination with I-CON™ : The New Colour-Coded Hand Protection System from Globus
Hand protection specialist Globus has launched I-CON™ - a brand new colour-coded glove system providing enhanced chemical protection for workers in the cleaning and hygiene sector.
The new I-CON™ glove system not only protects workers’ hands against the most common chemicals and substances found in contract cleaning but also helps prevent contact contamination from bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and vaccines that may be encountered.
Unlike commonly used gloves made from vinyl or latex that do not necessarily meet the levels of performance required under EN legislation, all of the gloves within the I-CON™ system are manufactured exclusively from nitrile.
Every glove is CAT III certified in accordance with the EN374-1 chemical resistance standard whilst cross contamination threats in infection control areas are also reduced significantly thanks to the I-CON™ colour system - with individual coloured gloves designated for specific work areas.
There are eight I-CON™ system gloves - four single-use, four re-usable – all manufactured from 100% nitrile, which follow the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) approved and adopted colour-coded system for infection control using:
- Red for sanitary appliances and washroom areas
- Yellow for clinical, treatment and isolation areas
- Green for general food and drink areas
- Blue for general areas excluding washrooms and clinical areas
Forming a robust and compliant hand protection programme for cleaning professionals, the I-CON™ glove system also provides wearers with the confidence of knowing they are properly protected and actively contributing to a managed infection control process.
“Effective protection from chemical hazards is paramount for those working in the cleaning and hygiene sector. However, wider risk factors exist such as contact contamination from bacteria, viruses, pathogens and even medicines. As a result our new I-CON™system has been designed to protect the worker from both risk factors whilst at the same time reducing the threat of cross contamination.”
“By reflecting the BICSc recommended colour code, workers and managers can quickly and easily ensure that the right gloves are being used in the right environments to prevent bacterial transfer. Worker protection is also a key element to the new range whichhas been designed to provide an effective barrier to the most common chemicals and substances found in contract cleaning environments,” said Globus Marketing Manager Steve Shale.
To support the EN compliant range, Globus can also provide tailored support packages to aid the implementation of the I-CON™ system.
“We recognise the importance of underpinning dedicated high quality hand protection solutions with ongoing training, education and support. This approach really helps workers understand the importance of their role within the infection control process and the support package has been designed to help deliver this,” added Nicholas Green, Globus Corporate Accounts Director.