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How To Store Hand Sanitiser & Transfer It Safely

15 November 2021
How To Store Hand Sanitiser & Transfer It Safely

How To Store Hand Sanitiser & Transfer It Safely

The global coronavirus pandemic has created huge demand and usage of hand sanitiser in most countries around the world. A 2020 scientific paper from members of the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia in Vancouver found: "most alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective at inactivating enveloped viruses, including coronaviruses."

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are one of the most common solutions and are proven to be very effective, but they do carry a risk of both physical harm from ingesting, and also catching on fire if near a flame. Our guidelines below will help you when storing or decanting hand sanitiser. No matter the container they are stored in, all hand sanitisers should:

  • be stored below 25 degrees celsius and kept away from heat or sunlight
  • have very clearly labels so they are not mistaken for cooking or food products
  • not be stored in vessels that have previously been used for drink or food because they could be accidentally consumed or used on a barbecue or gas cooker

Transferring or decanting hand sanitiser has it's own inherent risks, which can be minimised if you adhere to these best practice steps –

  • before beginning, make sure both containers are on a level, stable non-slip surface
  • always wear rubber protective gloves and use a face-mask
  • utilise an alcohol and chemical resistant hand pump that is fully sealed and that can provide controlled pumping
  • never smoke or transfer fluids near an open flame (like a barbecue or gas cooker)

Businesses and individuals across the UK and Europe use Ezi action drum pumps for decanting hand sanitizer because the seals are resistant to alcohol and many harsh chemicals, and our hand pumps deliver safe pumping for people no matter their size or strength.

 

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